How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Changing your oil on a regular basis is critical if you want to maintain your used vehicle’s health. Experts used to recommend oil changes every 3,000 miles, but the latest technology and oil have helped extend that interval up to between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. For more clarification, simply check your owner’s manual for specific instructions about how often you should change your oil.

Oil Change Frequency

Every 7,000 to 10,000 miles is just a broad guideline. Certain models will need their oil changed more frequently. If any of these circumstances apply to your driving around Spokane, WA or Coeur D’Alene, ID, check with us to find out how often you should change the oil:

  • Off-Roading
  • Commercial Driving
  • Racing
  • Heavy Towing
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Further Oil Change Tips

Before you head to our service center near Post Falls, ID, it’s worth checking out these oil change facts:

  • Even if you don’t drive too regularly or cover long distances, you’ll still want your oil changed at least once a year since it breaks down over time. 
  • When you get your oil changed, it’s wise to have the oil filter replaced at the same time. You can always pick one up at the Spokane parts department! 
  • There’s a difference between synthetic oil and conventional oil, so check your owner’s manual to see which is recommended. 

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

It’s a good idea to check your oil level once a month if you want to catch any leaks in the system. If too much leaks out, your vehicle risks everything from overheating to engine damage. You should also check for any changes to the oil’s color, as this indicates metal particles in the oil that can be a symptom of serious problems. If you’re low on oil or notice any other issue, you should see a service professional as soon as possible. 

Turn to Arrotta’s Automax & RV for Oil Changes

We’re here to provide service tips covering everything from oil changes to diesel oil advice. To find out more, simply contact us today. If you’d like to schedule servicing, don’t hesitate to use our quick and easy online form.

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