How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Auto Mechanic Checking Oil


Routine oil changes are vital to your vehicle to ensure that it operates smoothly and efficiently on the roads of Omaha and Bellevue. In the past, oil changes were recommended every three months or 3,000 miles. However, for newer vehicles, the recommended oil change frequency is quite different. Thanks to advancements in automotive and oil technology, most vehicles can generally go from 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. We highly recommend consulting your owner’s manual to see if there are different recommendations from the automaker. 

Oil Change Frequency 

How often should you change your oil? While the interval provided above should suffice for most new vehicles, your driving habits around Papillion could lead to more frequent oil changes:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Heavy towing

Oil Change Tips

Is it time for your next oil change? Keep these tips in mind if the time is fast approaching:

  • Do you know if your vehicle requires synthetic oil or conventional oil? You can find this out in your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil is the pricier option, but it does last longer than conventional oil. This helps to offset some of the added cost. 
  • Your vehicle will still need an oil change at least twice a year even if you do not do a lot of driving around Council Bluffs. Oil will still break down over time when the car is not in use. 
  • When you are changing the oil in your vehicle, you will also need to change the oil filter. 

Check the Oil Level

On a monthly basis, you will also want to check your oil level to make sure that you have enough and that it is still in good condition. Changes in your oil’s color and texture can be a sign of serious problems. If your oil is low or full of contaminants, set up an appointment with Edwards Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Contact Edwards Chevrolet Buick GMC for More Information 

If you have any questions about oil changes, do not hesitate to reach out to the experts at Edwards Chevrolet Buick GMC. It’s our goal to help you keep your vehicle performing the way it did on the day it left the showroom. 


Service Specials at Edwards Chevrolet Buick GMC

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