How Often Should I Change My Oil?

December 14th, 2018 by

Adding Oil to Car

Changing your oil regularly is critical to maintaining your vehicle’s health. In the past, experts recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles, but advances in oil and engine technology have extended that interval. Today, most vehicles can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. It’s a good idea to check your owner’s manual for more specific instructions about how often you should change your oil.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

While 7,000-10,000 miles is a broad guideline, certain vehicles will need their oil changed sooner. If any of these circumstances apply to you, check with Blue Ridge Nissan of Wytheville near Christiansburg to see how soon you should bring your vehicle in:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Before you visit our service center near Marion, check out these facts about oil changes. If you have any questions, call our service center at 276-228-8621.

  • Even if you don’t drive your car much, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
  • Whenever you get your oil changed, they should replace the oil filter as well. You can always stop by the parts department at Blue Ridge Nissan of Wytheville for an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change.
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Checking your oil level once a month will help catch any leaks in the oil system. After all, without oil, your vehicle can become seriously damaged. Be sure to check for any change to your oil’s color, as well as the appearance of any metal particles in the oil. Those can be signs of serious problems. If you’re low on oil or notice another issue, schedule a service appointment with Blue Ridge Nissan of Wytheville today.

Turn to Blue Ridge Nissan of Wytheville for Oil Changes

We offer low prices on oil changes as well as service coupons for many of our most popular maintenance and repair tasks. Contact us with any questions today!

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