How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

oil change on a car

Keeping up with routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations is crucial for the overall health of your vehicle, and ultimately your safety on the Orland Park roads. So, how often should you change your oil? Oil change frequency is not one-size-fits-all, as there are a number of factors that will influence how often your vehicle will require an oil change. Generally speaking, though, experts recommend oil changes every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Make sure to check your owner’s manual for specifics on oil change frequency, and don’t hesitate to consult the technicians at the Bettenhausen CDJR service center for advice.

Recommended Oil Change Frequency

How often should you change your oil? As previously mentioned, you should generally get an oil change every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, or approximately every 6 months. However, certain vehicles can go longer between oil changes, while others require more frequent oil changes. Your car’s drivetrain will impact your oil change frequency, as will the type of oil it requires. Your driving habits on and off the Mokena streets also determine how often you need oil changes. For instance, the following practices put more strain on your engine and therefore increase your oil change frequency:

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

Oil Change Frequency Tips

Consider the following oil change frequency tips to best manage your maintenance schedule and keep your car running smoothly.

  • Check your owner’s manual for specifics on the type of oil that your vehicle needs. This will help you to know how often you should change your oil.
  • Even unused cars require oil changes. Change your vehicle’s oil at least twice a year, regardless of how infrequently you drive it.
  • Pay attention to your driving habits as you get around New Lenox and how they may influence how often you need oil changes.
  • If you change your oil at home, remember that your oil filter also needs to be replaced. Our parts center can assist you in getting the right oil filter for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram model.

Schedule Your Next Oil Change at Bettenhausen CDJR

Is it time for your next oil change? Schedule service with Bettenhausen CDJR to secure an appointment. And don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle’s oil change frequency. We are here to help!

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