How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

If you want your vehicle to run smoothly on the roads of Williamsville and Clarence, you will need to keep up with routine vehicle maintenance. This includes regular oil changes. A common question we hear at Basil Mitsubishi is, “How often should you change your oil?” How often should you get an oil change? Oil change frequency depends on your particular make and model. If you have a relatively newer vehicle, an oil change is likely needed every 7,500 and 10,000 miles. Older vehicles will require increased oil change frequency. Learn all about the basics of this routine service below.



Factors that Contribute to Oil Change Frequency

While most newer vehicles in Amherst are perfectly fine with an oil change every 7,500 to 10,000 miles, that is not the case for all vehicles. Your driving habits can also play a role in how often your vehicle will need an oil change. Here are just a few factors that can affect oil change frequency:

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

Oil Change Frequency Tips

Still wondering how often you should change your oil? Does your vehicle need an oil change even if you do not do a lot of driving in Buffalo? Basil Mitsubishi has the details below.

  • Make sure your vehicle gets the correct type of motor oil. Does it require synthetic oil, or will conventional oil suffice? This information can be found in your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil does cost more, but its increased longevity often makes it worth the added cost.
  • Even if your car sits idle for long periods of time, regular oil changes are still needed. Oil continues to break down over time even when you are not driving the car. Oil changes should still be performed at least twice a year.
  • Have the oil filter changed at the same time your vehicle receives an oil change.
  • Check your car’s oil on a monthly basis to make sure there are no leaks or changes in the appearance or texture of the oil. This could be a sign that your vehicle requires service.

Learn More About Oil Changes with Basil Mitsubishi

Is your vehicle due for an oil change? We can help. Visit the service center at Basil Mitsubishi. It’s easy to set up an appointment online. In the meantime, check out additional service tips and tricks from our experts.

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