How Often Should You Change Your Oil?



Oil is the fluid responsible for moving the parts in your engine around smoothly so that your vehicle can drive efficiently on the Los Banos roads. Over time, the oil collects dirt and debris, gets dirty, and needs to be replaced. So, how often should you change your oil? Most experts recommend anywhere between 7,000-10,000 miles, but that number can vary depending on several factors. Learn what you can expect your oil change frequency to be with the service center at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock, and visit us for all of your service and maintenance needs. 

Factors That Affect Oil Change Frequency 

As mentioned above, the commonly recommended oil change frequency for most vehicles is around 7,000-10,000 miles, but this number can vary depending on several factors, including your driving habits on the Modesto roads. Here are some of the types of driving habits that can affect your oil change frequency: 

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

For more specific information on when to change your oil, consult your owner’s manual. 

More Oil Change Tips

Here are some other tips on oil change frequency that Ceres drivers should know: 

  • Synthetic oil costs more than conventional oil but lasts longer, so check your owner’s manual to see what your vehicle requires. 
  • Oil can break down even when you don’t drive the vehicle on a regular basis. 
  • The minimum amount you should change your oil is at least twice a year. 
  • When you get your oil changed, have your oil filter replaced as well. If you’re someone who prefers to do it themselves, you can order an oil filter and other parts from our parts store at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock. 

When to Check Your Oil

How often should you check your oil? You should check your oil at least once a month to keep an eye out for the condition of your engine oil. Watch out for things like changes in the oil’s color or texture as these can be signs of serious problems. When you’re due for an oil change, schedule a visit with our service center in Turlock. 

Change Your Oil at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock

Now that you know how often you should change your oil, you can bring your vehicle to our service shop at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock to keep driving on the Patterson roads confidently. Contact us to get an oil change.

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