How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

We all know that oil changes are an essential part to maintaining the performance and efficiency of our vehicle, but do you know how often you should change your oil?

While many automotive experts would recommend getting an oil change after every 3,000 miles, new and improved models as well as advances in oil and engine technology have now enabled modern vehicles to go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles before getting another oil change. It’s important to not that these are just broad suggestions, so you should always double check with your owner’s manual find directly from the manufacturer how often you should change your oil.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

Your oil change frequency depends greatly on the type of vehicle that drive as well as how often you use extraneous features that require more power. If you have made use of any of the following driving modes around Gig Harbor or Tacoma, this can greatly affect how often you should get your oil change.

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Heavy towing
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More Oil Change Tips

Although it’s good to have a general idea of how often you need to change your oil, there are many more factors that Puyallup drivers must be aware of when it’s time to bring your car in to be serviced. Keep in mind the following tips when scheduling your next oil change appointment:

  • 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 Advantage Nissan 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 is just as vital as keeping your gas tank full. Although our oil doesn’t require us to bring it in for service as often as we have to stop and fill up our gas tanks, it should still be part of your regular maintenance check along with other important vehicle components such as your brake pads. If you make an effort to check your oil level once a month, this can help catch any leaks in the oil system as well as spot early discoloration or any metal particles in the oil which can cause much more serious damage.

Turn to Advantage Nissan for Oil Changes

If it’s time to get your oil change near Tacoma, you can rely on our trusted service team to get you back on the road in no time. To help you save even more, take advantage of our service coupons for not only oil changes, but also many of our most popular maintenance and repair tasks. And, if you need a replacement vehicle for a couple of days, check out our Nissan rental division. Contact us today if you have any questions on the Nissan maintenance schedule, how many miles tires last, or to schedule an appointment!

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