How Often Should You Change Your Car’s Engine Oil?

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Tips For When to Change Engine Oil

Owning and driving a vehicle comes with many responsibilities. From servicing your vehicle when something is wrong with it, to making sure it receives its regularly scheduled maintenance when it’s needed, there are things you must do in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly and performing the way you want it to. One of the most important services you must perform is an oil change. Changing the engine oil in your vehicle is an essential service that should not be overlooked as it is the most critical service you can give it. Changing the engine oil in your vehicle will help keep your engine protected from being damaged by heat and tiny particles. How often should you change your oil? Keep reading to find out more about the frequency of oil changes and how often they are needed.

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Oil Change Interval

Knowing when and how often your vehicle needs an oil change is essential to its performance and longevity. If you want to drive your vehicle for a long time and keep it from having unexpected and expensive repairs, you’ll want to keep up to date with oil changes. The only way to know for sure how often and when your specific vehicle needs an oil change is to find the information in its owner’s manual. Every vehicle is different when it comes to oil change intervals and things like driving conditions, the way you drive and how old your vehicle is can help determine how often your vehicle needs to have its oil changed.

For older vehicles, the normal oil interval used to be about every 5,000 kilometres. With most newer model vehicles, the interval for an oil change has jumped to anywhere from 8,000 to 16,000 kilometres, with some vehicles being able to drive as far as 24,000 kilometres before an oil change is needed.

If your vehicle is in need of an oil change and you want experienced automotive service professionals to perform this regularly scheduled service, please contact the service department at Jack Carter Chevrolet. Our oil change experts can help you choose the right oil for your vehicle and ensure that it receives the highest level of care and attention.

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