How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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After you’ve purchased a new or pre-owned vehicle from our inventory, you might have some time before you begin thinking about maintenance. However, we’re your one-stop shop for automotive advice, and we’re here for you long after you’ve left our showroom. After you’ve driven around Berwick and have put some miles on your new ride, you might be asking yourself, “How often should you change your oil? In many modern vehicles, your oil change frequency is expected to be between 7,000 to 10,000 miles. However, keep in mind that this can change based on your specific make, model, or even usage.

It’s best to reference your owner’s manual or visit the service team at Southland Dodge if you’re unsure about your vehicle’s oil change frequency. For an in-depth explanation to “How often should you change your oil?” and other oil change recommendations, continue reading below for more information!

Usage & Oil Change Frequency

As we’ve mentioned, the oil change frequency on most modern vehicles can range anywhere from 7,000 to 10,000 miles. But, keep in mind that heavy usage around Des Allmands and other general factors can play into when you might need an oil change. You can always reference your owner’s manual or just schedule a service appointment with our team, and we’ll let you know if the time is right for an oil change. Here are some circumstances and other factors that could classify as heavier usage:

  • Frequent stop & go driving
  • Off-road usage
  • Commercial usage
  • Racing
  • Regular towing
  • Extreme temperatures
  • And more

More Oil Change Advice

On top of the mileage intervals in between oil changes, there are factors to consider so your vehicle smoothly consumes those miles on Hahnville roads. Let’s take a look at some more oil change advice our experts have compiled for you:

  • Do you know if your vehicle uses synthetic or conventional oil? Synthetic oil can last longer but is typically a little more costly. Make sure to check your owner’s manual and confirm which oil your vehicle requires.
  • Even if you’re not driving anywhere near the 7,000 to 10,000-mile interval to get your oil change, it might still need to be replaced. This is because oil breaks down over time, even when not driven. It’s best to get your oil changed at least once every six months.
  • In addition to your oil fluid being replaced, make sure your oil filter is also changed out as well.
  • To stay ahead of issues popping up, make sure you check your oil level at least once a month. When checking your oil, take note of the oil color and texture and reach out to us if you notice anything abnormal.

Get Automotive Services Today at Southland Dodge!

Whether your Houma daily driver requires an oil change or you need to get other automotive services performed, please get in touch with the team at Southland Dodge for assistance. We’ll make sure that your vehicle is properly maintained so that you can always have a dependable ride. As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns!

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