How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Oil Change

One of the most vital things you can do to keep your vehicle running smoothly in Bellaire and Kalkaska is to make sure you get your oil changed on time. How often should you change your oil? While the answer used to be every 3,000 miles, the huge leaps in automotive technology over the last decade have changed the recommended oil change frequency. Now it’s between 7,500 and 10,000 miles, depending on your vehicle and your driving habits. Check your owner’s manual for your vehicle’s recommended oil change frequency, and take a look at this guide from Serra Traverse City’s service department that gives more information about how often you should change your oil.

Recommended Oil Change Frequency

While the typical recommended oil change frequency is 7,000-10,000 miles, your vehicle’s owner’s manual can give you a more specific number, but it likely applies to standard driving on Lake City streets. Some types of driving will require more frequent oil changes. They include:

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

More Oil Change Information

There are a few bits of information that smart drivers keep in mind when it comes to oil change frequency. Some of them include:

  • Make sure you’re using the right type of oil for your vehicle. Your owner’s manual will tell you if your engine requires conventional or synthetic oil. Using the wrong kind of oil can cause engine problems.
  • Even if you don’t drive a vehicle frequently it will still need to have its oil changed twice a year. Oil breaks down over time when a vehicle isn’t driven.
  • Change your oil filter when you get an oil change. If you perform your own oil changes, you can order oil filters from our parts department.
  • Check your oil level once a month to make sure it’s clean and plentiful. If your oil is dirty or you see metal fragments in it, or is lower than it should be, schedule an appointment with our service department for a quick oil change.

Get a Great Oil Change Price at Serra Traverse City

No matter the answer to, “How often should you change your oil?” is for your specific vehicle, you can save money on that oil change! Shop the service specials at Serra Traverse City to get a great price on an oil change, performed by our team of certified technicians. Looking for more car care tips? Learn about your car’s TPMS with our team!

Service Specials at Serra Traverse City

Oil Change - Synthetic
$59.99*

Get your car ready for winter with an oil change.
5QT Full Synthetic Oil Change

*Taxes and disposal fees extra. Does not apply to diesels. Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited.

Oil Change - Standard
$34.99*

Get your car ready for winter with an oil change.
5QT Conventional (Standard) Oil.

*Taxes and disposal fees extra. Does not apply to diesels. Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited.

Full Vehicle Detail
$299.00*

Complete detail in & out with interior shampoo.

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited.

$20 Off Any Service Purchase

Over $100 on regularly priced service items.

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited.

Free

Alignment Check and Multipoint Inspection

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited.

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