How Often Should You Get Your Oil Changed?

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Do you go on long trips or tow heavy loads? You may need an oil change sooner than most. The guideline for when you should get your oil changed is generally between 7,000-10,000 miles, however, depending on how you drive and how often, you may need to bring your vehicle in for an oil change sooner than that. Bring your well-worn vehicle in for servicing at your local Opelika Ford dealership.

Oil Change Frequency

Before you schedule service, check out our tips for knowing when to come in for an oil change:

  • Even if you don’t drive your car often, it’s important to change your oil at least twice a year because oil breaks down over time. 
  • Whenever you get an oil change, they should change the oil filter as well. Take a look at our service specials for our current offerings.
  • Are you a Columbus, GA driver deciding between synthetic and conventional oil? It depends on the vehicle you drive. Some cars require synthetic oil so make sure to check your owner’s manual before bringing your vehicle in for an oil change.

How Frequently Should I Check My Oil?

Auburn drivers should check their oil once a month to ensure that they’re catching any leaks. This can create a serious problem because, without enough oil, your engine will be unable to run. Also, check the color of your oil as well as the appearance of metallic particles in the oil. Running low on oil? Contact us to set up an appointment at our service department.

Oil Checklist

  1. Check for leaks monthly
  2. Monitor oil color
  3. Check the appearance of metallic particles in the oil — it may indicate poor car health
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While most vehicles need oil changes roughly every 7,000-10,000 miles, every vehicle differs. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for more information! Is your vehicle ready for an oil change? Get in touch with our service department for more information on vehicle maintenance! You can even apply for financing on parts to see if you’re approved! Contact us today for more information on our service offerings.

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