How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Adding oil to engine

Staying on top of your routine maintenance keeps you and your passengers safe, and keeps you riding smoothly on Ashland streets. One of the vital services you should have performed regularly is an oil change, but how often should you change your oil? With the update of oil and engine technologies, you can actually go much longer between changes than what was previously suggested. Most technicians, like the certified technicians at Spitzer Motors of Mansfield CDJR, suggest an oil change frequency between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. Be sure to check your vehicle’s owners manual for specifics regarding your model, but read on with our guide below for more information on oil change frequency and other oil change tips. 

Factors Affecting Oil Change Frequency 

How often you should change your oil can vary depending on some of the tasks you find yourself doing around Mansfield. Generally, oil changes are recommended every 5,000-7,500 miles, however, you many need to schedule an oil change more frequently if your weekly drives include these activities: 

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

Oil Change Frequency Tips

The service center at Spitzer Motors of Mansfield CDJR has knowledgeable technicians that take the worry out of your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram service, but here are some tips to keep in mind before getting an oil change or performing one yourself:

  • Verify whether your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram uses synthetic or conventional oil by taking a look at the owner’ manual. While synthetic oil costs more, it lasts longer. 
  • Eventually, all oil breaks down. This means that even though the vehicle has been driven often, it should still receive an oil change at least twice a year. 
  • Be sure to also change the oil filter when performing an oil change. The Spitzer Motors of Mansfield CDJR parts center can assist you with finding the right oil filter for your vehicle. 

Checking the Oil Level

In between oil changes, you can monitor your vehicle’s health by checking the oil level at least once a month to avoid problems on Galion streets. Keep an eye out for changes in your oil’s color and texture, and whether you’re low on oil. If you observe any problems, easily schedule your next appointment online. 

Find Expert Service with Spitzer Motors of Mansfield CDJR!

Now that you know more about your oil change frequency, reach out to the team at Spitzer Motors of Mansfield CDJR if you have any questions. Make sure to check out our available service and parts coupons to save on your next visit to our Ontario service center.

 

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