An oil change typically falls between 3,000 –10,000 miles of driving for many cars, but the exact amount of miles varies from vehicle to vehicle, so the best place to check is your car’s owner manual. If you don’t have it, check for your year, make and model online. The owner’s manual is a good place to start to get the recommended mileage, but you should also keep track of what is happening in your oil changes, as driving habits and type of oil can also influence how often it needs to be changed.
When you have your oil changed, talk to the mechanic about how clean the oil was. If your oil is very dirty every time you get a change, consider having it changed a little sooner and find out how dirty it is with less miles. If your oil tends to be clean when it’s changed, you may not need to get your oil changed as frequently. Keep a log of mileage, type of oil and the results of the change, and eventually you will have a good idea of the best timing based on your driving.
Oil changes are a crucial part of regular maintenance on your vehicle. Neglecting this can eventually lead to engine failure. So visit Full Throttle Auto Sales today and schedule your next oil change.