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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Keeping up with routine maintenance is key for your car to continue operating at its peak. One of the services that you’ll need to bring your vehicle in for is an oil change. Oil lubricates the moving parts in the engine, preventing friction and overheating. This service is critical, but how often should you change your oil? Most vehicles have an oil change frequency between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. However, you’ll still want to consult your owner’s manual for the specific oil change frequency for your vehicle. 

What is the Recommended Oil Change Frequency?

The average oil change frequency is every 7,500-10,000 miles. However, oil change frequency varies from driver to driver. If you drives around Provo or West Valley City consists of any of the following activities, you’ll need to adjust your oil change schedule accordingly: 

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

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level? 

It’s recommended that drivers check their oil level at least once a month. Why should you check your oil level? Details like the color and texture of your oil can be indicative of serious issues. If you notice that your oil level is low, or that it’s a strange color or consistency, you can always contact our technicians at 385-376-1576.

Additional Information on Oil Changes 

If you’d like to learn more about oil changes, check out some additional helpful tips, below:

  • Check your owner’s manual to figure out whether your car needs synthetic or conventional oil. While synthetic oil is the pricier option, it’s higher quality, and it lasts longer.
  • Even if your car primarily sits in the driveway of your West Jordan home, you will need an oil change at least twice a year. Over time, oil will break down, no matter whether you frequently drive your car or not. 
  • Whenever you get your oil changed, you also want to change your oil filter. Our parts center can help you find the right oil filter for your vehicle.

Visit Prestman Auto for High Quality Service 

Now that you know the answer to the question, “How often should you change your oil?” rely on the experts at Prestman Auto for more service expertise. Check out our hub of service and parts tips and tricks to learn all about vehicle maintenance. Then, if your car is due for oil service, or you have more questions about how to care for your vehicle, contact us today for assistance. 

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