How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

December 13th, 2018 by

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In order to maintain your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram’s health, you’ll want to take your vehicle in for regular oil changes as a part of your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule. Experts have previously recommended getting an oil change every 3,000 miles on the dot, but advances in oil and engine technology have allowed drivers to safely wait a little longer between appointments. Most recent vehicles are able to safely wait between 7.500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. However, it’s a good idea to check your specific vehicle’s owner manual for specific details about often you should change your oil.

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Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,000-10,000 miles is a fairly broad range, which means certain vehicles will need their oil changed sooner than others. If your car falls under one of the following categories, check with our CDJR service experts to see when is best to bring your car in for oil services:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Towing

These types of activities put more strain on your vehicle and its engine, which is why you may need to bring it in a little sooner than you may think.

Additional Oil Change Tips

Before scheduling your next service appointment near Maple Creek, take a look at some of our other oil change facts:

  • Even if your car doesn’t get a lot of use, you will still want to get oil changes at least twice a year. Oil will break down over time whether or not you are driving your car on an everyday basis.
  • Oil filters should be changed during an oil change as well. Doing a DIY oil change? Stop by our parts department to buy an oil filter.
  • Unsure about the differences between synthetic vs. conventional oil? You can check your owner’s manual to find out what your model requires. Some vehicles will require synthetic oil, which will cost you more.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

In order to help catch any leaks in your oil system, check your oil level once a month. This can help prevent your vehicle from being damaged between oil changes. Also check for any changes to your oil’s colour, in addition to any metal particles that appear to be in the oil. These can be signs of larger scale issues, in which case you’ll likely want to schedule a service appointment as soon as possible.

Rely on Jackson Dodge for Oil Changes

When you schedule service with our Calgary-area dealership, you can benefit from low prices on oil changes in addition to a rotating roster of service coupons on oil services, tire rotations, and much more. Reach out with any questions at your convenience! We’ll help you learn more about maintenance schedules and how long brakes last!

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