How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Keeping your vehicle running smoothly on the Beaverton streets means carrying out frequent oil changes. But how often should you change your oil? Historically, the rule of thumb has been to get an oil change every 3,000 miles. Engine technology and oil advances have resulted in extended intervals, and today’s vehicles last on the Dick's Mackenzie Ford roads between 7,500 miles and 10,000 miles before the next oil change is necessary. Your best bet is to check your owner’s manual for specifics on your vehicle, and you can always get in touch with the Dick's Mackenzie Ford Service Center for guidance.

Oil Change Frequency

The aforementioned range of 7,500 miles to 10,000 miles is a broad guideline for oil changes. Depending on your driving habits, engine technology, and more, you may need to get an oil change sooner. Consider the following circumstances, and if any apply to you, consult Dick's Mackenzie Ford near Aloha for more information:

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Oil Change Tips

There is some important information of which to take note before scheduling service with Dick's Mackenzie Ford. Check out these oil change tips:

  • Oil changes are important whether or not you frequently drive your car. That’s because oil breaks down over time no matter what, so make a point of getting an oil change at least twice a year.
  • Replace the oil filter with every oil change. Check out the inventory within our parts center to secure an oil filter if you’re doing an oil change at home.
  • Unsure whether synthetic or conventional oil is appropriate for your vehicle? Check your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil tends to be more expensive, but it is necessary for some vehicles.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

In addition to routine oil changes, checking oil levels on your own can help you catch any leaks or issues with the oil system. This is important since oil serves as a main protector for the vehicle. So, once a month, check your oil level, and pay attention to changes in color and appearance as well. Different colors and metal particles may indicate serious problems. If you’re low on oil or notice other issues, head to Dick's Mackenzie Ford as soon as possible.

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