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Oil change frequency is critical to raising your vehicle’s longevity and performance.Experts recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles in the past, but oil and engine technology progress has made that frequency longer. Most newer vehicles now go 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes, but it’s still a good idea to check your owner’s manual for more specific instructions about how often you should change your oil. Need to know more details about how often should you change your oil? Follow this simple guide from Bettenhausen Automotive in Orland Park below.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,000-10,000 miles is the rule of thumb for oil change frequency. But engaging regularly in certain activities can necessitate more frequent maintenance. If you find yourself using your vehicle regularly for any of the following functions, check with Bettenhausen Automotive near to find out your recommended maintenance schedule:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Make sure to follow the following pieces of advice when it comes to oil changes, regardless of your use:

  • Even if you don’t drive your car much, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
  • Replace the oil filter whenever your oil is changed. Stop by the parts department at Bettenhausen Automotive if you’re doing a DIY oil change to get the right one.
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.
  • A car with a strong maintenance history is almost always a smart purchase, even if it doesn’t necessarily have good mileage for a used car.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Catch leaks in your oil system quickly by checking your oil level at least once a month. If you’re running low and still driving, your engine can be seriously damaged. Check for changes in your oil’s color, along with the appearance of any metal particles. These can be signs of serious problems! Low on oil or noticing another issue? Schedule service today.

Turn to Bettenhausen Automotive for Oil Changes

Bettenhausen Automotive offers low prices on oil changes as well as service specials for many of our most popular maintenance and repair tasks. Contact us with any questions today!

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Bettenhausen Automotive
15941 S. 94th Ave
Orland Park, IL, 60462 US
708-460-5337
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