How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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In the past, experts suggested changing your oil every 3,000 miles. However, oil change frequency on newer vehicles extends to around 7,500 miles to 10,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for a more precise estimate of your model’s oil change frequency. If your vehicle is due for an oil change, schedule an appointment online at Marine Chevrolet near Camp Lejeune. 

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

How you use your vehicle will influence how often you need to get your oil changed. Extraneous activities, such as the following, will require more frequent visits to a service center

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

What Happens When Your Car’s Oil Isn’t Changed? 

Car oil serves many purposes in the functioning of your vehicle. Most importantly, it lubricates all the moving parts under the hood, protecting them from damage. With use, car oil collects debris as it circulates through the oil filter and engine. It collects contaminants and can damage the moving parts if the oil isn’t changed regularly. You’ll notice these warning signs if your oil is bad:

  • Check engine/oil light is lit up.
  • The engine is making a knocking noise
  • Dark, contaminated oil
  • Smoke emitting from the tailpipe
  • Overheating engine

More Oil Change Tips

  • Even if you don’t drive your car regularly in Richlands, you still need to get your oil changed at least twice a year. Motor oil breaks down over time, even when the car isn’t running. 
  • Make sure that they change your oil filter when you go in for an oil change. You can order an oil filter from our parts department if you plan to perform the oil change yourself.
  • Check your owner’s manual for what type of oil your car uses. Some require synthetic oil, while others use conventional oil. 

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Sneads Ferry car owners should check their oil at least once a month to make sure they’re catching any leaks or signs of contamination before it becomes a problem.

Visit Marine Chevrolet Service Center Today! 

Service your Chevy at Marine Chevrolet to take advantage of our brand expertise and service specials. Whether you need routine maintenance like an oil change or tire rotation, or a more serious repair, we’re here to help. Visit us today in Jacksonville!

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