How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Diligent Raleigh drivers already know that regular oil changes are critical to maintaining your vehicle’s health, but if you’ve been driving for a long time you may have noticed that the recommended oil change intervals seem to always be changing. So, exactly how often should you change your oil? You may be accustomed to the old rule of every 3,000 miles. As it turns out, most vehicles are capable of going 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil change services, saving you time and money! Before moving ahead with this information, however, it’s smart to give your owner’s manual a once-over to view the specific recommendations for your make and model.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,500 to 10,000 miles is a good overall rule to follow, but remember that some vehicles require oil changes more frequently. If any of the following circumstances apply to your Cary driving habits, we recommend checking in with us at to find out when you should get your vehicle in next:

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

Additional Oil Change Tips

Before making an appointment at a service center near Chapel Hill, take a look at these additional oil change facts:

  • Don’t drive your car very often? Even if you only take it out once per week, it’s good to have an oil change twice a year as oil still breaks down over time, even when the car isn’t being operated regularly.
  • At every oil change, ensure that the oil filter is being replaced as well. Performing a DIY oil change at home? The parts center here at Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Southpoint can help you find the right filter for your vehicle.
  • Unsure whether your vehicle needs synthetic or conventional oil? Check in with your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil often costs more, but some vehicles do require it.

When Do I Need to Check My Oil Level?

You should check all of your car’s fluid levels once a month, including not just the engine oil but also power steering fluid and transmission fluid. This will help you to notice any leaks in the system before they become a bigger and costlier issue. When checking oil levels, you should also notice the color of your oil and note the appearance of metal particles, as both can be signs of more serious issues. If you find that you’re low on oil or are alerted to a bigger issue, you can schedule an appointment with the auto service pros at Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Southpoint.

Trust Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Southpoint for Oil Change Services and More!

When you’re looking for a service team you can trust near Apex, look no further than Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Southpoint! Our service center is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment needed to properly care for your vehicle, and our certified factory-trained technicians have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right and in a timely manner. Before your appointment, be sure to browse our service specials where you’ll often find oil change coupons!

Have lingering questions? Contact us online, or consult our online service tips to learn more about maintaining your vehicle, like how long tires should last or how many miles car brakes last.

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