How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

November 26th, 2018 by

Checking Oil LevelKeeping up with your vehicle’s recommended oil change frequency is crucial to keeping it running properly. The rule of thumb used to be that an oil change is necessary every 3,000 miles, but the vast majority of vehicles nowadays can go between 7,500 to 10,000 miles. That said, the answer to the question how often should you change your oil will ultimately depend on the vehicle you’re driving and how you drive it.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

Between 7,500 miles and 10,000 miles is a solid recommended oil change interval, but you should also check your vehicle’s owner’s manual — some vehicles will need their oil changed sooner. If you use your vehicle for any of the following purposes, you should visit Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville near Flower Mound to get an idea of how often you should change your motor oil:

  • Towing
  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing

Topping Off Oil

More Tips About Changing Engine Oil

Before you make the trip from Coppell to get your oil changed at the Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville service center, consider the following:

  • Mileage isn’t all the matters — even if you drive very little, you should get your oil changed at least two times every year, since oil can break down over time.
  • Replacing the oil filter is an important part of any oil change — if you’ll be performing your own maintenance, you can get filters at our parts department!
  • If you’re unsure about whether to use synthetic vs. conventional motor oil, consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

Should I Check My Oil Level Often?

It’s a good idea to check your oil once a month to catch any leaks before they become a big problem. And watch out for more than just the amount of oil — if it’s a strange color or if there’s debris in the oil, your vehicle could have a problem that needs professional help. Fortunately, you can have these issues take care of when you schedule service at Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville.

Get your Oil Changed at Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville

We’ve got a rotating selection of service and parts specials, and we’re conveniently located near Carrollton! Contact us online if you have any questions, or want to learn more about related service tasks, like changing a tire and how to read tire size numbers.

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