How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Service Technician changing the oil on a vehicle

 

How often should you change your oil, exactly? It can seem like it depends on whom you ask. Certain fast lube shops will tell you that an appropriate oil change frequency is every 3,000 miles, but other Cary mechanics will say that once every 5,000 miles is fine. In many cases, the average driver can safely go 7,500–10,000 miles between oil changes. So, how can you find out the right oil change frequency for your car? The service center at Hendrick Buick GMC Cary wants to help you keep your car on the road. So, let’s look at how often you should change your oil.

How Often Should You Change Your Oil According to the Experts?

Many mechanics will say that the proper oil change frequency for most automobiles is right around every 5,000 miles. But how do you know what is right for your specific vehicle? The best source for figuring this out is your car’s owner manual. The manuals for some cars prescribe changing the oil every 7,500 miles, but depending on your driving habits, you might even manage to make it 10,000 miles before you need a change. Some manuals call for oil changes to be done more often if it’s a luxury or performance vehicle. 

Whatever the case, it’s important to follow the specific instructions in your manual. After all, no one wants to be broken down on the side of the road in Raleigh because they had neglected getting their oil changed.

How Often Should You Change Your Oil If Your Car is Under Warranty?

How often should you change your oil if your car is still under warranty? Not following the service schedule outlined in your warranty could void the warranty altogether, in some cases. So, be sure to check the warranty for details on how often your car should be serviced, including the specific oil change frequency. This is more than a recommendation. It’s what’s required in order to keep your car under warranty.

Get Your Car’s Oil Changed at Hendrick Buick GMC Cary

The trained experts at our service center know the correct oil change frequency for your car. Why not book an oil change today? And don’t forget to check out our service offers. We’re conveniently located near Apex and Holly Springs. So, drop by or contact us today!

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