How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Keeping your vehicle healthy requires regular oil changes, but how often should you change your oil to achieve optimal vehicle health? Experts previously recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles, but things have changed.

Given advancements in engine technology and the oil they use, most new vehicles today can last 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. However, it all depends on your specific vehicle, so check your owner’s manual for more specific guidelines on oil change frequency. Learn more about keeping your car in top shape around Normal with Sam Leman Ford.

Oil Change Frequency

An oil change frequency of 7,000 miles to 10,000 miles is quite broad, and it’s definitely just a frame of reference. Certain vehicles will need an oil change sooner. If any of the following apply to you, check with Sam Leman Ford for advice on how soon you will need to bring your vehicle to our Service Center:

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Additional Oil Change Tips

Before scheduling service with Sam Leman Ford near Decatur, consider these oil change facts and tips, and always feel free to contact our Service Center with questions.

  • Get an oil change at least twice a year, even if you don’t drive around Champaign all that much. Oil breaks down over time regardless of whether the car is used often or not.
  • Get an oil filter replacement with each oil change. If you change your own oil at home, check out the Parts Department at Sam Leman Ford.
  • Consult your owner’s manual to determine whether to use synthetic oil, a synthetic blend oil, or conventional oil. Synthetic oil typically costs more, but some cars require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Try to check your oil level once a month so that you can catch any potential problems before they become major issues, such as leaks or low oil. That’s because without oil, your vehicle may become seriously damaged. When you conduct your checks, pay attention to changes in color and whether there are any metal particles in the oil, as these are signs of serious trouble, too. Get in touch with Sam Leman Ford if you notice anything off.

Schedule Your Oil Changes at Sam Leman Ford!

Check out the service specials available for Champaign-area drivers when you schedule your oil changes at Sam Leman Ford! We are here to help with any service questions you may have, such as:

You can rely on our Ford service experts to keep your vehicle running smooth and safe on Bloomington roads, so come see us today!

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