How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Just like you should go to the doctor for routine check-ups, you should also take your car in for its routine check-ups. Making sure your vehicle is regularly maintained and has routine oil changes is important for its health. Drivers of Humboldt benefit from the advancements in oil and engine technologies and find that oil change frequency varies slightly for their vehicle. You can check the owner’s manual for your make and model to verify the manufacturer specifications. At Allen Samuels Hyundai, our expert technicians in our service center can take your questions away.

Oil Change Frequency Recommendation

Wondering how often should you change your oil? Depending on the car, you may need to change your oil more frequently, or less, than other cars. The general guidelines for oil changes is every 7,000 to 10,000 miles. If you find yourself using your vehicle for these activities around Lexington, you might need to change your oil more frequently:

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

Oil Change Frequency Tips

Everyone uses their car differently. Here are some tips our technicians at Allen Samuels Hyundai recommend you consider when it comes to oil changes:

  • Your car’s owner’s manual has a recommendation on the type of oil that should be used, either conventional or synthetic. Synthetic oil will cost more, but it lasts longer.
  • Oil will still break down even if the car isn’t driven often. If the car doesn’t reach the recommended oil change mileage, it should be replaced at least twice a year.
  • Along with changing the actual oil, you should be sure to change the oil filter. Our parts center can assist with finding the right filter for your make and model.
  • Oil levels should be checked at least once a month to monitor changes in your oil’s color and texture. Watching for these changes can help avoid any problems down the road.

Interested in more car tips? Learn about how to jumpstart a car or when you should rotate your tires.

Get Your Oil Changed at Allen Samuels Hyundai!

Take the worry out of wondering how often you should change your oil, contact us at our service center for all your routine maintenance or service needs. Our technicians use genuine OEM parts to ensure your car can get back on the streets of Dyersburg.

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