How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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The overall health of your car is almost as important as your personal health because your safety may depend on the health of your automobile. Just like regular tire rotations can prolong the life of your tires, regular oil changes are vital to your vehicle’s health. Improvements in oil and engine technology mean we can now go longer between oil changes. Most new vehicles on Clarkston streets today should have oil change frequency between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. Of course, always remember to check your owner’s manual for specifics, and if you have questions, call the service department at John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc..

Recommended Oil Change Frequency

So, what is the correct answer to the question, “How often should you change your oil?” It depends. Some vehicles require a higher oil change frequency than the average 7,500 – 10,000-mile guideline. If your drives around the Waterford area involve any of the following conditions on a consistent basis, you should check with John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc. to find out about oil change frequency guidelines:

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

More Oil Change Tips

These are some helpful oil change tips for Lake Orion drivers. Remember, If you have questions or concerns, call our service department directly at (248) 795-1841:

  • Check your owner’s manual to see if you need to use synthetic or conventional oil on your car. Synthetic oil costs more, but lasts longer in between changes.
  • Oil always breaks down over time, even if the car isn’t driven on a regular basis. If you don’t drive very often, you should still change your oil at least twice per year.
  • Change your oil filter whenever you change your oil. Our parts center can help you find the right oil filter for your make and model.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

You should check your oil level about once a month to prevent any problems when out and about on Grand Blanc streets. Also, be aware of things like changes in your oil’s color and texture. These can be signs of serious problems. If you notice that you’re low on oil or need service on your Chevy, schedule service with John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc. today!

John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc. Is Always at Your Service

Now that you no longer have to wonder, “how often should I change my oil?” If you would rather not change your oil yourself, John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc. can help. We also have new tires and car accessories if your vehicle is overdue for other maintenance, so take a look at those while you’re in the dealership. Call us today to get started, and be sure to inquire about our service specials and how they can help you save on oil service!

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