How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Here at our dealership, we pride ourselves on our level of customer service. Long after you leave our showroom in a new or pre-owned vehicle, you can depend on our team to help you keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. Our service experts are here to answer any questions you may have regarding vehicle maintenance and services.

Many Rome drivers know the importance of oil changes, but how often should you change your oil? You should be changing your oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. However, keep in mind that the oil change frequency can change depending on a number of factors. You can always reference your owner’s manual or give the Riverside Buick GMC service team a visit for specifics. To learn more about oil change frequencies, continue on reading!

How Often Should You Change Your Oil With Hard Driving?

While your oil change frequency should be around every 7,500 to 10,000 miles if you have a newer vehicle, this can change depending on your driving habits around Acworth in addition to your specific make and model. Hard driving can lead to needing more frequent oil changes. Otherwise, you could damage your vehicle. Let’s take a look at what can be considered as hard driving:

  • Off-road usage
  • Commercial usage
  • Regular stop & go traffic
  • Racing
  • Routine towing

More Oil Change Frequency Tips

If you want your vehicle to continue running smoothly on the Canton streets, there are some important pieces of information about oil changes that you should be aware of in addition to the oil change frequency. Here are some more oil change tips to remember:

  • Confirm whether your vehicle takes synthetic or conventional oil. Synthetic oil typically costs a bit more but can last longer in between oil changes.
  • While mileage is a good indicator of when you need to change your oil, oil can break down over time and will need to be replaced even if you’re not doing a lot of driving. It’s recommended to change your oil every six months or so.
  • In addition to the oil itself being replaced, you should also be changing your oil filter at every oil change.
  • It’s a good practice to check your oil at least once a month. Doing this can help you catch early signs of issues before they become bigger problems.

Count on Riverside Buick GMC for All of Your Service Needs!

Oil changes are vital to making sure your vehicle doesn’t leave you stranded on the side of the road in Cartersville. However, there are plenty of other service and maintenance tips you can follow to ensure your ride never leaves you behind. Visit Riverside Buick GMC today and we can help you with all of your automotive service needs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us for assistance!

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