How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Mechanic Pouring Engine Oil Into Filter

Though in the past, it used to be that you should change your vehicle’s oil every 3,000 miles, but with advancing oil and engine technology, most vehicles can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. This is an important part of your vehicle’s regular maintenance so be sure to check your owner’s manual for exact intervals as well as to check which type of oil is recommended. Have questions about how to change the oil yourself or want to schedule an appointment with our service center? Contact us today!

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,500-10,000 miles is a broad guideline, this is why it’s recommended you check your owner’s manual for more exact intervals for your specific model. Some vehicles might even need to have the oil changed sooner, especially if you have different driving habits. If any of the following circumstances apply to you, check with Riverside Buick GMC to see how soon you should bring your vehicle in:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Before coming into our service center near Acworth, check out these facts about oil changes. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our service team.

  • Even if you don’t drive your car much, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
  • Whenever you get your oil changed, they should replace the oil filter as well. You can always stop by the parts department at Riverside Buick GMC for an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change.
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Drivers should be checking the oil levels in their vehicles once a month. This will help catch leaks in the system as well as other issues. Be sure to keep an eye on the oil’s color as well as if there are appearances of metal particles in the oil. Those can be signs of more serious problems. If you notice this, or simply are low on oil and need to top off, schedule a service appointment with Riverside Buick GMC today.

Turn to Riverside Buick GMC for Your Next Oil Change

From oil changes to battery replacements, our certified technicians can help keep your vehicle in top shape. Before coming in, check out our available service specials to help you save even more on the services your vehicle needs. Contact us today with any questions about financing, services, or to learn more about the GMC Yukon cargo space.

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125 S Dixie Ave Cartersville, GA


Phone: (770) 383-1821

125 S Dixie Ave Cartersville, GA


Phone: (770) 383-1821

125 S Dixie Ave Cartersville, GA
34.1627941 -84.7896022
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Riverside Buick GMC
Riverside Buick GMC
125 S Dixie Ave
Cartersville, GA, 30120 US
Riverside Buick GMC 34.1627941, -84.7896022.