How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

To maintain your vehicle's performance and health in Pasadena, it's important to regularly change its oil. Your vehicle's oil change frequency will depend on its age, the model you have, and what type of engine it has. However, in general newer vehicles need their oil changed every 7,500 - 10,000 miles. Older vehicles may need their oil changed as frequently as every 3,000 miles, depending on their engine. To find out how often you should change your vehicle's oil, you should consult your owners manual. If you have specific questions about how to change your vehicle's oil or how often to change it, feel free to contact us or our service center

Guidelines For Oil Change Frequency

Age and engine-type alone isn't the only reason your vehicle may need more frequent oil changes. If you use your vehicle for off-roading, commercial use, racing, or heavy towing, you could need more frequent oil changes. To see how often your truck, car, or SUV needs and oil change consult Bayway CDJR near South Houston.

Oil Change Tips

 Before you visit your local mechanic or the Bayway CDJR service center, you should have a basic understanding of why it's important to change your oil. We've listed some fact for you to read below: 

  • You should get an oil change twice a year, even if you don't drive your car much in Deer Park. The reason is that oil breaks down over time, and having an improper oil mixture could damage the small components of your engine.
  • When you have your oil changed, change your oil filter as well while you're there. That way it's easy to remember when you last had it changed, and you know that your vehicle's oil is being properly filtered before it makes its way into your engine.
  • There are two types of oil: synthetic and conventional. To find out which oil your car needs check your vehicles owners manual. 

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Once a month you should do a "walk around" of your car in Galena Park to check things like the tire pressure, the oil level, and to see if there are any rust spots that are beginning. Checking your oil once a month will help you catch any leaks in the oil system and help you determine the condition of your oil. Check to see if there's a change in the color of your oil and if there's any small particles in it. The earlier you catch it, the less costly it will be to fix. 

Rely on Bayway CDJR For Your Service Needs!

Does changing your oil seem like a formidable task? Or you just don't have the time to do it on your own? You can schedule a service appointment with Bayway CDJR in Pasadena to ensure that your vehicle gets its oil change on time. Browse our service specials to get savings on your oil change and other regular vehicle maintenance like tire rotation! You can also learn how long your tires will last by reading our service tips! At Bayway CDJR, we want to make sure your car runs as well as the day you bought it, bring in your vehicle today and our friendly mechanics will inspect it and let you know what needs to be done to ensure your car, SUV, or truck keeps running for years to come. 

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