How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Part of being a responsible driver is knowing how to properly maintain your vehicle so you can ensure it’s running optimally throughout Westmont and beyond. This includes vital services like tire rotations, tune-ups, and oil changes. You know the importance of an oil change, but are you wondering how often you should change your oil? In the following guide, discover the proper oil change frequency so your Acura from McGrath Acura Westmont can remain in its best condition.

Oil Change Frequency

The oil change frequency range for most modern-day vehicles is every 7,500-10,000 miles but be sure to reference your Acura owner’s manual for your specific model’s most accurate information. While the old rule of thumb was closer to every 3,000 miles, that number is now outdated as advancements in both synthetic oil and engines have increased the lifespan of engine oil. Of course, in a few instances, this range does not apply. For example, if you utilize your Naperville vehicle for any of the following use-cases, you will need more frequent oil changes as the demand on your engine is much greater:

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

Why Should You Change Your Engine Oil?

Engine oil is constantly working to lubricate the parts of your engine and thus absorb the heat it generates. As oil ages, deteriorates and collects dirt and debris, it becomes less absorbent and can cause your engine to overheat. This can be dangerous to your engine’s vital components and your safety on Elmhurst roads. Luckily, oil changes are quick and affordable. Your oil changes may even be covered by your Acura warranty. Be sure to ask our McGrath Acura of Westmont dealership staff if your factory maintenance coverage includes oil changes at each recommended oil change frequency interval!

Schedule Oil Change Service at McGrath Acura of Westmont

How often should you change your oil? Most likely, every 7,500-10,000 miles. If this range reveals you are ready for fresh oil, schedule an oil change appointment with our McGrath Acura of Westmont service center. Our technicians are happy to serve our Downers Grove area customers to get you back on the road safely and swiftly. Check out more helpful service features such as how much is an oil change. Check out more helpful features to keep your car in top shape such as how to check transmission fluid. Be sure to browse our online resources for more helpful car care and service tips!

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