How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Staying safe on the roads around Hartselle means staying on top of your vehicle’s health. One of the things you can do to make sure your vehicle is running like it should is by staying on top of your routine oil changes. While past warnings say drivers should change their oil every 3,000 miles, advancements to oil and engine technologies allow most Chevrolet to go between 7,500 to 10,000 miles between changes. Follow along with Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc. to learn more about how often you should change your oil, and other oil change tips. If you have any questions along the way, contact us!

Factors That Affect Oil Change Frequency

As the weather gets nicer around Hanceville and you’re hitting the road for an adventure, that might affect how often you should change your oil. While each model has a recommended service schedule in the owner’s manual, the general oil change frequency is every 7,000-10,000 miles. If your time if filled with any of the activities below, then you might need a more frequent oil change:

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

Oil Change Tips

When it’s time for an oil change, the talented team in our Decatur-area service center is ready to assist with your oil change and other service needs. Between services, keep these oil change tips in mind:

  • Does your Chevrolet need synthetic or conventional oil? While synthetic oil costs more, it lasts longer. Verify with the vehicle’s owner’s manual to see which oil you should use.
  • Naturally, oil breaks down over time. Even if the oil isn’t being driven often, the oil should be changed at least twice a year.
  • When performing an oil change, make sure the oil filter is changed as well. Talk to the team in our parts center for assistance finding the right oil filter for your Chevrolet.

Checking Your Oil Level

Another way you can monitor the health of your vehicle is by performing oil checks. Checking the oil level at least once a month can help with avoiding problems on the road as changes in the oil’s color and texture can indicate larger problems. When you notice the oil is looking low or discolored, easily schedule your service online at Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc..

Learn More Service Tips with Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc.!

Staying on top of your vehicle service and oil change frequency doesn’t have to break the bank. Be sure to take a look at our service offers to save on your next visit. Your vehicle may be covered with comprehensive service and support through Chevrolet Complete Care. Take a look at the other Owner Benefits to see the other advantage of a new Chevrolet.

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