How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Oil change frequency can depend on a number of factors, from the age and health of your vehicle, to the kind of terrain you drive on, to your unique driving habits. The rule of thumb was that Biloxi drivers should get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, but advances in automotive technology mean that for vehicles that were built after the 2000s, you can squeeze by with anything from 7,000 to 10,000 miles before an oil change at the Mandal Buick GMC service garage

To know the facts, consult your owner’s manual for specifics on how often you should change your oil. For more info on the factors in play, read on. If you have other questions, be sure to explore our car service tips for more informative reads.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

While we recommend Gulfport drivers change their oil every 7,000-10,000 miles, if you regularly do any of the following, it can drastically change how often you should change your oil:

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

How Often Should I Change Synthetic Oil?

Ocean Springs drivers using synthetic oil can expect their oil change frequency to have longer intervals. Depending upon the type of synthetic oil you use, you can expect to need an oil change every 6,000 to 16,000 miles. As always, check your owner’s manual for specifics.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

We recommend that you check your oil every month to ensure that there are no leaks and that your oil levels are topped off. Without oil, the moving parts of your engine will generate a tremendous amount of heat and cause your engine to fail, so it’s vital that you stay on top of your oil change schedule. 

Get Your Oil Changed at Mandal Buick GMC 

When you choose Mandal Buick GMC, you’ll have plenty of service and parts specials to help you save on oil changes and most other common services. If you have any more questions about how often you should change your oil, don’t hesitate to give us a call in Diberville at 228-400-5637. 

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