How Often Should I Get My Oil Changed?

Oil Change with Bottle

Informed Rochester drivers know that to keep their vehicles in the best possible shape, it is necessary to get regular oil changes. In the past, 3,000 miles was used as a rule of thumb for how often to change your oil. Nowadays, most vehicles can easily go 7,000 to 10,000 miles between oil change services. Reference your owner’s manual for the precise number of miles allowed for your vehicle. Note that strenuous uses of the vehicle may cause an increased need for oil changes. Learn more about oil changes from the service experts at Dover Honda.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

Do you often test your vehicle’s limits with the following activities?

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

If so, you should contact our dealership near Somersworth to inquire as to whether your car needs service. Our experts will be able to determine if your oil needs to be changed. Note that while the mile figure listed in your owner manual is a good benchmark, if you often use your vehicle in the aforementioned ways, more frequent service is needed.

Additional Oil Change Tips

Read through these facts about oil changes before you come visit us in Dover:

  • An oil filter replacement should always be done with every oil change.
  • No matter how often you use your car, or how strenuous that use is, an oil change must be done at least twice per year. This is because oil breaks down with time, so even if a vehicle remains relatively unused, it still should get an oil change.
  • Reference your owner’s manual to determine whether your model requires synthetic or conventional oil. Note that synthetic often times is more expensive.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

In addition to regular oil changes, here are some precautions you can take every month in order to ensure that your car is running smoothly:

  • Check your oil level at least once a month, as this will alert you to oil consumption or oil leaks.
  • Keep an eye out for any color change or presence of metal particles in the liquid, as both instances can be symptoms of a serious problem.
  • If your oil level is looking low or you notice another issue, simply schedule an appointment with the experts here at Dover Honda.

Oil Changes and More Near Dover

If you are in need of an oil change and are looking for a great price, our service specials at Dover Honda are a fantastic price. Contact us if you have any questions or even check out how to connect the HondaLink app and learn more about what color is brake fluid!

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