How Often Do I Need to Change My Oil?
Car ownership can be a little confusing, especially when it comes to maintenance. If it's been a while since you had your car’s oil changed, for example, you may be wondering if you should schedule an oil change near you.
Today, we're answering some common questions about how often you should schedule oil changes for your Buick or GMC.
Is 3,000 Miles Still Applicable?
For years – and probably even decades – 3,000 miles was the golden number when it came to oil changes. However, as cars became more advanced, that number began to change.
While you can certainly get your oil changed every 3,000 miles, you probably don’t need to. Thanks in large part to advancements in oil, it can now stay cleaner for longer. Every 5,000 miles is probably more accurate these days, and you may actually not need to change your oil until you hit the 10,000-mile mark. Consult you owner’s manual for more detailed information.
Mileage Isn’t Everything
Mileage isn’t the only thing to keep in mind when it comes to oil changes. Time is also a factor.
Over the last year or so, there’s a good chance your driving habits changed and you weren’t behind the wheel as often. Hopefully, however, you kept up with your oil changes.
Over time, oil degrades, even if your car is just sitting in your garage. This is why most mechanics advise drivers to get their oil changed twice per year regardless of how much driving they do.
Get a Quality Oil Change at Nick Abraham Buick GMC
Now that you're better informed about oil changes, you might start to realize that you need one. If so, just make an appointment with our service center at our Buick dealership near Lexington.