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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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The health of your vehicle is maintained by your oil. Engine oil is the lifeblood of a car and keeps all of the mechanical parts running smoothly. Getting routine oil changes is of the utmost importance for your vehicle’s health. There have been serious improvements in the last decade when it comes to oil and engine technologies so that North Pole drivers can decrease the frequency of oil changes. Most of the vehicle models today have an oil change frequency of 7,500 miles to 10,000 miles. You can check the owner’s manual for specific instructions on oil maintenance for your vehicle. Contact our team at Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks if you have more questions on oil change frequency


Recommendations for Oil Change Frequency 

So, how often should you change your oil? The frequency at which you need to change your oil is variable depending on your vehicle. Generally, experts recommend changing your oil between 7,500 to 10,000 miles. If you are driving around Fort Wainwright and Eielson Airforce Base regularly performing any of these driving activities, then you may need to adjust that frequency:

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

How Often Should You Change Your Oil Filter and Check Your Oil? 

Here are a few more tips about how often should you change your oil filter and check your oil levels, but if you need more information contact our experts at Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks:

  • You should always get familiar with your vehicle by exploring the owner’s manual to see if you need to use synthetic oil or conventional oil. Synthetic is more expensive, but it lasts longer.
  • No matter what, oil will eventually break down. If you don’t drive very often, you should be changing your oil at least twice a year anyway.
  • How often should you change your oil filter? Well, every time you get your oil changed you should get a filter change. Check what oil filter you need with Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks.

How Often Should You Be Checking Your Oil Level?

You should check your oil levels at least once a month to avoid problems while you are driving around North Pole and Fort Wainwright. Little changes in your oil color and texture can warn you of serious problems. If you find yourself low on oil or you need a service, schedule an appointment with us at Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks.


Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks is Always Here for You

Now that you have a better idea of how to properly maintain your oil levels, you can rely on our experts at Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks to perform any routine maintenance that you could need. Schedule your appointment today. Check out our stock of auto accessories before you come in to get some improvements added when you come in for your maintenance.

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