How Often Should I Change the Oil in My Car?

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Like many other car owners, you’re probably wondering how often you should change the oil in your car.

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How Often Should I Change the Oil in My Car? :

How Often Should I Change the Oil in My Car?

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Like many other car owners, you’re probably wondering how often you should change the oil in your car. That question doesn’t always have such as straightforward answer. You’ve probably heard the conventional wisdom that you need to get this done every 3,000 miles or so. However, your driving habits may affect the frequency of needed oil changes. Also, recommendations vary wildly according to the make and model of your vehicle, with some European models requiring oil changes after 15,000 miles. So how do you figure it out?   1. Consult your owner’s manual . Each automobile manufacturer has its own recommendations for each model produced. Newer vehicles can typically go longer between oil changes, but this isn’t always and fast rule.

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2. Consider your customary driving habits. That mileage figure in your owner’s manual is based on “normal” driving habits. This does not include severely cold weather, extreme heat or humidity, frequent towing or heaving hauling, repeated trips of less than five miles, or lots of time spent idling in traffic. If any of these apply, you’ll need to change your oil more often.   3. Talk with your auto repair technician. Based on your typical operational patterns, he or she will make a personalized recommendation as to the frequency of your oil changes.

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“How often should I get my oil changed?” doesn’t always have an easy answer. Thankfully, if you’re unsure, your repair shop should be able to guide you. Visit this website to find a quality oil change in Mountain View.

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