How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Emptying Car Oil

Oil is critical to your engine’s health, and changing it regularly is part of ensuring your new or used vehicle stays in good shape. Most experts agree that modern vehicles should have their oil changed between 7,500 and 10,000 miles of driving on Clovis roads, but it depends on your specific model, model year, and driving habits. If you’re wondering how often you should change your Acura model’s oil, always consult your owner’s manual for exact instructions on how often you should change your regular oil. Our service team of experts will provide all the information you need, plus, offer details on how often to change synthetic oil, then schedule your next service visit at Fresno Acura today!

Guidelines for Oil Change Frequency

Changing your oil every 7,000 to 10,000 miles is a broad guideline, but certain vehicles should get more frequent oil changes. Check with Fresno Acura near Clovis to see how soon you should bring your vehicle in if you’re not sure or can’t find the info in your owner’s manual. Also be sure to bring your vehicle in for a check-up if you use it for any of the following:

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

Oil Change Tips

Check out these facts about oil changes before you visit our Acura service center near Madera. And if you have any questions, call our service center at (559) 226-9320.

  • Your vehicle’s oil breaks down over time even if you don’t drive very often. Even if you don’t use your car much, you should still get an oil change at least twice a year and check your oil regularly.
  • You should always get an oil filter replacement when you’re getting your oil changed. If you’re performing a DIY oil change, you can buy a replacement oil filter at our parts center.
  • If you’re unsure whether to use synthetic or conventional oil, check your owner’s manual. Although synthetic oil can cost more, some vehicles require it.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

Check your oil level once a month to catch any leaks in the system and ensure both you and your vehicle’s safety. You should also check for any change in the oil’s color or any metal particles in the oil. If you notice one of these issues or that oil is low, schedule a service appointment with Fresno Acura today.

How Often Do You Need to Check Synthetic Oil?

If your luxury vehicle takes synthetic oil instead of regular, you might be wondering how often to change oil filters with synthetic oil. You’ll once again want to refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for the correct interval, but you can have your synthetic oil changed roughly around the same mileage interval between 5,000 to 10,000 miles. With synthetic oil in certain vehicles, you may even be able to rely on your vehicle longer between oil changes, and bring it in every 15,000 miles.

Schedule an Oil Change at Fresno Acura

Get an oil change at a low price, and enjoy service coupons to make your car maintenance even more affordable, with Fresno Acura. And while you’re here, find out the gas needed for Acura vehicles, learn how to clean car windshields or the difference between a touchless car wash or hand wash, and don’t forget to check our great inventory of new vehicles equipped with the latest performance, connectivity, and safety features. Get in touch with us if you have any questions today!

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