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How often should you take your car for an oil change?

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Depending on vehicle age, type of oil and driving conditions, oil change intervals will vary. It used to be normal to change your car’s oil every 3,000 miles, but with newer advanced types of oil and engines, most car engines today have recommended oil change intervals of 5,000 to 7,500 miles. If you do not put many miles on your car, most automakers recommend an oil change every 12 months, even if the maintenance reminder has not come on.

All cars are built differently and are on different schedules for oil change. Depending on your driving conditions, year, make and model of your car, your automobile’s service schedule can vary. Most cars require synthetic-blend or full-synthetic oils that minimize friction and maximize fuel economy, which is why it the oil life is much longer now.

Most cars today are equipped with oil-life monitoring systems that automatically determines when an oil change is needed and should notify you on your car’s display panel. At each service, your auto service technician or mechanic should reset the oil-life monitoring system.

Maintaining proper oil levels can help you avoid costly car repairs and ensures the life of your engine. It is also important to note that engine wear or damage resulting from low oil levels and missed services will not be covered by your new car warranty. 

Contact us if you have any questions about oil change. We are here to help you (and your car)!

View our services list to see some popular auto services we perform in the local Sugar Land and Houston areas.

We serve all European, American and Japanese cars.