How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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After purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle, many Columbus car owners know the importance of getting regular maintenance but are probably wondering, “How often should you change your oil?” Fortunately, we’re here to help. Thanks to modern-day advances in engine technology and oil, the recommended oil change frequency on many new vehicles are around 7,000 to 10,000 miles. However, your vehicle’s specific usage, make, and even model could result in more or less frequent maintenance oil changes.

It’s best to reference your owner’s manual or visit your local service center for more information. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about oil changes with the experts at Celebration Kia!

Oil Change Frequency & Usage

Our service experts often get asked, “How often should you change your oil,” and while the average rule is every 7,000 to 10,000 miles, it could change depending on your usage. Heavy usage around Delaware could mean you’d need to schedule an appointment earlier than usual to get your vehicle’s oil changed and maintained. Heavy usage could include but is not limited to:

  • Off-roading
  • Heavy stop & go traffic
  • Commercial usage
  • Racing
  • Towing

More Oil Change Tips

On top of your oil change frequency, it’s important to keep other oil change items in mind. Before we go over more oil change tips, don’t forget to check out our service specials for extra savings on vehicle maintenance. Without further ado, here’s what else you need to know before you drive on down from Dublin to visit our service center: 

  • Make sure you know if your vehicle requires conventional or synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is a little more expensive but can go farther between oil changes.
  • Even if you haven’t hit your mileage interval for an oil change, oil breaks down over time so it could still require replacement. Most vehicles should have an oil change at least once every six months.
  • As important as it is to change your oil, it’s also important to make sure you change your oil filter as well.
  • Note your oil change texture and color when you’re getting service performed. Anything abnormal should be further looked into by a professional.

Maintain Your Vehicle With the Experts at Celebration Kia!

From service tips and tricks to expert advice, you can turn to the specialists at Celebration Kia for assistance. We’ll help you maintain your ride so that it’s running smoothly on Lewis Center roads for many years to come. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for assistance. We can’t wait to help you!

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