How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Oil Change

 

It’s common knowledge that routine oil changes are a crucial maintenance task. However, not all Visalia-area drivers know when they are due for their next oil change. So, how often should you change your oil? Because of engine and oil improvements over the years, cars today can generally go 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. Still, your specific oil change frequency ultimately depends on the car you drive and the type of oil it requires, among other factors. Learn some general oil change facts in this guide from Porterville Ford, and if you have any questions, our service team is here to help!

 

 

Recommended Oil Change Frequency

Your owner’s manual is your go-to resource when it comes to oil change frequency. That’s because it identifies the type of oil your vehicle needs, which in turn influences how often you should change your oil in the Tulare area. For example, conventional oil needs to be changed more frequently, whereas synthetic oil lasts for more miles and months.

Your driving habits will also impact your individual oil change frequency. If you frequently venture off the Delano roads, use your vehicle for commercial purposes, or tow heavy loads, then you may need more frequent oil changes. Connect with Porterville Ford for guidance. Otherwise, here are a few items to keep in mind:

  • Oil breaks down whether or not you drive your car consistently. Plan to get at least two oil changes a year, regardless of how often you drive.
  • Change the oil filter with each oil change. Our parts center can assist you in getting the right oil filter for your Ford model.

How to Check Car Oil

Checking the oil level in your car at least once a month can help you to determine when your next oil change is needed as well. To do so, simply pop the hood of your car and evaluate the oil level via the dipstick. Pay attention to oil color and texture, too, as changes may indicate more serious problems. If you have any concerns, schedule service at Porterville Ford.

Get Your Next Oil Change at Porterville Ford

Check out the service coupons available at Porterville Ford to save on your next oil change with us. We can keep you on an ideal oil change schedule to ensure your vehicle remains in tip-top shape!

 

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