How Often Should You Change Your Oil

Man Changing Engine Oil  

If you want your vehicle to run well for years to come, it's important that you maintain a regular oil change schedule. You may have heard in the past that you should get an oil change every 3,000 miles, but times have changed. Thanks to advances in engine technology and oil, most vehicles on Cheektowaga roads can now go from 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. To know exactly how long your vehicle can go, you should check your owner's manual.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,000 - 10,000 miles is a good general guideline for you to follow, but some vehicles may need their oil changed sooner. This can often depend on the primary use of your vehicle. If you often put your vehicle through any of the following activities, you should contact Basil Ford to inquire about how soon your vehicle should have its oil changed:

More Oil Change Tips

Consult these quick facts and tips on oil changes before you schedule service with our experienced technicians near Buffalo:

  • Do you work from home or own a vehicle you only take out when it's warm? If you don't do much driving, you should still get an oil change at least twice per year because over time, oil will naturally break down.
  • Always make sure your oil filter is being replaced as well when you get your oil changed. If you take care of your own oil changes at home, you can purchase an oil filter from the Basil Ford parts center.
  • You've probably heard of synthetic oil and wondered if you should be using it. Some vehicles do require it, but you can check your owner's manual to be sure.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

We recommend checking your oil level once a month, as this will give you a chance to notice leaks in the oil system before they become a serious issue. When checking the oil level, you should also take note of any changes in the oil's color, as well as the appearance of metal particles. If you see either of these happening, it may be a sign of a more serious issue.

Count on Basil Ford for Oil Changes and More

When you consult our applicable service coupons, it's easy to get routine maintenance and more done at a price you feel great about. When you trust Basil Ford, your vehicle will run smoothly on Clarence roads for many years to come!