How Often Should You Change Your Oil

Man Changing Engine Oil  

Unsure how often you should change your oil? In order to keep your vehicle running smoothly, Cheektowaga-area drivers will want to maintain a regular oil change schedule. In the past, guidelines on how often to change oil suggested every 3,000 miles, but advances in engine technology and oil types allow drivers to go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes. Of course, you should consult your owner's manual for specifics on your vehicle. The Basil Ford Service Center provides some more details below on how often to change oil.

Oil Change Frequency

No two vehicles are the same, so how often to change oil will vary between Buffalo drivers. That's because how you use your vehicle influences how often you should change your oil. For example, the following activities impact your oil change frequency:

If you use your vehicle in any of these ways, make sure to contact Basil Ford for guidance on how often to change oil.

Additional Oil Change Tips

Still have questions on how often you should change your oil? Lancaster-area drivers should consult the following oil change tips before scheduling service with Basil Ford.

  • Even if you don't drive your car often around Amherst, you still need regular oil changes. Aim for an oil change at least twice a year, because oil naturally breaks down whether you're driving or not.
  • Make sure your oil filter is replaced along with your oil. If you complete oil changes on your own, purchase oil filters from the Basil Ford Parts Center.
  • How often should you change your oil if you use synthetic over conventional? Check your owner's manual for specifics.
  • Check your oil level once a month. This allows you to detect leaks before they become a serious issue, or alerts you to the need of an oil change earlier if necessary.

Count on Basil Ford for Oil Changes and More

Whether you're from Depew or right here in Cheektowaga, Basil Ford is your go-to for anything and everything from oil changes to major repairs and beyond. If you have any further questions on how often to change oil, don't hesitate to reach out. Make sure to browse our service coupons to save on your next oil change with us, as well!