How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

 
 
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One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Lithia Hyundai of Reno is, “How often should you change the oil in your car?” While many say you should change your oil every 3,000 miles, advancements in engine and oil technology allow drivers to go much further before bringing it into the shop. Even new models like the 2019 Hyundai Sonata or Santa Fe, need oil changes after 10,000 miles. Check with your specific vehicle’s owner’s manual for the recommended intervals, then let the experts here at Lithia Hyundai of Reno walk you through some more oil change tips

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

Although it may be safe to bet that your car can go between 5,000 and 10,000 miles before needing an oil change, depending on how you drive and the type of vehicle you have, you may need an oil change sooner. If you use your vehicle for any of the following circumstances, you may have to have more frequent oil changes:

  • Commercial use
  • Heavy towing
  • Racing
  • Off-roading

More Oil Change Tips

If you’re near Sparks or Fernley, then you’re close to our service center in Reno! Before you bring your vehicle in for an oil change, though, here are some more facts about automotive oil:

  • Oil breaks down over time, so even if you aren’t driving your car very often, you’ll want to get an oil change at least twice every year!
  • Be sure to get your oil filter replaced every time you have an oil change. And if you’re going to do an oil change on your own, you can always get an oil filter from our parts department!
  • Figure out what type of oil your vehicle needs and see if you can use synthetic oil rather than conventional oil. Synthetic oil will cost more, but some vehicles require it, and it typically lasts longer than conventional oil, too!

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

It’s good to at least check your vehicle’s oil level once a month so you can spot leaks or blockage. If your car has a problem with its oil, it can end up damaging other parts! Be sure to check the color of the oil in your vehicle, as well as the appearance (watch out for tiny particles in the oil). If your oil is dark and mucky, then it’s likely time to get an oil change. If this is the case with your oil, then schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible!

Come to Lithia Hyundai of Reno for Your Oil Change Service

So, how often do you get an oil change? Have you been servicing your car correctly, or did the information above help you realize the importance of an oil change? Whatever the case may be, you can always contact us and get further information on the dangers of not changing your oil regularly, or other subjects, like Hyundai Roadside Assistance. Also, be sure to check out our amazing service coupons and save today!

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