The Importance of Routine Oil Changes for Cars and Truck

Oil changes are easy and affordable, making them one of the best services you can get for your vehicle. Regular oil changes not only improve your vehicle’s fuel consumption and overall performance, it also extends the life of the motor and several other auto parts. Without sufficient levels of emolient in a vehicle, the engine can seize up and overheat, causing costly damages and more. Do you know when you should change the emolient in your car or truck? The standard professional recommendation for oil change schedules has been the following for the past few decades:

  • Conventional oil should be flushed and replaced every three thousand miles, or six months-whichever comes first.
  • Synthetic oil should be changed every FIVE thousand to SEVEN thousand miles.

These standards are a bit outdated now that there have been several advancements in automotive technology and design in the past decade. Newer vehicles can drive for as long as 10,000 miles before needing an oil change, and this is in terms of conventional emolient. Vehicles operating on synthetic emolient can last even longer without an oil change. Vehicles that are driven less can last longer as well. So driving habits and emolient types are just two variables to consider when developing an efficient oil change schedule.

The best place to look for oil change recommendations for your particular make and model vehicle is your owners’ manual. This is the second to best resource for finding information about suggested factory scheduled maintenance intervals. Your owners’ manual is generally located in the glove compartment or glove box of your car. If you do not have one, you can always look up your make, model, and year online and download a copy of your car’s manual to your computer.

But do you want to know the absolute BEST source for automotive maintenance information and advice? The answer is your local licensed mechanic. Trust a licensed automotive technician to provide the proper diagnostics for your vehicle and an accurate assessment for recommended maintenance and service. They retain the proper training, tools, resources, and experience to accurately assess your factory car maintenance needs.