How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Oil change frequencies vary from vehicle to vehicle, but the general recommendation is anywhere between 7,500 to 10,000 miles between each oil change. How often should you change the oil in your vehicle? The specific answer will depend on what vehicle you drive and how you drive it around White City. Take a look at some great tips regarding oil changes and more with the service centre at Capital GMC Buick | Regina!

Habits That Affect Oil Change Frequency 

So, how often should you change your oil? Some cars have a higher oil change frequency than others and vice versa, but the general rule of thumb is to change your oil every 7,500-10,000 miles. If your drives around Lumsden regularly include any of the types of driving listed below, you need to adjust your oil change frequencies accordingly:

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

Other Oil Change Tips

Here are some additional oil change frequency tips that we think Moose Jaw-area drivers should know: 

  • Oil eventually breaks down, even when the car isn’t driven consistently. 
  • If you don’t drive often, you should still change your oil at least twice per year.
  • Check your owner’s manual to see if you should use synthetic or conventional oil on your car. 
  • Synthetic oil costs more but lasts longer.
  • Make sure you change your oil filter whenever you change your oil. Our parts centre can assist you in getting the right oil filter for your GMC or Buick vehicle.

For any other questions about your model’s recommended oil change frequency or anything else, reach out to Capital GMC Buick | Regina!

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

Check your oil level at least once a month to avoid problems when driving. Things like changes in your oil’s colour and texture can be a sign of serious problems. If you see that you’re low on oil or need auto service, schedule service with us at Capital GMC Buick | Regina.

Schedule an Oil Change in Regina!

Still not sure how often you should change your oil? Contact Capital GMC Buick | Regina to have our experts take a look at your vehicle. We can give you recommendations on oil change frequency and even change your oil for you while you’re at our dealership. 

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