Oil changes are an essential service for every vehicle. Without regular oil changes, you risk damaging or destroying your engine. A new oil filter is needed to ensure proper filtration and protection. Depending on your vehicle, you may need a synthetic, synthetic blend, or conventional oil.
How Often Should I Get an Oil Change?
If you ask five people, you’ll probably get five different answers. Ultimately, it depends on the car, the driving you do, and the type of oil you use. Conventional oils have a much shorter life than synthetics and should be changed every 3000 miles or every six months. Modern cars running synthetic oils have much longer intervals, with some manufacturers stating cars can go 12000 miles between oil services.
The more frequently you change your oil, the better. You can’t overdo it. A good interval on modern cars is every 5000-7500 miles. High mileage vehicles (over 100,000) should be serviced at least every 5000 to ensure proper lubrication.
If you have an older vehicle running conventional or synthetic blend oil, consider changing the oil every 3000 miles at least.
Naperville Oil and Filter Change
Whatever you drive, the team at Becker Service Center is here to perform your oil service. Our Naperville repair shop is conveniently located near you. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today!