Providing Car Repairs for Over 35 Years
Over time, oil eventually turns into sludge. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to crankshafts, bearings, and other car components. With less lubrication, your car parts will wear out quickly, and that can lead to expensive engine repairs.
Periodic oil and oil filter changes protect your engine from complications caused by sludge and other debris.
How Often Should You Do Oil Changes?
Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. Cars can typically go between 5,000 to 7,500 miles or three months between oil changes, whichever comes first. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil breakdown over time.
Your manual will also recommend time and mileage based on the recommended oil weight. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.
How you drive and road conditions can also have a significant effect on your vehicle. Frequent short trips, stop-and-go driving, extreme weather temperatures, heavy loads, and towing can impact your car’s performance. Driving under these conditions can mean frequent trips to an auto repair shop for maintenance.
From all of these conditions, it may seem that your car needs frequent oil changes. However, an oil life calculator can help you figure out a tenable schedule. A trusted auto repair shop or service advisor will help you come up with a manageable service schedule.
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