How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

oil change on a car

Your vehicle’s health is important, just like your own, and you can consider oil to be the lifeblood of your car. When you’re keeping up with your oil change frequency, you’re making sure that your engine is running smoothly, and you’re keeping you and your passengers safe no matter where Fairmont drives take you. Over the last decade, improvements in oil and engine technologies have helped drivers to get even farther between their oil changes. So how often should you change your oil? Well depending on your driving habits, and the road conditions you drive in, you’ll be looking at an oil change frequency of between 7,500 and 10,000 miles! This is a guide of course, and you should always check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for specifics, but if you have any questions, such as how often you should check your transmission, you can contact us today to speak to the service experts at Dan Cava's Buick GMC. 

Recommended Oil Change Frequency 

How often should you change your oil? Well, the simple answer is that some cars have a higher oil change frequency than others, but you should consider 7,500 to 10,000 to be the general rule of thumb. If you’re driving around Morgantown frequently, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting your oil changed more frequently. The following driving habits can also lead to more frequent oil changes for Grafton drivers: 

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

Oil Change Frequency Information

Would you like some oil change tips? If so, read on, and if you have questions about auto care, call the experts in the service center at Dan Cava's Buick GMC. 

  • 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.
  • Oil eventually breaks down, even when the car isn’t driven on a consistent basis. If you don’t drive often, you should still change your oil at least twice per year.
  • Make sure you change your oil filter whenever you change your oil. Our parts center can assist you in getting the right oil filter for your vehicle.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

Checking your oil levels is considered a good idea at least once per month. This makes you more likely to catch any bad signs, such as oil leakages, or issues with the oil itself, before they can lead to more serious issues down the line. Things like changes in your oil’s color and texture can be early signs of a more serious problem. If you see any of these warning signs, schedule service today to make sure you’re staying safe. 

You’ll Always Have Service at Dan Cava's Buick GMC

Now that you know more about how often you should change your oil, and some of the early warning signs of something going wrong with your oil, now all you need to do is keep our expert team of service professionals in mind when it comes time to change your oil. We’re waiting to make keeping your car running smooth easy for years to come. Curious about what else you need to keep an eye on to make sure your vehicle is running smoothly? Find out what an alternator does, and some warning signs that it’s time to replace it. 

Service Specials at Dan Cava's Buick GMC


Includes: Buy select tires and if you find a better price within 30 days of purchase, we will refund the difference.

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Includes: Purchase an eligible dealer installed partand if it ever needs replacing, The Limited Lifetime Parts Warranty will cover the cost of the new part.

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