Oil changes are a vital aspect of vehicle maintenance that keeps your engine working properly. Changing the oil on a regular schedule is important. You might’ve heard that you should change the oil every 3,000 miles or 5,000 miles. In reality, that number will change depending on your vehicle and the driving conditions you typically deal with.
First check your owner’s manual to determine the suggested mileage for your vehicle model. This could vary depending on the type of vehicle and the engine it uses. Once you know the manufacturer’s recommendation, you’ll want to take into account your driving habits and conditions.
The recommendations you find in your owner’s manual will be based on what they consider normal driving conditions. There are certain conditions that could require oil changes more frequently. If you regularly drive in stop-and-go traffic or take short trips that are ten miles or less, it can have an effect on the amount of oil used for engine performance. If you live in a rural area, the dust and dirt can affect the quality of the oil being used.
If you’re not sure when your vehicle needs an oil change, you can check the quality of oil around the time it’s recommended by the manufacturer. This will give you an idea of whether the oil should be changed earlier or later depending on the quality of the oil.
Does your vehicle need a tune-up or engine maintenance? Contact American Engine Installations today at 770-428-6440 for in Marietta, GA.