How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Oil Change


To keep your vehicle running its best, routine maintenance is a must. That includes regular oil changes. It used to be the case that experts recommended an oil change every 3,000 miles. However, in recent years, those guidelines have changed, thanks to advancements in engine and oil technology.

Now, for most newer cars, an oil change is only needed every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. However, it is best to take a look at your owner’s manual to see what is recommended by the manufacturer. The automaker may have different guidelines to follow. For more information on how often should you change your oil, take a look at the guide from Stevens Point Volkswagen below.

Oil Change Frequency

While the 7,500 to 10,000-mile interval will work for many Plover drivers, some vehicles will require an oil change more often depending on your driving habits. If any of these circumstances apply to you, check with Stevens Point Volkswagen near Wausau to see how soon you should bring your vehicle in:

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

Additional Tips for Oil Changes

Even if you do not do a lot of driving around the Wisconsin Rapids area, an oil change is still an essential part of your maintenance schedule. Here are a few things to keep in mind about oil changes:

  • An oil change should be performed at least twice a year, even if the vehicle is not used often. Over time, the oil will still break down.
  • Each time you perform an oil change, you should also change the oil filter.
  • Confirm whether or your vehicle requires synthetic oil, or see if it is acceptable to use conventional oil.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

To catch any leaks in the oil system before they cause a larger problem, it is a good idea to check the oil level at least once a month. When you are checking the oil level, it is also a good time to take a look at the appearance of your motor oil. If there is a change in color or you notice the presence of debris or other contaminants, it is time for an oil change. You can set up an appointment at the Stevens Point Volkswagen service center.

Trust the Team at Stevens Point Volkswagen for Affordable Oil Changes

When it is time for an oil change, or you have an issue with your vehicle like a locked steering wheel, you can trust the highly-skilled technicians at the Stevens Point Volkswagen service center. Before setting up an appointment, be sure to take a look at our current service specials. Contact us today for more information.

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