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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Every 3,000 miles — that figure used to be the standard rule for how often Baytown drivers should change their car’s oil. It’s not that straightforward, though. Changes in technology mean that many new vehicles can go 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. For more answers to the question, “How often should you change your oil,” check your owner’s manual, then contact the Baytown Nissan service department.

Oil Change Frequency by Vehicle Type

Some types of vehicles need their oil changed more often than every 7,500 miles. This mostly applies to vehicles whose engines do a lot of hard driving. If you’re towing or hauling on the roads from La Porte and Liberty, or if you’re doing any of these kinds of driving, you should plan on more frequent oil changes:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Before you schedule a service appointment, take a look at these tips:

  • Infrequently driven cars still need to have their oil changed at least twice a year to because unused oil does dry up.
  • Always make sure you get a new oil filter with every oil change.
  • Some vehicles require synthetic oil, which can be more expensive. Check your owner’s manual and make sure you’re getting the right oil for your vehicle.

How Often Should I Check My Oil?

Checking your oil once a month can help you catch any oil leaks before they cause damage to your engine. While checking the amount, also check the oil’s appearance. Make sure the color hasn’t changed and there aren’t any metal particles in it, which can be signs of serious problems. Checking your oil is easy:

  • Make sure the vehicle is parked on level ground and that the engine is turned off and cold.
  • Open the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick. If needed, refer to your owner’s manual.
  • Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe any oil from the end of it.
  • Re-insert the dipstick all the way back into its tube, then pull it out and look at both sides to see where the level is.

Come to Baytown Nissan for Oil Change Specials

Now that you know how often to change your oil and how to monitor your car’s oil usage, check Baytown Nissan ’s service specials and get your oil changed by our trained technicians for a great price. Also be sure to read up on how to check your oil level or the color of brake fluid today!

Also be sure to learn more about getting tire rotations during your oil change, learn why your car is overheating, and find fun things to do in Baytown today. We’d also love to help you learn more about best Mexican food in Pasadena, TXNissan Intelligent Mobility, and Nissan Rogue AWD.

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