How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Oil change frequency can vary widely. If Princeton, NJ drivers have a car from the 90s, they’ll need to change their oil every 3,000 miles. If your car was built more recently, your vehicle will likely need an oil change every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.

To know the facts, you need to look at your vehicle’s owner’s manual and read the Haldeman Lexus of Princeton overview of how often to change your oil to make sure there aren’t any additional factors you need to consider that might change how often you need a change. If you have any more questions related to car care after reading our guide, give our Lawrenceville service department a call at (844) 769-7157 or explore our service tips for fun reads on how to jump a car and more!

What Factors Can Affect Oil Change Frequency?

A number of factors can affect how often you should change your oil. If you regularly do the following in Hamilton, NJ, you should get in touch with your mechanic to develop a custom schedule:

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

How Often Should I Change Synthetic Oil?

Yardley, PA drivers who use synthetic oil will have much longer intervals in their oil change frequency. Synthetic oil lasts much longer, but there’s great variation between brands. While you can expect to need to change your oil every 6,000 and 16,000 miles, you should look at the bottle of oil you bought for specifics or check with your mechanic.

What Happens When Your Car’s Oil Isn’t Changed?

For one, oil lubricates the hundreds of moving parts in your engine block. That lubrication mitigates the amount of heat being created by all of the kinetic energy created by the friction of those parts as they grind against each other. If you don’t change your oil, your engine is going to overheat and fail. Secondly, old oil collects debris and contaminants over time which can gunk up and corrode the moving parts in your engine. Also bad. Here are a few red flags:

  • Knocking sound coming from the engine
  • Check engine and/or oil change lights are illuminated
  • Smoke emitting from the exhaust pipe
  • Dark and dirty oil
  • Engine overheating

Turn to Haldeman Lexus of Princeton for Oil Changes

Now that you know how often to change your oil, we encourage Newtown, PA drivers to explore our oil change coupons to see just how affordable it is to keep up with your manufacturer oil change frequency. We look forward to helping you keep your investment in tip-top shape for years to come.

Service Specials at Haldeman Lexus of Princeton


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