How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Changing Oil

As a Mount Airy driver, you know that properly maintaining your vehicle is vital to both its performance and your safety. Your motor oil— an essential component that lubricates and protects your engine’s metallic parts— is something that needs to be inspected and changed as it wears. So, how often should you change your oil? Read on below for guidance from our Simmons Nissan service center experts about oil change frequency and why it’s important!

Oil Change Frequency

While some say oil change frequency should be in the 3,000-mile range, that number is a bit outdated due to advancements in engine technologies, engineering, and synthetic oil production.

The modern rule-of-thumb is to schedule or perform an oil change every 7,500-10,000 miles. While this range applies to most Nissan models, we always encourage you to reference your owner’s manual for an exact oil change frequency mileage range for your vehicle. How often should you change your oil if your vehicle is used for any of these use cases throughout Pilot Mountain,NC?

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

These instances require more frequent oil changes and the engine works very hard to perform any of the aforementioned functions.

More About Oil Change Frequency

How often should you change your oil if you don’t drive much? You might assume that if your engine is not running often on King, NC roads, the oil will live longer. This is actually untrue. Engine oil breaks down over time and should still be changed at least twice a year, even if you don’t hit the recommended mileage range. Healthy, fresh engine oil is vital to optimizing your car’s functionality and preserving engine parts even if you don’t drive often.

Schedule Oil Change Service at Simmons Nissan

While changing your engine oil at home in your North Wilkesboro, NC driveway is totally an option, if you’d rather a Nissan factory-trained technician perform your oil change, schedule a service appointment today. For more service advice to keep your Nissan in tip-top shape, don’t hesitate to browse our online resources or give us a call today! We’d also love to help you learn how to remove the smell of smoke from your car or how to jumpstart a car.

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