How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Routine maintenance is a must if you want your vehicle to continue to operate smoothly and safely for many years to come. This includes routine oil changes. Over the last decade, there have been significant improvements made when it comes to engine and oil technology, and vehicles can go longer than ever before between oil changes. 

So, what is the recommended oil change frequency? Most new vehicles can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles before the next oil change, however there may be different recommendations from the automaker for your particular make and model. It is a good idea to check your owner’s manual or contact the team at Longwood Mitsubishi. 

Oil Change Frequency Recommendations

How often should you change your oil? While most new vehicles are fine with the interval recommended above, your driving habits could play a role in the frequency of your oil changes. If any of the situations below apply to you, an oil change could be required more often than every 7,500-10,000 miles. 

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

Oil Change Tips

Before you bring your vehicle in to Longwood Mitsubishi for an oil change or perform one on your own, it is a good idea to check out the oil change tips below. 

  • Does your vehicle require conventional or synthetic motor oil? This information can once again be found in your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil costs more but lasts longer, so it may end up being a better value for some Orlando and Sanford drivers. .
  • Did you know that your vehicle will still require an oil change at least twice a year even if you don’t drive on a consistent basis? Oil will still break down over time, even if you do not do a lot of driving in Deltona. 
  • Each time you change the oil in your vehicle, you should also change the oil filter. If you are performing your own oil change, you can find the right oil filter for your Mitsubishi in our parts department

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

Check your oil on a monthly basis to catch issues early before they become a more serious problem. Warning signs include a change in the oil’s color or texture. You may also need to add motor oil if it is not filled to the proper level. 

Turn to Longwood Mitsubishi for All Automotive Service Needs

Now that you know how often you should change your oil, it may be time to set up an appointment. You can also contact us today with any questions you may have about automotive maintenance. We want your vehicle to operate at peak performance for many years to come.

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