How Often Should You Change Your Oil?
There can be a significant expense and responsibility with owning or leasing a vehicle, so it only makes sense to do everything possible to help keep it working as it should.
The engine sees plenty of heat and stress, which means the oil inside the engine is critical to a long life. Over time, that oil breaks down and becomes contaminated, so it needs to be changed periodically, or it could cause premature engine wear. But how often should you change your oil?
Severe driving conditions include things like:
- Short trips of less than 10 miles
- Dusty conditions, gravel roads
- Long highway travel, especially in hot weather
- Turbocharged or diesel engines
- Heavy city traffic