How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Pouring in new motor oil during oil change

Keeping up with regular oil changes is one of the most easy and affordable ways to keep your Dodge or RAM vehicle running at peak performance for many years to come. In the past, experts recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles. However, advances in oil and engine technology mean that your oil may not need to be changed quite as often. Today, most vehicles can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for more specific instructions about how often you should change your oil.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

While 7,500-10,000 miles is a broad guideline, your vehicle may need to have the oil changed more frequently depending on your driving habits. Here are a few factors that could affect the generally recommended intervals:

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

Additional Oil Change Tips

Before you set up your next service appointment near Houston, there are a few more things you should know about oil changes. If you have any questions, call our service center at (281) 407-7836.

  • Even if you’re not putting a ton of miles on the odometer, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time, which happens even when you are not driving frequently or over long distances.
  • With each oil change, remember to replace the oil filter as well. You can always stop by the parts department at Clear Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change.
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Consult your owner’s manual for manufacturer recommendations. Synthetic oil may be a bit more pricey, but there are certain makes and models that require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

To catch any leaks in the oil system before they start causing other issues, it is a good idea to check your oil level monthly. Look for any change to your oil’s color, as well as the appearance of any metal particles in the oil. Those can be signs of serious problems. If you’re low on oil or notice another issue, schedule a service appointment with Clear Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today.

Turn to Clear Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Quick and Affordable Oil Changes

We offer low prices on oil changes as well as service coupons for many of our most popular maintenance and repair tasks. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at your convenience. Or, ask us about car repair financing.

Service Coupons at Clear Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Truck Alignment Special
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Car Alignment Special
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Starting at $109.95
  • 3 Oil Changes
  • 3 Tire Rotations
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Semi-Synthetic: $139.95
Synthetic: $169.95
Diesel: $199.95