How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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If you’ve heard differing opinions on how often you should change your car’s oil, that’s probably because newer vehicles can go a lot longer between oil changes than older vehicles. As a result, while the general rule for oil changes used to be about every 3,000 miles, oil change frequency for a newer car is about every 7,500 miles.

Regular oil changes are an essential part of your vehicle’s routine maintenance schedule. Keeping up with check-ups and recommended services for your vehicle is your number one way of getting the longest life or greatest trade-in value for your car. Check your owner’s manual for exact oil change frequency intervals for your vehicle, and read on for the oil change guidelines from the Service Center experts at Nissan of Durango!

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

Oil change frequency depends on your car’s age and condition, as well as your driving habits around Cortez. Definitely check your owner’s manual your for model-specific recommendations, or bring your Nissan Versa in for a service check-up to get an expert opinion on its condition. Even if your car is brand new, some specialty performance vehicles require more frequent oil changes than the norm. If your vehicle is built for performance in any of the following areas, pay special attention to oil change frequency guidelines in your manual:

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

More Oil Change Tips

If you think your Nissan vehicle may be due for a service check-up, check out these oil change tips for Farmington drivers:

  • Aim to get an oil change at least twice a year , even if you don’t drive your car very often. Oil will still break down over time when a car is not being driven.
  • If you’re changing our oil yourself at home, remember to replace the oil filter as well. You can pick up oil filters from the Nissan of Durango Parts Department.
  • Some vehicles require synthetic oil instead of conventional. If you’re doing a DIY oil change, check your owner’s manual before starting to see which kind you’ll need.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Another part of regular auto maintenance is assessing your oil levels and oil condition. If levels are low, top off the oil. Bring your car in for service if you notice any of the following issues with the oil quality:

  • Especially dark or nearly black oil color
  • Small metal particles in your oil

Trust Nissan of Durango for Routine Nissan Service Checks

Mancos drivers trust Nissan of Durango for maintenance check-ups for all Nissan vehicles. Our team can answer questions about issues ranging from oil condition to tire pressure. Check out our rotating selection of service specials, and visit us in Durango today! We’d also love to help you learn more about bad credit auto financing.

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