How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Staying current with routine maintenance is the best way to prevent costly auto issues down the road. Even keeping up with regular oil changes can save you headaches and expensive repair bills. Routine oil changes are necessary to keep your car’s engine lubricated and protected from heat and friction. 

For most new vehicles, oil changes are recommended every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for more information, and keep reading from Whitten Brothers of Richmond to learn more about the importance of oil changes. 

What’s The Recommended Oil Change Frequency?

Again, for most new vehicles, the recommended oil change frequency is every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. However, that mileage frequency can change, depending on how you use your car. If your commutes around Ashland consist of any of the following activities, you may need to adjust your oil change frequency: 

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

The service technicians at Whitten Brothers of Richmond can give you advice on how to adjust your oil change frequency, so your car’s engine is always prepared for activities like towing or off-roading. 

Important Oil Change Information 

The service team at Whitten Brothers of Richmond believes in being prepared. If your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle is due for an oil change, keep the following points in mind: 

  • Even if you don’t drive your car, truck, or SUV every day, its motor oil will break down over time. You’ll still want to change your oil at the recommended interval. 
  • Review your owner’s manual to make sure you’re using the right oil grade (i.e. synthetic, conventional, or synthetic blend). 
  • When you bring your vehicle in for an oil change, make sure you’re also getting an oil filter change. The oil filter removes debris and impurities from the motor oil, and helps keep it clean for longer. Our parts center has the Mopar® parts for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle needs. 

When Should You Check Your Car’s Oil Level? 

We recommend checking your car’s motor oil level once a month to prevent issues down the road. Take into account the oil’s color and texture. If the oil level looks suspiciously low, or the color and consistency of the oil is off, schedule a service visit at Whitten Brothers of Richmond to address the problem. 

Schedule Oil Service at Whitten Brothers of Richmond Today! 

Now that you know more about oil change frequency, it’s time to get yourself established at a service center you trust. Whitten Brothers of Richmond has the experience, software, and knowledge to service Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles — from oil changes to more complex issues. Contact us online or call us at 804-375-4755 to learn more about our service menu and oil change prices. 

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