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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Oil Change

To ensure your Santa Ana daily driver runs smoothly, it’s important to keep up with maintenance. One of the easiest ways to maintain your vehicle is to perform oil changes. But, how often should you change your oil? On most new vehicles, your oil can be changed anywhere from 7,000 to 10,000 miles. However, keep in mind that your oil change frequency does vary based on your specific vehicle and usage around town.

It’s best to reference your owner’s manual or reach out to our service team if you want specifics. Today, the team at Garden Grove Nissan will provide you with an in-depth answer to, “How often should you change your oil?” so that you can keep your ride on the road for many years to come!

Usage & Oil Change Frequency

As we mentioned, your oil change interval can be anywhere from 7,000 miles to 10,000 miles. But, based on your specific vehicle and what you use it for around Anaheim, could result in more frequent oil changes. Repeatedly using your vehicle for the following items might mean you need to schedule a service appointment quicker than usual:

  • Commercial usage
  • Regular towing
  • Off-roading
  • Racing
  • City driving
  • Extreme temperatures

More Oil Change Frequency Tips

Your vehicle’s oil does many things to ensure that your ride never leaves you stranded on the side of the road around Orange County. On top of keeping up with the mileage intervals for your oil changes, there are other things you need to consider that’ll assure you rarely run into any major issues. Let’s go over some more oil change tips:

  • There are two main types of oil, conventional and synthetic. Synthetic can cost more but should last longer between oil changes. Check to make sure you’re using the right oil for your vehicle.
  • Even if you’re not doing a lot of driving, you still might need to change your oil. This is because oil breaks down over time. We suggest changing your oil every six months or so.
  • If you prefer to perform oil changes yourself, double-check you’re getting the right parts by visiting our parts center.
  • Check your oil once a month or so to stay on top of maintenance. Take note of the oil’s color and texture and reach out to our service team if you notice anything amiss.

Get More Service Advice at Garden Grove Nissan!

Whether it’s oil changes or brake services you need advice with, the service department at Garden Grove Nissan is here to help. Our GARDEN GROVE service center can do it all and make sure that you’ll be back on the road in no time. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know how we can help!

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