When Should You Get the Oil Changed in Your Car?

Although an oil change is one of the most simple and inexpensive aspects of vehicle maintenance, it is one of the most important! As you drive your vehicle, the oil becomes dirty and loses its effectiveness, resulting in possible serious damage to your engine.

Although there is controversy about the right interval for oil changes, auto repair experts still recommend an oil change service every 3,000 miles for most cars. However, certain types of high-quality synthetic oils can go for many more miles, possibly as many as 10,000. Ask your mechanic to recommend the right kind of oil for the best protection of your engine to keep it running smoothly.

Even though you may be able to go more miles in between oil changes, it is still wise to schedule an oil change service on a regular basis. This is the time your mechanic can check out other fluids, hoses, and operating systems for potential issues, including:

  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Transmission
  • Coolant.
  • Steering fluid
  • Air filter
  • Crankcase Breather
  • Gauges/indicators
  • Battery & clamps
  • Lights
  • Windshield washer fluid and wiper blades

Many auto shops offer oil change coupons to make frequent oil change services more affordable for their loyal customers.

Need to know more about when should you get the oil changed in your car? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Dependable Car Care for more information about oil change coupons and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Ventura, CA, and surrounding area.