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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Maintaining your vehicle’s health relies on a regular oil change regiment. “Every 3,000 miles” used to be the common benchmark, just like 100,000 used to be good mileage for a used car, but with updates to both oil and engine technology, most vehicles today can last 7,500 or 10,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual for important information regarding your particular make and more, and then read on for more detailed guidance from Manitou Mainline Chrysler near Regina.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

Certain vehicles still need their oil changed more frequently than the 7,000 – 10,000 miles service techs typically recommend these days. If you use your vehicle for any of the following reasons, there’s a good chance you’ll need service more often in Watrous:
• Off-roading
• Commercial use
• Racing
• Heavy towing

More Oil Change Tips

A number of other factors apply when you’re considering a general oil change routine, and you’ll want to learn them before purchasing a new or used vehicle. Keep the following in mind:
• Even if you don’t drive your car much, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
• Make sure you replace the oil filter every time you get your oil changed. If you're changing your oil yourself, our parts department can help you find the one that’s right for your car, truck, van, or SUV.
• Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Check your oil level every month to make sure you’re catching any leaks in your engine. Without oil, your vehicle can become seriously damaged. When you pull out your dipstick, check for change in the oil’s color, and look to see if metal particles are appearing in it. Either scenario can be a sign of serious issues. If you find your car low on oil, or notice any other issues, contact our service department where you can also learn how often to rotate your tires.

Turn to Manitou Mainline Chrysler for Oil Changes

Low prices and service specials give Moose Jaw drivers good reason to take advantage of the service and parts departments at Manitou Mainline Chrysler. Contact us with any questions—even how to get smoke smell out of a car, how to sanitize a vehicle, how to take out a car battery, or how to check brake fluid.

Service Specials at Manitou Mainline Chrysler

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