How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Keeping up on regular maintenance is absolutely essential to keeping your Nissan car, crossover, or SUV running like new. One of the most important services, as you know, is the oil change. After all, your motor oil is what lubricates and protects your engine’s metallic parts from heat, vibration, and friction. However, it doesn’t last forever! Your oil is something that needs to be inspected and changed as it wears.  So, how often should you change your oil? Read on below for guidance from our Tri-Star Nissan! Our service center experts will help you learn about the importance of regular oil changes below.

Oil Change Frequency

You may have heard that you should change your oil when it hits the 3,000-mile range, but that number has since been deemed obsolete thanks to advanced oil, engines, and technology. The current rule-of-thumb is to schedule or perform your oil changes every 7,500-10,000 miles, depending on a few factors. While this range applies to most of our Nissan models sold at our %%target_city2%%-area dealership, you should always consult your owner’s manual for an exact oil change frequency timeline that’s specific to your vehicle. However, if your vehicle is used for any of the following, you should consult our experts at Tri-Star Nissan:

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

These instances require more frequent oil changes, as you’ll be putting extra load on your engine.

More About Oil Change Frequency

Do you have a vehicle that you only drive on special occasions? Do you work from home and only go out to run errands? How often should you change your oil if you don’t drive much? Even if your engine is not running often on Pittsburgh roads, your oil will still degrade with time. Because engine oil is derived from organic compounds, it will break down over time and should still be changed at least twice a year — even if you aren’t driving around the streets of Greensburg. Having a healthy engine means having healthy oil, even if you aren’t an everyday driver.

Schedule Oil Change Service at Tri-Star Nissan

Do you have any questions about how often you should change your oil? Are you ready to get an oil change today? Don’t hesitate to contact us online today! We’ll help you take care of anything and everything going on with your Nissan car, crossover, or SUV with ease.

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