How Often Should I Get My Oil Changed?


An oil change is one of the most common services your car needs. The engine oil plays a vital role in the overall performance of your vehicle, and will need to be changed regularly for it to continue to give you reliable performance around Sanford, Deltona, Orlando, and Altamonte Springs, FL.

How often will you need to change the oil in your car? To give you more insight into this service and when to schedule it, our Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Seminole County team provides more details for you below.

When to Schedule an Oil Change

Conventional Oil

Synthetic Oil

Every 5,000 miles

Every 7,500 miles to 10,000 miles

Timetable for Oil Changes

To figure out the timing of your oil change, you will first want to determine the type of oil your car uses. As you can see, conventional oil should be changed every 5,000 miles, or at least once every six months. Synthetic oil is typically changed every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.

There are also a few other factors that will determine exactly when to get your oil changed, including:

  • Daily driving conditions
  • Make and model you drive
  • How often you drive your car

These factors could mean an oil change might be needed more frequently, so it is best to regularly check the engine oil. This is something you can do yourself, and takes just a few minutes. You'll want to ensure both the level and overall condition of the oil are good when doing this check.



Signs It Is Time to Schedule an Oil Change

Since the exact time you should get the oil changed in your car may vary, it is important to also be aware of warning signs that it is due for a change.

While driving, you may notice one of these signs:

  • Knocking sound coming from the engine
  • Engine is starting to overheat
  • Burnt oil smell
  • Smoke coming from exhaust

If you experience any of these issues, you will want to schedule an oil change as soon as possible.

Why Do I Need to Change Engine Oil?

The oil plays an important role in the performance of your engine. With its ability to lubricate various parts and dissipate heat, the engine oil can:

  • Limit the chances of engine damage
  • Enhance the efficiency of the engine
  • Maximize the engine's lifespan

Over time, though, the engine oil starts to break down, its level becomes lower, and dirt and debris can get mixed in with it. When this occurs, the oil is no longer able to do its job as effectively as possible. This is when an oil change can help. You can make sure your engine stays protected properly, and keep everything operating at its safest, with this routine service.

Have Our Service Pros Change Your Engine Oil

If it is time to schedule your next oil change near Sanford, Deltona, Orlando, and Altamonte Springs, Florida, contact us now at CDJR of Seminole County! We can get you set up with a service appointment and have our trained technicians quickly change the oil in your engine for you.

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