How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Checking oil level on dipstick

If you’ve gotten an oil change at a local quick lube place, no doubt they placed a sticker on your windshield that is meant to remind you to get your next oil changed within 3,000 miles. But other experts agree that changing your oil once every 5,000 miles is more than adequate for most cars. So, how often should you change your oil? Our service department wants to help you keep your car running in top shape on our Gothenburg roads, so we’ve put together the guide below on figuring out the right oil change frequency for your car.



How Often Should You Change Your Oil According to Your Owner’s Manual?

You’ll often hear the phrase, “It’s recommended…” at quick lube shops when they tell you often you should come back to get your oil changed or your air filter replaced, or any number of other things that constitute upsells for them. What they often don’t tell you is who is making the recommendations. Comparing their recommendations with your owner’s manual might be a bit of a surprise. For instance, many owner’s manuals for late model cars recommend getting the oil changed once every 7,500 miles. This is the most reliable source of this information as it comes straight from the manufacturer. Our service center goes by recommendations from Chevrolet regarding oil change frequency for Chevy models.

How Often Should You Change Your Oil According to Your Warranty?

We strongly recommend that all Ogallala drivers who own a car that is still under warranty to abide by the oil change frequency specified under the terms of the warranty. Doing otherwise may void your warranty. So, check your warranty for the required maintenance schedule.

Trust the Oil Experts at Jerry Remus Chevrolet of North Platte

Our trained professionals know the correct oil change frequency for your car and can help you keep track of it. So, let us take care of your car the next time it’s due for maintenance. And, if you’d like to learn more, read our posts on the benefits of getting a certified oil change from us and how to calculate gas mileage. We’re just down the road from McCook. So drop by or contact us today!


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