How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

June 18th, 2021 by
Adding oil to engine

Salt Lake City drivers need to change their car’s oil routinely so they can continue driving their car safely on their commutes. Despite improvements in oil and engine technologies over the past ten years lowering the oil change frequency, drivers should still keep up with changing their oil to ensure their vehicle runs as it should. So how often should you change your oil? Keep on reading to find out with National Auto Plaza! If you have any questions afterward, feel free to contact us.

What is the Suggested Oil Change Frequency? 

There is no universal answer to the question “how often should you change your oil?” While the general rule of thumb is changing your oil every 7,000 to 10,000 miles, there are a lot of factors that play into the accurate oil change frequency for your situation. Some of the main factors are the car that you drive— some cars require you to change the oil more often— and the type of driving you do on the Draper streets. You will need to adjust your oil change frequencies if you do any of the following types of drivings: 

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

Oil Change Frequency Tips

The service center at National Auto Plaza has tips for gauging how often you should change your oil, such as:

  • Should your car use synthetic or conventional oil? Consult with your owner’s manual. You should be aware that synthetic oil costs more than conventional oil, but it lasts longer.
  • Even if you don’t drive a lot on the Murray streets, you should at least change your oil twice every year since oil breaks down over time.
  • When you change your oil, you should change your oil filter as well. Our parts center can take care of that for you! 

Change Your Oil at National Auto Plaza 

Our auto service department knows all the ins and outs of every model in the Ford, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, GMC, and Dodge lineup, so you can rest assured that we will change your oil effectively and correctly! Take a look at our service specials before you schedule an appointment to change your oil in Sandy.


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