How Often Should You Change Your Oil?


Thinking about your vehicle’s maintenance, but wondering “how often should you change your oil?” To keep your Hyundai running smoothly on Denver roads, it’s important to stay on top of routine maintenance. Typically, service experts and mechanics recommend you change your oil every 3,000 miles, but with new vehicle technology and performance enhancements, most vehicles can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between changes. With the service center at Planet Hyundai, learn more about oil change frequency and other tips you should know.

Oil Change Frequency

Each vehicle model is different and the owner’s manual has the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. Generally, drivers can go by the suggested 7,500-10,000 mile range when it comes to oil change frequency. Lakewood drivers who use their vehicle frequently for work, travel, or commuting may need a change earlier. Other driving situations may be a cause for more frequent oil changes as well:

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

Additional Oil Change Tips

“How often should you change your oil?” is a good question to wonder, but only part of the oil change process. Take a look at these additional oil change tips to keep in mind:

  • Even if the vehicle isn’t driven often, the oil should be changed at least twice a year. The quality of the oil breaks down over time, even if the vehicle hasn’t been moved.
  • Be sure to have the oil filter changed when receiving an oil change. DIY car care enthusiasts can find OEM oil filters in the parts center near Arvada.
  • Don’t know whether to use synthetic or conventional oil? The owner’s manual will recommend the type of oil that’s best. Synthetic oil can be more expensive, but it helps the vehicle run smoothly.
  • Check if the car is covered by complimentary maintenance. Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance covers normal maintenance like oil changes and tire rotation for 3 years, or 36,000 miles.

Take Care of Your Vehicle Maintenance with Planet Hyundai! 

Have you found out how often you should change your oil? Then, it’s time to schedule your service! With our Service Drive Transparency you can get text and video updates, review your multi-point inspection, and even easily pay through your phone. Contact us today if you have any questions about your car care.

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