If you own a modern vehicle, you probably have an Oil Life Monitoring System (OLMS) that will alert you when you need an oil change. Let Elliott CDJR of Palestine be your one-stop shop for auto service when you need an oil change or any other car maintenance service.
In many vehicles made in the last ten years or so, an OLMS will indicate when the oil needs to be changed. You can also check your service manual for recommended intervals. The previously recommended interval was every 3,000 miles or three months. However, these days, many vehicles use synthetic oil and the interval can often be much longer. It depends on your vehicle and driving habits.
Even if you have an OLMS, you should check your oil every month or so to see the level and color. If the level starts going down or the color is dark, you might need an oil change. If you don’t drive very often, it’s still recommended that you change your oil at least once per year.
How often you should change your oil will depend on your vehicle and driving habits. If you have
an OLMS, it should alert you with a “change oil soon” message when your vehicle requires an
oil change. Modern vehicles using synthetic oil can often go as long as 10,000 miles before an
oil change. If you drive in severe conditions, then it’s likely you will need to schedule an oil change more often.
What are considered severe driving conditions? The answer may surprise you. If you
you may need to change your oil more often. Driving long distances at speeds under 50 MPH can also cause your vehicle to need its oil changed more frequently.
As mentioned previously, if you don’t drive very much at all, you should still change your oil and
oil filter once a year.
For an oil change in Palestine TX, rely on quality auto service at Elliott CDJR. Our service department offers genuine Mopar parts, certified technicians, Goodyear and Michelin tires, and an available shuttle service. We also have Saturday hours for your convenience, and we do state inspections. To schedule an oil change in Palestine TX, simply call our service department or use the service scheduler on our website.