Regular oil changes will save you money in the long run! Most car manufacturers now recommend oil changes between 7,500 and 10,000 miles, although some specify 5,000-mile intervals. The type of engine oil, the age and make of your vehicle and driving habits dictate when to change engine oil. When in doubt check your vehicle’s owner’s manual. If you put off oil changes, it can lead to engine damage.
In addition to regular oil changes, it’s highly recommended that you change your oil filter frequently. The oil filter protections your engine from abrasive particles such as dirt and other solid contaminants. If you wait too long to change the filter it can become clogged, and then as a result unfiltered oil will be circulated through your engine and can cause easily prevented corrosion or damage to your engine.
To find out just how often you should change your oil filter, make sure you consult with your Car-X Man during your next oil change and free inspection!