How often should you change your oil when you don't drive that much? It's a great question that our Basic Auto Sales service department receives often. Here are our recommendations for low-mileage oil change intervals.

Oil Change Intervals for New Cars

Late-model vehicles produced within the past 10 years can get away with an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Your owner's manual contains oil change interval recommendations specific to your model, but the above is a basic rule.

Oil Change Intervals for Older Cars

If your car is more than 10 years old, consider getting its oil changed every 3,000 miles. Use your odometer as a reference. If you don't drive as much, it might take you four to five months to accrue 3,000 miles.

Oil Types & Oil Changes

Different oil types should be changed at different times. Conventional oils are best changed every 3,000 miles. Synthetic blend and full synthetic can serve your car up to 7,500 miles.

Recall that oil lubricates and cleans your engine, keeping it running smoothly and free of pollutants and debris. The fresher and newer the oil, the more efficiently it cleans and lubricates your engine.

Visit our Ashland dealership's service department for your next oil change.


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