How Often Should I Get My Oil Changed?

Oil Change

 

It’s easy to forget about routine services for your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram as time flies around Vancouver. However, to maintain your smooth performance around Portland, it’s important to stay on top of the health of your vehicle. Oil changes are vital and over the last decade, the improvement in oil and engine technology allows you to go further between changes. Most new models today have an oil change frequency between 7,5000 and 10,000 miles, however, the owner’s manual has an exact schedule for your vehicle. Learn more about oil change tips with Dick Hannah RAM, then, schedule your service appointment online today!

 

 

Oil Change Frequency & Factors That Affect It

How often you should change your oil can vary depending on your performance around Beaverton. Generally, it’s recommended that you change your oil every 7,500-10,000 miles. However, if your trips around town also include these types of driving, you’ll likely need to change it sooner:

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

Oil Change Tips

If you have questions about any of the services for your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, the team in the Dick Hannah RAM service department are here to help. However, here are some oil change tips to keep in mind before your next routine service:

  • On top of specific recommendations for routine service, your owner’s manual also indicates whether you should use synthetic or conventional oil on your car. While synthetic oil costs more, it tends to last longer during your Hillsboro commutes.
  • Even if your vehicle doesn’t leave the driveway, engine oil eventually breaks down. It’s recommended that you schedule an oil change at least twice a year.
  • An oil change should also include an oil filter change. If you’re performing the change yourself, our parts department can help you find the right oil and filter for your model.

Checking Your Oil at Home

When you have time on your hands, a quick check of your oil level can save you from costly repairs in the future. Checking the oil level once a month for changes to the oil’s color and texture can hint at other issues with your vehicle. If you notice a change or see you’re low on oil, schedule an appointment at Dick Hannah RAM.

Schedule Your Next Service with Dick Hannah RAM!

Now that you know the general oil change frequency for your vehicle, stay on top of other essential services by exploring our other service tips and tricks. Whether you need a quick oil change or you have larger engine problems you need to be examined, the certified technicians at Dick Hannah RAM are here to help. Be sure to take advantage of our service specials to save on your next visit.

 

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