How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Maintaining your vehicle is essential for your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of your fellow Oak Lawn drivers. Routine oil changes are an important way to keep your car, truck, or SUV running smoothly for years to come. Brands like Ray Buick, Inc. have innovated engine and oil technologies, so vehicle owners don’t need to worry about oil changes as frequently as they needed to in the past. In fact, many new Buick models have an oil change frequency that falls between 7,000 and 10,000 miles. Wondering to yourself, “How often should I get an oil change?” Find out below with the experts at our Chicago dealership or check your owner’s manual for more specific information.


How Often Should You Change the Oil in Your Car?

So, how often should you change your oil? Some vehicles have a higher oil change frequency than others, but typically the ideal oil change frequency for Buick models is every 7,000-10,000 miles. If your drives around Orland Park or Palos Heights routinely involve any of the types of driving listed below, you need to adjust your oil change frequencies accordingly:

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

Oil Change Frequency Tips

Knowing how often you should get your oil changed is only the first step in maintaining your vehicle’s performance and longevity. It’s important to stay informed about oil changes, the oil going into your vehicle, and the components that allow oil to run efficiently through your engine. Here are some oil change tips from the service team at Ray Buick, Inc.:

  • Check your owner’s manual to see if you should use synthetic or conventional oil on your car. Synthetic oil costs more but lasts longer.
  • Oil eventually breaks down, even when the car isn’t driven on a consistent basis. If you don’t drive often, you should still change your oil at least twice per year.
  • Make sure you change your oil filter whenever you change your oil. Our parts center can assist you in getting the right oil filter for your Buick.

How Long Does an Oil Change Take at Ray Buick, Inc.?

As you can see, knowing how often you should get an oil change is critical to the health of your new or pre-owned Buick vehicle. If you’re overdue for your next oil change, or simply want to get a routine inspection, we encourage you to visit us at Ray Buick, Inc. today. However, we understand that many of our Oak Lawn shoppers have busy work schedules or children to take care of. Sometimes it can be hard to fit your required maintenance into a hectic week, even if you know how often you should change oil fluids in your car. How long does an oil change take at our Chicago Service Center? You’ll be delighted to hear that the entire process will take you no longer than an hour. Stop by our dealership for your required oil change, and we’ll be sure to have you back on Orland Park roads in no time!

Ray Buick, Inc. is Here to Service Your Vehicle!

Now that you have a better idea of how often you should change your oil, you ought to let the experts at Ray Buick, Inc. handle your oil changes. Scheduling a service appointment for your next routine oil change is easy to do from the comfort of your couch. If you have any questions about our available prices or anything else relating to the maintenance services we provide, contact us today!

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