- January 31, 2018
- By Park Muffler
- In Blog, Vehicle Maintenance
While almost everyone knows that changing your car’s oil is important, many drivers don’t know how often it should be done. Some go by the “four seasons” rule (change your oil with the change of the seasons), while others change it when they remember.
The best place to start looking for answers is in your car’s owner’s manual. Here the manufacturer will make a recommendation on not only how often to change your oil, but also what type of oil to use in your engine to make your car run at peak performance. Typically this number falls between 5,000 – 7,000km, though it can vary.
Of course, not every car has the same demands when it comes to oil. Furthermore, your commute and driving habits can also impact how long you can go between oil changes. Here are a few other factors to consider:
After considering these factors along with the owner’s manual recommendations, you should have a good idea of how often to get your oil changes. If you’re still unsure, check your windshield! Chances are there’s a sticker there from your last oil change, recommending the odometer reading and/or date for your next oil change. If you’re still unsure, get your oil checked. A professional can let you know if it’s time for an oil change. If you find yourself well overdue for an oil change, get in touch with Park Muffler today!