How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Changing car oil

Taking proper care of your vehicle is part of being a responsible car owner. Adhering to your vehicle’s oil change frequency guidelines is one of the most simple yet important things you can do to keep your car on Glenview roads longer and in its best condition. Curious to know how often should you change your oil or bring your vehicle into our Jennings Volkswagen service center for an oil change? Read on below.

Oil Change Frequency

Here at Jennings Volkswagen, we recommend most modern vehicles schedule oil change service every 7,500-10,000 miles. This is the oil change frequency mileage we suggest for those who use their vehicle for regular daily errands and commutes across Chicago. If you use your vehicle for other, more demanding purposes, your oil change frequency should be more often. These use cases include:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Whether you opt to perform your oil changes in your own Northbrook driveway, or you prefer to schedule an appointment so a factory-trained technician here at Jennings Volkswagen can do it, there are a few more things you should know:

  • Driving in extreme weather may warrant higher oil change frequency.
  • Adventurous driving— like winding up and down mountains— is more taxing on your vehicle’s engine and calls for more oil changes if you road trip in such terrain consistently.
  • Even if you don’t drive your car very often, your oil still needs to be changed as it deteriorates over time. If oil has sat stagnant in your Park Ridge garage all winter, it’s oil that needs to be changed.
  • Visually inspect your oil every so often, perhaps when you stop for fuel. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it once, and reinsert it. Pull it out again to check color, viscosity, and overall health. This can help you prevent unexpected engine issues!
  • If you prefer to change your oil yourself, be sure to change your oil filter each time you change your oil.

Schedule Service at Jennings Volkswagen

Now that you can answer “how often should you change your oil,” have you realized you’re due for an oil change? If so, bring your vehicle in to our Jennings Volkswagen service center and we’ll get your oil change performed quickly and correctly. If you prefer the DIY route, be sure to check out our other helpful car care and service tips!

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