How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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The overall health of your vehicle is dependent on you sticking to the maintenance schedule outlined in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. There are potentially dire consequences to delaying or skipping maintenance appointments scheduled for your car, including possible long-term damage to your vehicle’s engine. Knowing this, you are most likely wondering, “How often should I change my oil?” Read ahead to find out more about oil change frequency, and then contact the service department at Alfa Romeo of Glendale to schedule an appointment for your next oil change.

Recommended Oil Change Frequency

How often should I change my car’s oil? Of course, some vehicles have shorter intervals between oil changes and vice versa. However, the general rule of thumb is every 7,000 to 10,000 miles. If your treks from Los Angeles to Pasadena include any of the following types of driving, you will need to adjust your oil change frequency accordingly:

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

Oil Change Frequency Tips

If you would like additional information regarding your routine oil changes and their frequency, read ahead. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the service team at Alfa Romeo of Glendale for all of your auto care inquiries. 

  • Look in your owner’s manual to find out if your car takes regular or synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is pricier, but it lasts longer.
  • Regardless of how often you drive, it is essential to change your oil twice a year to avoid oil breaking down over time.
  • Make sure that your car’s oil filter is changed every time you have the oil changed.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Levels?

Check your oil levels at least once a month when driving around Burbank to avoid potential problems with your engine. Changes in oil levels, texture, color, and smell are indicators of a severe issue with your automobile. If you notice any red flags between scheduled oil changes, contact the Alfa Romeo of Glendale service center for an appointment.

Alfa Romeo of Glendale Technicians are at Your Service

Contact us with any questions you may have about your car’s recommended oil change frequency. Give us a call to schedule your next maintenance appointment. Also, be sure to check out our selection of premium tires and car accessories when you come to the dealership. 

We look forward to helping you with all of your vehicle maintenance needs today!

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