WHEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY VEHICLE’S OIL?
One of the most common questions we get from vehicle-owners is regarding the frequency of oil change. Traditionally, 3-4 months was an ideal time. However, in today's vehicles, oil changes at this frequency are not necessary. Modern engine oils have superior lubricating technologies that don't require changes at this frequency.
For specific details regarding the frequency of oil change, you should go back to your manufacturer manuals. Every manufacturer has different requirements regarding oil change for their engines, and it is beneficial to meet them. Moreover, when it comes to an oil change, there is some wiggle room. It is not necessary that when your dashboard says there is zero km left before your oil change, you need to turn around from your intended direction and head to an auto repair shop. Generally, you can exceed the mile marker by a few hundred km. It is when you push the limit beyond thousands that you risk engine damage.
Most manufacturers will suggest 6-12 months between oil changes, regardless of how often you drive your vehicle. If you'd like to get a better idea, we invite you to schedule an inspection at our auto repair shop to change your oil in New Westminster.