How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Adding oil to engine

Your vehicle’s longevity around Chicago depends on how well you take care of it. One of the most important elements is oil change frequency. In fact, one of the most common questions we receive at Advantage Toyota of River Oaks is: How often should you change your oil?

In the last decade, the latest advances in oil and engine technologies have allowed Calumet City customers to go much longer in oil change frequency. Most new Toyota models have to get their oil changed between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. Learn more below and don’t hesitate to call us at 708-862-0700.

Recommended Oil Change Frequency 

So, how often should you change your oil? Some vehicles will have a higher oil change frequency than others, yet the general rule of thumb is between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. For those Dolton area drivers who engage in any of the following, adjust your oil change frequencies accordingly: 

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

Oil Change Frequency Information

Now that know how often should you change your oil, here are some additional oil change tips from our service center experts:

  • Review your owner’s manual to see if your Toyota vehicle needs conventional or regular oil. Synthetic oil may cost more, but it lasts longer. 
  • All oil will eventually break down, even if your car isn’t driven consistently. For those Chicago drivers who don’t drive too often, change your oil at least twice per year.
  • Make sure to change your oil filter at the same time you get an oil change. Our parts center can help locate the right filter for your Toyota model.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

Remember to check your oil at least once a month to avoid potential problems on your day-to-day drives. Important indicators, including changes in your oil’s color and texture, are warning signs of serious problems. If it seems you need more extensive service, schedule an appointment with Advantage Toyota of River Oaks ASAP.

Advantage Toyota of River Oaks is Always at Your Service

Keep an eye on your vehicle’s oil change frequency and remember you can turn to Advantage Toyota of River Oaks for all your maintenance needs. Check out our service specials and see how much you can save on your next visit. 

Whether it’s battery replacement or tire rotations, we’re here to keep your Toyota vehicle at peak performance around South Holland. Keep your car running for years to come with our Toyota service center in Calumet City!

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