How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Adding oil to engine
Your new Ford needs to be just as healthy as you are because your health could depend on its health! Regular oil changes are essential to the wellbeing of your vehicle. If you ever asked, “How often should you change your oil?” keep reading. Over the past decade, continual improvements in oil and engine technology have helped Latham drivers go much further on one oil change. Now, most new vehicles have an oil change frequency of about 7,500 to 10,000 miles! Check your owner’s manual for specifics of your vehicle, and if you do have questions, contact us at Ford of Latham.


Recommendations Oil Change Interval

Are you still wondering how often you should change your oil? Some vehicles have a higher oil change frequency than others. As a general rule though, oil change frequency should occur every 7,000 to 10,000 miles, but you might need to change it more frequently if you do any of the following activities around Albany:

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

Oil Change Frequency Tips

The Certified Ford technicians in our service center have some additional oil change frequency tips to keep you and your vehicle safe while driving on Schenectady roads.

  • Always change your oil filter when you get your oil changed. Our parts center can help you find the right oil filter for your make and model.
  • Review your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle needs conventional or synthetic oil. Synthetic oil does cost more, but it also lasts longer than conventional oil.
  • Even if your car isn’t driven regularly, the oil will still break down. The recommended oil change interval is still twice a year, even if you don’t drive your vehicle often.

Checking Your Oil Level

The service team at Ford of Latham  recommends that you check your oil level once a month to avoid any potential trouble. Watch for things like a change in the color of your engine oil, and low oil levels. Make a service appointment to ensure you are staying on top of your recommended maintenance schedule which prevents minor issues from becoming serious problems.


Experience the Ford of Latham Difference

Now that you know the recommended oil change interval, let the auto pros at Ford of Latham, near Clifton ParkF service your vehicle. Find out first-hand what a difference our expert technicians can have in keeping your new Ford running smoothly. Contact us today!

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