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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Pittsford and Webster drivers want to know how to maintain their vehicles with routine maintenance, and we can’t blame them. If you’re among the many people asking “What’s my car’s recommended oil change frequency?”, we can help. For the vast majority of modern vehicles, you shouldn’t wait for more than 7,500, or in some cases, 10,000 miles. Still, we always recommend deferring to your owner’s manual for exact specifications. Still have questions? Just contact our service team directly!

Recommended Oil Change Frequency by Activity

7,500-10,000 miles is the recommended oil change frequency for most Fairport drivers and most types of driving. If you drive an older vehicle, however, you may want to change your oil every 3,500 or 5,000 miles. If your drives around Victor include any of the following activities, you’ll also want to consult our service team to see if your vehicle needs more regular oil changes:

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

Oil Change Frequency Information

Looking for more information about recommended oil change frequency guidelines? Here are some additional tips to keep in mind:

  • Refer to your Honda owner’s manual to see if you should use synthetic or conventional oil on your car. Synthetic oil costs more but lasts longer. It’s also required by some vehicles.
  • Oil eventually breaks down, even when the car isn’t driven on a consistent basis. If you don’t drive often, you should still change your oil at least twice per year.
  • Be sure you change your oil filter whenever you change your oil. Our parts center can help you find the correct oil filter for the job.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

It’s important to not only routinely change your oil, but also to regularly check your oil level. Doing so can be an easy preventative measure to, for instance, catch oil leaks and stop them in their tracks. So, how often should you check your oil level in Rochester? Roughly once a month should do!

Ide Honda is Here for All Your Service & Maintenance Needs

Whether you’re looking for all the best tips and tricks about car maintenance in Rochester or you want to be kept abreast of any Honda recalls you should know about, Ide Honda can help with all of your car service and maintenance needs!

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