Have you ever wondered how long you can go without changing your car oil? I know I have! It’s a question that a lot of people seem to ask, but not many of us have an answer for. So, I decided to do some digging to see just how long we can push our luck with this important automotive fluid. Here’s what I found out.
As a general rule of thumb, you should change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles or so. However, this number can vary depending on a few different factors, such as the type of oil you’re using, the age and make of your vehicle, and how often you drive. If you’re someone who only drives a few hundred miles each month, then you could probably get away with changing your oil every 6 months or so. But if you’re putting a lot of miles on your car each week, then it’s probably best to stick to the 5,000-mile interval.
Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. If you frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic or very hot or cold weather conditions, then you might need to change your oil more often. Consult your car’s owner’s manual for specific recommendations.
So there you have it! Now you know how often to change your car’s oil. Just remember, this is only a general guideline – talk to HEART Auto care experts if you have any questions or concerns about your particular vehicle.