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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Everyone knows how important it is to have your oil changed regularly. But what does “regularly” mean? How often should you change your oil, exactly? The quick lube guys will tell you to have your oil changed no less frequently than once every 3,000 miles. But other experts say that once every 5,000 miles is more than adequate. Whom should you believe? Which is the right oil change frequency for your car? Honda Universe of Lakewood wants to help you keep your car running in top shape, so you don’t end up broken down somewhere in the greater Jackson area. So, let’s look at what the experts say and talk about how often you should change your oil.

What’s the Right Oil Change Frequency for Your Car?

As we stated, different sources have different answers about how often you should change your oil. However, most mechanics agree that once every 5,000 miles is a sufficient oil change frequency for most cars, despite what the guys at the oil and lube shop say. But the final word on the proper oil change frequency for your vehicle is the owner’s manual. For instance, oil manuals for most late model Honda vehicles recommend getting the oil changed once every 7,500 miles. So, check your owner’s manual to determine how often you should change your oil.

Check Your Warranty

If your car is still under warranty, it likely has a predetermined service schedule that includes the oil change frequency. If you deviate from that service schedule, you can void your car’s warranty. So, check your warranty to see how often you should change your oil.

Have Your Car Serviced at Honda Universe by the Oil Change Experts

We’ll take care of your car the way it deserves. And we make it easy for you to have your car serviced by us. You can even schedule service online or check out other service features like how to stop your steering wheel from shaking or how often to change spark plugs, and how to check your transmission fluid. We even have service specials for you to take advantage of. While you’re here, you might as well take a look at our new vehicle specials. We’re conveniently located near Freehold. So drop by or contact us today!

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