It’s important to keep your car running smoothly; regularly changing your oil is part of this process. However, some Medford drivers are unsure when it’s time for an oil change. If you’re unsure when to change your oil, here are a few signs to watch out for.
You’ve Driven 3,000 Miles
Whether you drive frequently or rarely, it’s important to know how long your car can go before heading to the shop for an oil change. Most automobile shops suggest getting an oil change every 3,000 miles driven. However, some newer vehicles may be able to tolerate 5,000 miles before it’s time to change the oil.
You Use a Specific Oil
Using a certain type of oil for your car (for example, synthetic oil) may require a certain amount of mileage and time before changing it. Check with the auto shop employees and follow their recommendations.
Physically Check the Oil
Car oil that is still adequate will rub between your fingers without leaving much of a stain. It’s time to change the oil if it leaves a smudge behind as you touch it or is becoming thicker. Contacting a professional to change the oil as soon as possible is necessary when it gets to this state.
Have Ken Scales Automotive Change Your Oil
If you live in or near Medford, OR, and believe you need an oil change, our team at Ken Scales Automotive can help. We can not only change your oil but also provide professional advice on how often to change your oil. We can also examine other areas of your vehicle and determine if anything needs improvement. For more information, contact us today to schedule an appointment.