The oil you put in your vehicle is vital to its longevity. Changing your oil regularly allows your engine to run smoothly and efficiently. But often, we’re asked, “how often it should be changed” and “how to best check the levels.” Today, we’re going to answer these questions. So, keep reading to find out more.

How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

This is perhaps the most common question we’re asked, and the answer varies. If you have an older model vehicle that’s ten years old, then every 3,000 to 5,000 miles is recommended. However, if you have a newer model, you’ll be safe changing your oil every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Changing your oil regularly is important as not doing so can lead to it thickening and engine trouble.

How Best to Check Oil Levels?

Checking your oil level is a simple process. Though there are some rules to follow to get the most accurate reading. To get an accurate reading, it’s important to check when the engine is cool. If you’ve recently turned off the car, it’s best to wait two hours. Though if the engine is warm, waiting about 15-30 minutes is sufficient.

Signs You Should Change Your Oil

Every 5,000 miles or so is the general rule on when you should replace your oil. But there are some signs to look out for that indicate it should be changed sooner. For example, if your “oil light” comes on, it’s a good idea to get an oil change. And if you detect a leak or have low engine oil pressure, this is also a series sign. So, if either of these things occurs, visit our service center immediately.

Schedule a Service Appointment

The oil in your vehicle plays an important role, and now you see why and how often it should be changed. The next time you need your oil replaced, the Toyota of Fayetteville service center is the best place to be.

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