How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Baton Rouge drivers who are caring for their vehicles often ask this question, knowing that oil changes are vital for vehicle maintenance. And for good reason — the old standards have changed and now oil changes take place every 7,000-10,000 miles. This figure can vary by make and model, so Acura of Baton Rouge answers the question, “How often should you change your oil?”, and other common inquiries about oil change frequency below.


Oil Change Frequency: Factors to Consider 

As many East Baton Rouge and Ascension drivers know, the old guidelines for oil change frequency used to recommend changing it every 3,000 miles. But modern engine design innovations and new kinds of synthetic oil have decreased oil change frequency over the years. 

Factors that affect your oil change frequency include more stringent uses of your vehicle, like commercial use and: 

  • Going off-road
  • Towing heavy objects frequently 
  • Racing vehicles 

It’s always best to check an owner’s manual so you can schedule service at the right time! 

How to Check Your Oil

Checking your oil is a simple way that Livingston drivers can be aware of their vehicle’s status at home. You’ll want to check your oil for: 

  • Leaks: If you notice a leak, catching it early can prevent a lot of further complications. 
  • Quality: Dirty oil filled with debris can cause damage to your vehicle. 
  • Quantity: You don’t want to be running low on engine oil. 
  • Other Fluids: Checking transmission fluid quantity and quality is also an important regular step. 

If you notice any issues when you’re checking your oil, contact a local service center

How Often Should You Change Your Oil?: Other Tips and Facts 

As stated above, most owner’s manuals will recommend an oil change in the 7,000-10,000 mile range. But drivers should still prioritize oil changes twice a year. Here are more important facts about oil changes: 

  • Oil Filters: A service center can change your oil and a parts department will perform the equally important task of changing out your oil filter. 
  • Type of Oil: It’s always best to use the recommended oil type for your vehicle. A good service center will know what the best oil is for your vehicle. 

Get Vehicle Service at Acura of Baton Rouge

At Acura of Baton Rouge, we’re dedicated to providing Baton Rouge drivers with holistic car care. That’s why you can find oil changes and other essential services for your AWD Acura among our service specials. Please contact us today with any questions about battery replacement and other vehicle maintenance issues!


Acura Service Coupons

Buy A Set of Any 4 Tires, and an Alignment, Get Free Tire Rotations for the Life of the Tires Purchased

Recommended tire rotations to be performed with each oil change. Mileage may vary by model.

Present the coupon during your service write-up to enjoy the discount, which is applicable to the regular posted price. This offer is exclusively for Acura vehicles and cannot be combined with any other coupons or special offers.

Buy More Save More!

$25.00 off repairs  $150.00-$249.99

$50.00 off repairs $250.00-$499.99

$75.00 off repairs  $500.00-749.99

$100.00 off repairs  $750.00 and above

Present the coupon during your service write-up to enjoy the discount, which is applicable to the regular posted price. This offer is exclusively for Acura vehicles and cannot be combined with any other coupons or special offers.

Senior Citizen Discount 10% off Services

Max discount  $300.00

Coupon must be presented at write-up Age: 62

Present the coupon during your service write-up to enjoy the discount, which is applicable to the regular posted price. This offer is exclusively for Acura vehicles and cannot be combined with any other coupons or special offers.

Military Discount 10% off Services

Max discount   $300.00

Coupon must be presented at write-up.

Present the coupon during your service write-up to enjoy the discount, which is applicable to the regular posted price. This offer is exclusively for Acura vehicles and cannot be combined with any other coupons or special offers.

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