The frequency of oil changes depends on several factors, including the type of oil used, the make and model of your vehicle, driving conditions, and the age of the engine. As a general guideline, it is recommended to change your oil every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or at least once a year, whichever comes first. However, it is always best to consult your vehicle owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended oil change interval.
If you drive under severe conditions, such as frequent short trips, heavy loads, hot weather, or dusty roads, you may need to change your oil more frequently. Additionally, if you use synthetic oil, it may have a longer recommended interval between oil changes.
Remember, regular oil changes are an important aspect of routine vehicle maintenance and can help to extend the life of your engine.