Will Changing Your Oil More Often Help Extend the Life of Your Car?

Sun Devil Auto Expert, published on 02/03/2016

No matter how new or old your automobile is, you’ve more than likely heard that one of the best things you can do to keep your vehicle running for as long as possible is keep up with your oil changes. The biggest problem with this piece of advice is there are differing opinions about how often a car’s oil needs to be changed. So is there any reason for you to believe frequent oil changes will give you more miles out of your car? Sun Devil Auto is here to help.

Look to Your Owner’s Manual

Rather than go by the sticker in the upper corner of your windshield to tell you when you should have your oil changed, check your vehicle’s owner’s manual. If anyone would know best about how frequently to change your oil, it’s the people who originally manufactured your vehicle. That being said, you might have to have your oil changed either more frequently depending on your driving habits and climate. Arizona is in a severe climate due to the excessive heat and dry conditions therefore requiring more frequent oil changes.

Advantages of Frequent Oil Changes

By changing your oil at regular intervals, you help keep harmful particulates from damages to your engine, which can result in costly and significant repairs down the road. Regular oil changes help extend the overall life expectancy of your vehicle.

Disadvantages of Overly Frequent Oil Changes

Other than the possibility of spending more money than you have to, another disadvantage of changing your vehicle’s oil more than necessary is that it can contribute to inadvertently harming the environment. The great thing about new auto oil technology is that it’s made to last longer, allowing you to go more miles between changes. If you simply prefer to change your oil every 3,000 miles or so as recommended by oil change companies, consider taking advantage of specials and discounts.

If you’re unsure of how often you should be changing your oil, contact the experts at Sun Devil Auto.  Our Service Advisors and Technicians are here to take excellent care of you and your vehicle. We save you time and money and offer the same experience that you’d find at dealership, but without the cost. Feel free to schedule an appointment with us today at our nearest location.