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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Mazda Oil Change


It’s important to change your vehicle’s oil in order to keep it running smoothly on Miami Beach roads and beyond, but not many drivers know when to change the oil in their vehicle. In the past, experts recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles, but advances in oil and engine technology have extended that interval. Today, most vehicles can go between 7,500 miles and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Either way, it’s a good idea to check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to find more specific instructions about how often you should change your oil.

What’s the Suggested Oil Change Frequency?

In general, 7,000 miles to 10,000 miles is a good range to go by, however, certain vehicles will need their oil changed sooner. If any of these circumstances apply to you, check with the Brickell Mazda service center near Brickell to see how soon you should bring your vehicle in:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Heavy towing

More Oil Change Tips to Keep in Mind

It’s important to ask questions to ensure your vehicle is getting the care it needs to run better for longer. Check out these facts about oil changes and be sure to contact our service center if you have any questions:

  • Even if you don’t drive often, it’s important to get an oil change at least once a year. Oil breaks down if you’re not driving every day.
  • Your oil filter should be replaced whenever you get an oil change. You can visit the parts department at Brickell Mazda for an oil filter if you’re changing the oil filter yourself.
  • Should you use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil is more expensive, but it’s required for some vehicles.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

It’s recommended you have your oil level checked once a month to help catch any leaks in the oil system. After all, your oil is essential to avoiding serious damage to your vehicle. When examining your vehicle’s oil, be sure to check if it’s turning dark brown or black — this means an oil change is necessary. You’ll also want to look for any strange particles in the oil, as this can be a sign of a serious problem. If you notice a problem with your oil, schedule a service appointment with Brickell Mazda today.

Turn to Brickell Mazda for Oil Changes

At Brickell Mazda, we know it’s important to get your vehicle the proper care. That’s why we offer low prices on oil changes as well as service coupons for many of our most popular car repair and maintenance tasks. Get in touch with our team today and keep your vehicle running like new for years to come. We can even help you learn how to clean leather car seats at home, who makes Mazda, or find out how often to rotate your tires! While you’re here, be sure to check out our tips on fixing car dents and scratches.

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