How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Oil Change

Every Madison and Jackson driver wants their new, used, or certified pre-owned model running at its best, and one of the best ways to do so is to stay on top of your regular oil changes. But you may be wondering: “How often should you change your oil?” In the past, it was recommended to have an oil change every 3,000 miles, but newer models with advanced technology and performance features can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Acura of Jackson offers even more information on oil change frequency so you can stay on top of your automotive needs.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

If you stay within the suggested 7,500-10,000 mile range when changing your oil, that should be fine if you are using your vehicle for regular commutes around town. However, drivers that use their sedan or SUV more frequently for extended work or travel, you may have to bring it in earlier. These are some additional ways you may use your vehicle which will require you to bring it in for an oil change earlier than expected:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Knowing how often to change your oil isn’t the only thing you should know about this essential service, as you’ll want to be fully aware about the type of oil your vehicle needs and what else is needed during the oil change process. Keep the following information in mind next time you schedule your next oil change:

  • Even if you don’t drive your car much, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
  • Whenever you get your oil changed, they should replace the oil filter as well. You can always stop by your local dealership for an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change.
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual! Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Oil?

Just like rotating your tires or failing to stay up to date on other essential services, if you don’t change your oil you’ll continue to have oil discoloration or metal particles present in your oil which will further dampen the function of your vehicle and oil tank. This can also lead to leaks in your oil system which can cause even more serious and expensive repairs if left unchecked.

Save On Your Next Oil Change at Acura of Jackson

Now that you know how often you should change your oil and what happens if you don’t get an oil change, you can check our more service information at Acura of Jackson. You can even find more features like the difference between CVT and automatic transmissions. And, next time you need an oil change or any other service, take advantage of our service specials to save on the essential service and maintenance you need to get back on the road. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our dealership near Brandon!

Service Specials at Acura of Jackson

Battery Replacement starting at $ 124.95

Replace your vehicle’s battery with a genuine Honda battery with 100-month warranty


  • Prices on battery vary based on Model and Year. Call the Service Department for details.
Front or Rear Brake Pad & Rotor Resurface SAVE $50.00

Replace front or rear brake pads. Resurface front or rear rotors. Inspect calipers to ensure proper brake operation.


Timing Belt Special save $100.00 OFF !!!!!!!!!

Replace timing belt, water pump, coolant and accessory drive belt.


  • Please present coupon at time of service write-up.
10% Off Your Next Service

*Can't be combined with other coupons/discounts.

Transmission Service $249.99+ Tax & Shop Fees
Road Trip $79.99+ Tax & Shop Fees

Includes full synthetic oil change up to 6 qts

Tire Rotation

Multi-point inspection

Battery test

carwash and vacuum

must present coupon at time of service write up.

Genuine OEM Accessories

Save 15%
off our already low regular price

See your Service Advisor for details.

Mix and Match Special Up To $60.00 OFF !!!!!

*Choose from:

Transmission Fluid

Cooling Fluid

Power Steering Fluid

Brake Fluid

Differential Fluid

Fuel Injection


Choose 1 receive $10.00 OFF

Choose 2 receive $30.00 OFF

Choose 3 receive $60.00 OFF


Please present coupon at time of service write up.


Plus tax & shop fees. Must present coupon at time of write-up. Acura/Honda vehicles only. Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons or discount specials. No cash value.
See your Service Advisor for details.

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