How Often Should You Change Your Oil? | Acura of Jackson

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

3 Fluids up to $30 off

*Coolant Flush $149.99
*Power Brake Flush $139.99
*Transmission Fluid Change $89.99

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.
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Road Trip $79.99+ Tax & Shop Fees
  • Oil Change
  • Tire Rotation
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828 Adcock St Ridgeland, MS


Phone: (877) 737-4808

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828 Adcock St Ridgeland, MS
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