How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Regular oil changes ensure your vehicle stays in top shape and safe to drive along the Tacoma roads. Previously, many service experts would recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles, but thanks to incredible advances in oil and engine technology, that interval has been extended. Now, most INFINITI vehicles can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Refer to your owner’s manual for specific details and instructions about how often should you change your oil.

Oil Change Frequency

Keep in mind, the 7,500-10,000-mile oil change frequency interval is just a guideline, and certain vehicles require more frequent oil changes. If any of the circumstances below refer to you, please check with the INFINITI of Tacoma at Fife service center near Puyallup about when to bring in your vehicle:

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

Oil Change Tips

Before making the short drive from Federal Way to Fife, take a look at these oil change facts below. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service center.

  • Even those who don’t do a lot of driving should still have an oil change done at least twice a year. This is because oil breaks down over time, even when the vehicle isn’t used.
  • Don’t forget to change the oil filter. Drivers can visit the parts department if you’re doing a DIY oil change at home.
  • Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for information about using synthetic vs. conventional oil. Synthetic oil often costs more but required in some INFINITI vehicles.

How Often to Inspect the Oil Level?

Oil change frequency is not the only task to know about. It’s best to check your oil level at least once a month to catch any leaks in the oil system. Remember, without oil, your vehicle can get damaged, which can get expensive! Look out for any changes in the oil’s color and the appearance of any metal particles in the oil. These are signs of significant problems. Schedule a service appointment when your oil gets low, or you notice any other issues.

Visit INFINITI of Tacoma at Fife for Your Next Oil Change

At INFINITI of Tacoma at Fife, we offer a rotating selection of oil change and service coupons to help you save on essential maintenance and repair tasks. Contact us if you have any questions about how often to have an INFINITI oil change.

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