How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Service Technician changing the oil on a vehicle

Keeping your vehicle in good condition starts with routine maintenance. One of the most important routine services is an oil change. Oil changes are essential to the health of your car, and engine technologies have evolved to help drivers get more out of oil changes. For most new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles, the recommended oil change interval is 7,500 to 10,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual to find out when your car is due for an oil change, or speak to one of the technicians at our service center

Recommended Oil Change Frequency 

What’s the recommended oil change frequency? Again, most new cars require oil changes every 7,500 miles to 10,000 miles, but that figure can vary, depending on how you use your vehicle. You’ll need to adjust your oil change interval accordingly if you use your vehicle for any of the following activities: 

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

Oil Change Frequency Information

When it comes time to schedule an oil change — or any service — we believe in being prepared. Here are a few important pieces of information to keep in mind about oil changes, and why they’re necessary: 

  • Even if you don’t drive often, your car still needs regular oil changes. Oil breaks down over time, even if a vehicle isn’t driven everyday. 
  • Most new vehicles require synthetic oil or a synthetic blend over conventional oil. Still, check your owner’s manual to make sure you’re using the right oil grade. 
  • Get your car’s oil filter changed along with the oil itself. The parts center at Whitten Brothers of Ashland has the Mopar® parts you need to keep your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM running at its best. 

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

To prevent issues, check your car’s oil level at least once a month. Examine the color and texture of the oil. If it’s dark or sludgy, you’ll want to schedule a service appointment at our Ashland service center. 

Get an Oil Change at Whitten Brothers of Ashland Today! 

If your vehicle is need of an oil change, use our service scheduler to book an appointment or call us at 866-245-9622 today! Before you schedule, browse our Mopar® coupons for possible savings on your next service. In the meantime, you can also browse our service & parts tips hub to learn more about routine auto care. 


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