HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY VEHICLES OIL?

Oil serves a very important function in your car’s engine and keeps it running smoothly. To make sure your engine stays running smoothly for a long time it is crucial that you keep up with your regular oil changes.

There are many factors that determine how often you need to change the oil in your Honda, and if you have any model-specific questions, you can always look in your vehicles owner’s manual to find the recommended oil change interval. Here is an overview of the factors that determine how often you need to change your vehicles oil.

MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDATION

The simplest way to make sure you’re keeping up with your vehicles oil changes, is to check and see how often Honda recommends you change your oil. Or, you can simply ask one of the factory trained technicians at Orangeville Honda who will be happy to let you know when you should change your car’s oil.

TYPICAL DRIVING CONDITIONS AND HABITS

Depending on how often and in what conditions you usually drive, you may need to change your vehicles oil more or less frequently. Generally speaking, the more stress your engine undergoes, the more frequently you’ll need to change your oil. Here’s a list of some conditions that affect how often you should change your oil.

  • How far you travel during your most frequent trips, especially in cold weather
  • How often you drive in cities with heavy traffic
  • If you drive in dirty, dusty, bumpy conditions or on gravel roads
  • Sustained, high speed driving in hot weather
  • If you regularly tow trailers
  • If your engine is diesel or turbo charged
  • The quality of engine oil you use

TRUST YOUR AUTHORIZED HONDA DEALERSHIP

At Orangeville Honda, our service technicians have done quite a few oil changes. We are well versed in keeping our customers Honda’s on the road in top performing condition. If you ever have any question about when your Honda needs its next oil change, let us know.