When's a Good Time for an Oil Change?

Years ago, most vehicles needed to have an oil change about every 3,000 miles. This is no longer the case today, but a number of drivers still use this principle as a way to care for their cars.

Typically, modern cars can go about 7,500 miles before an oil change is necessary. There are even some cars that can go every 10,000 miles without having to get an oil change. These days, it's best to change the oil less often, since the chemistry of oil has changed and most cars run better on synthetic oil. The way that engines are manufactured has also improved, which is why it's no longer necessary to change the oil every 3,000 miles.

Getting your oil changed too often is bad for the environment, and it can also be costly. Frequent oil changes also don't help your car to function better, so it's best to have this service done as needed. If you're not sure whether your vehicle needs an oil change, check the owner's manual and pay attention to maintenance lights on your dashboard.

You can also take your vehicle to Kia of Downtown Los Angeles to have it inspected so that it will keep running at its best! Stop in and meet with our team at 1945 S Figueroa Street today!

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