When does your car need an oil change?

Most cars need an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. The length between oil changes will depend on the model of the car, your driving habits, and the oil used. Time between changes is just as important as miles driven.

It is always best to refer to your car’s owner’s manual for specific guidelines on when to get an oil change. Following auto manufacturer recommendations will protect your warranty.

Regular oil changes are important to keep your engine running smoothly and to prevent any potential damage. If you notice low oil levels or hear unusual engine noises, it may be time to get an oil change soon.

If a warning light appears on your dashboard, it is another sign that you may need an oil change. It’s important to address these issues promptly to maintain the health of your vehicle. Remember, staying on top of regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your vehicle.

While oil change intervals can vary based on vehicle type, LOF Xpress™ recommends changing your oil every 5,000 if using a full synthetic and every 3,000 miles if using a semi-synthetic motor oil.  LOF Xpress carries a wide variety of oils that meet the manufacturer specifications of all vehicles.

New Car? When will it need it’s first oil change?

If you have recently purchased a new car, you may wonder when it will need its first oil change. New cars vary in recommended miles between oil changes. LOF Xpress Oil Change TM recommends 3,000 miles if using a semi-synthetic or 5,000 miles if using a full-synthetic oil as the optimal interval between oil changes. These intervals help to provide optimal protection and minimize the lifetime cost of maintenance and repairs.

What about a New-to-Me Used Car?

Most dealerships will give the car a fresh oil change when they first receive it. But what if the car sat on the lot for a few months? To be safe, check if the oil needs changed.

To do so, look at the oil’s color and consistency on the dipstick. It should be amber in color. Dark oil is dirty oil. If you’re unsure, bring it by LOF Xpress TM and we can check it out for you.

Please stop into any LOF Xpress Location with any Oil Change questions. We’re here to help, and we look forward to being YOUR no-appointment, stay-in-car, 7-10 minute oil change.