How Often Should I Change My Oil?
Here at Ira Lexus of Manchester, we get all different types of questions. However, one of the most common that we see is: How often should I change my oil? And this makes sense, because changing your oil is an extremely important matter! So, if you have any further questions, please reach out to us immediately.
And, don’t forget… When you’re finished reading, if you learn that you need an OIL CHANGE, we’re the experts! Our technicians have years of experience changing motor oil for vehicles just like yours.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO CHANGE MY ENGINE OIL?
Here are a few simple steps that you can take, in order, to figure out the answer. Check them out here!
1. Look for the oil change light: You’ll find this icon on your dashboard, and it’s a pretty reliable indicator that it’s time to bring your Lexus into the service center. Schedule an appointment!
2. Examine the oil dipstick: But this step requires a bit more work. Pop the hood, locate your dipstick, remove it, and check the levels. If it’s below the indicated line, we can help you.
3. Consistency, Noise, and Smell: Finally, there are three important additional factors: oil consistency, engine noise, and burning smell. If you look at the dipstick, and the oil is either gritty or black, then it’s time for a change; if your engine is making unusual screeching or grinding sounds while you’re driving, then it’s time for a change; and if you smell the nasty smell of burning oil while you’re on the road, then it’s time for a change. Give us a call!
Of course, if you can’t remember the last time that you took your vehicle into the shop, then that’s probably a sign in and of itself. It’s important to have a professional look at your car every so often.
STANDARD MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES: LEXUS CARS, CROSSOVERS, AND SUVS
And, just because you don’t notice any of the warning signs above doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t heed your vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule. For most new Lexus models (with conventional motor oil and standard operating conditions), you ought to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles; however, with some synthetic oils, you can go as long as 10,000 miles/12 months (whichever is first).
SCHEDULE YOUR SERVICE APPOINTMENT TODAY AT IRA LEXUS OF MANCHESTER
Here’s the bottom line—our Lexus technicians are some of the very best in the business. Regardless of whether they’re doing oil changes, tire rotations, engine replacements, transmission repairs, or really anything else, they’ve got you covered. So, if you live in Massachusetts, SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT NOW.
Our customers from the Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack areas have three options: set one up on our website using this simple form, get in touch with us on our website, or come to our dealership.
Either way, we’re here to serve you—whether that’s through an oil change, or any other kind of service.