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How often should I change my oil?

Lone Star Mitsubishi is proud of our state-of-the-art service department in San Antonio. From oil changes to major repairs, we offer excellent service for your vehicle. We employ certified technicians that enjoy assisting you with your automotive needs. One of the most important needs that your vehicle will have over its lifetime is the need for routine oil changes.

Most drivers have heard at some point in their lives that they should change their car’s oil every three months or every 3,000 miles. At one time, this was sound, standard advice. Now, many cars can go 5,000, 7,500, or even 10,000 miles between oil changes. Major strides in engine design and manufacturing, along with better quality oils, has led to the convenience of needing fewer oil changes. So, how often should you have your oil changed?

A driver with typical driving habits will probably only need to change their oil every 7,500 miles, provided that their car was manufactured after 2008. On the other hand, drivers who do frequent off-roading, drive in stop and go traffic, encounter dusty roads often, or tow heavy loads probably should have their oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Also, those who drive older vehicles should probably stick with the old advice.

What if I change my oil too often?

There’s really no such thing as changing your oil too often. In fact, frequent oil changes give the service technicians at Lone Star Mitsubishi a chance to give your engine a check-up and ensure everything is in great working order. Of course, we don’t want you to spend more money than you have to!

The best advice is to consult your owner’s manual, along with the service experts at Lone Star Mitsubishi, to find out how often you should have your oil replaced. Your Mitsubishi can't last forever without proper maintenance. Work with our knowledgeable staff to ensure that your car keeps running smoothly for years to come. Schedule service today by calling 210-821-1600.