14According to owner, Gregg of Gregg Smith Automotive in Belleview, FL you can find the manufacturer’s suggested time to change your vehicle’s oil by looking in your owner’s manual. It is typically recommended to change the oil in your vehicle every 3,000 miles/4 months with regular oil and every 6,000 miles/6 months if you are using synthetic oil. If you drive your vehicle more often, causing more wear and tear, then you may need to change your oil sooner. On the opposite side of the coin, if you drive your vehicle less often then you can possibly stretch out the time between your oil changes.

The best bet is to talk to your local trusted Napa Autocare Center and ask what is recommended for your vehicle based on the make and model, as well as how often you drive and the type of driving you do.

The biggest reason that you don’t want to put off getting your oil changed is that you can overheat the engine.

One other reason to have your oil changed at regular intervals is that the vehicle will be looked over for regular maintenance items that may be due. The mechanic will check to see if there are any issues with the vehicle, will check your fluid levels to make sure those aren’t low, as well as check your tire pressure and the tires to see if they need to be rotated.