One thing that hasn't changed is that motor oil is still the lifeblood of the engine. It provides the lubrication necessary for all the parts to operate continuously and efficiently. Fortunately, oil has also benefited from improvements and that includes the introduction and now widespread use of synthetic oil. Synthetic oils do not break down the way that traditional motor oil does and they can withstand the high engine operating temperatures much better.
So how often should you have your oil changed? The answer is that it depends. If your car still relies on traditional motor oil, then the recommendation is every 4,000 to 5,000 miles. With synthetic oils, the rule of thumb is every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Depending on the number of miles driven, time wise should be around 6 months.
Stop by our shop and we'll be glad to check it out for you. After all, it's all about keeping you on the road.