How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Whether you’re behind the wheel of a new, used, or certified pre-owned vehicle from Auffenberg Kia changing your oil is crucial to keep your vehicle running at its best. So, you may be wondering to yourself: “How often should you change your oil?” Many mechanics and vehicle professionals often recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles. But this was in the past.

Advances in oil and engine technology have extended that interval to allow vehicles to go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. No matter what the experts say, the ultimate expert is your driver’s manual which you should refer to double check when you should correctly change your oil.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

While most Mascoutah and Smithton drivers can use the regular 7,000-10,000 miles suggest range in which to change their oil, those who may use their vehicle for work purposes or heavy duty projects will have a sooner oil change frequency. If any of these circumstances apply to you, check with Auffenberg Kia near Mascoutah to see how soon you should bring your vehicle in:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Heavy towing
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More Oil Change Tips

It’s not only important to know the mileage of how often you should bring in your vehicle for an oil change but also familiarize yourself with additional components that will help you get the most out of your oil and your next oil change visit.

  • Even if you don’t drive your car much, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
  • Whenever you get your oil changed, they should replace the oil filter as well. You can always stop by the parts department at Auffenberg Kia for an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change. Pick up a new cabin air filter at the same time!
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual. A synthetic oil change can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Make sure to make a habit of checking your oil every so often to ensure that there are no leaks in the oil system. This can be just as important as making sure your fuel tank is properly filled because, without oil, your vehicle can become seriously damaged and won’t function. You can do this right at home by checking your oil’s color and looking for any metal particles in the oil which can lead to much more serious problems.

Turn to Auffenberg Kia for Oil Changes

When it’s time to bring your car in for an oil change you can always rely on the service department at Auffenberg Kia to get the job done right and get you back on the road in no time. And, we’re proud to offer service specials to help you save even more on your next oil change. Contact us to schedule an appointment near New Baden today!

Service Specials at Auffenberg Kia

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10% Off

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Any qualified parts or service purchase at our facility. See Service Advisor for details.

Disclaimer: Most vehicles. May not be combined with any other offers or specials. Must present coupon when order is written. Plus tax & Supplies. Valid only at this dealership.

EXPIRES: 03/31/2021
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  • Oil and Filter Change
  • 4 Tire Rotation
  • Battery Health & Performance Test
  • Wiper Blade Performance Check
  • 4 Wheel Brake Inspection
  • 33pt. Vehicle Inspection

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Front or Rear Brake Pad Replacement
Front of Rear Brake Pad Replacement $100 OFF

Front or Rear Brake Pad Replacement
$100 OFF
Was $259 Now $159
Includes rear or front pad replacement and brake rotor surfacing.

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Fluid Maintenance Service
Fluid Maintenance Service $20 OFF

Fluid Maintenance Service
$20 OFF
Includes: Fuel/Air Induction, Transmission Exchange, Coolant Exchange, Power Steering Exchange, Brake Fluid & Driveline Service.

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EXPIRES: 03/31/2021

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