How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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It’s important to change the oil often in your car. Why? It’s critical to the engine and mechanical components in your car. That’s why experts used to recommend changing your oil every 3,000 miles. Today, many vehicles can go from between 7,500-10,000 miles between an oil change. If in doubt, consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual or contact us here at the Bob Ross Buick GMC service center, where we’re well-equipped to handle most any Buick, GMC oil change!

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

If you do any of the following activities frequently in Kettering or Springboro, you’ll probably want to get your oil changed more often than every 7,500 to 10,000 miles:

  • Commercial use
  • Off-roading
  • Heavy towing
  • Racing

What Happens if You Ignore Oil Change Frequency Recommendations?

If you ignore oil change frequency guidelines and tips, you could stand a chance to ruin your vehicle’s engine over time. Why? All gasoline car engines depend on clean, fresh oil to cycle through them in order to provide the proper lubrication for combustion to take place. Oil acts to prevent overheating and keep moving parts moving seamlessly. If you don’t get your oil changed enough, it can get dirty, debris-besotted, or sludgy. Eventually, not getting your oil changed for a prolonged period of time can create red flags like:

  • Check engine and/or oil change lights are illuminated
  • Dark and dirty oil
  • Engine overheating
  • Knocking sound coming from the engine
  • Smoke emitting from the exhaust pipe

More Oil Change Tips

Check out these oil change tips for more advice on oil change frequency before making your way to our service center in Centerville. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact our service center by phone!

  • Get the oil filter changed out on your car when you have the oil changed. You can rely on our parts department for help with that!
  • Not a frequent driver? Even if you don’t get a chance to frequent Bellbrook streets, you should get your oil changed at least twice a year.
  • If torn between conventional vs. synthetic oil, check your owner’s manual. Some vehicles require synthetic oil. For others, full synthetic oil or a synthetic blend of oil can still be beneficial.

How Often Should I Check My Car’s Oil Level?

Frequently checking your car’s oil level is equally as important as getting your oil changed often. But exactly how often should you check your car’s oil level? Once a month should suffice to help you detect any leaks or other issues with the oil system. When checking oil level, it’s also a good idea to look at any changes to your oil’s color, plus the presence of any metal particles in the oil. If either of these issues crops up, you should not delay in scheduling a service appointment as these could be harbingers of bad things to come with your vehicle, mechanically speaking.

Turn to Bob Ross Buick GMC for Oil Changes

We offer low prices on oil changes as well as service coupons for many of our most popular maintenance and repair tasks. Contact us with any questions today about changing your oil or the tire pressure monitoring system today!

Service Specials at Bob Ross Buick GMC

Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection


Includes inspect fluid levels; check steering, suspension, wiper blades, exhaust, undercarriage, belts and hoses. Plus tax, if applicable. Coupon valid at vehicle check-in.

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FREE Alignment Check


With Every service visit receive a free alignment check. Prices do not included shop supplies or tax. Some restrictions may apply. Offers cannot be combined. Not valid on previous sale. See service advisor for details.

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Complimentary Shuttle Service.

Available when your having your vehicle serviced. See service advisor for details. Available only locally. Shuttle service hours 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM.

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