How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Service Technician changing the oil on a vehicle


At the Sunset Kia of Auburn service center, we cannot stress enough the importance of routine vehicle maintenance like oil changes. It’s essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely for as long as possible. Wondering if it’s time for your next oil change? How often should you change your oil? Your owner’s manual will let you know for sure, but most modern vehicles have oil change intervals from 7,500 – 10,000 miles.

If you chose a new Kia or a select pre-owned model from Sunset Kia of Auburn, you don’t need to worry about keeping up with those oil changes, thanks to our exclusive Oil Changes for Life program

Oil Change Frequency Tips

How often should you change your oil? While the 7,500 – 10,000-mile rule of thumb should suffice for a majority of new vehicles, your driving habits around Federal Way and Sumner could affect how often this service is needed. Oil change frequency may increase if the following driving situations apply to you:

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

Oil Change Tips

  • Does your vehicle require synthetic or conventional motor oil? Synthetic oil is the more costly of the two options, but the trade-off is that it lasts longer than conventional oil.
  • Oil will still break down over time, regardless of whether you drive on a consistent basis. Even if the vehicle sits idle for long periods of time, an oil change should still be performed at least twice a year. 
  • Don’t forget to change the oil filter at the same time you are changing the oil.
  • Check your oil level at least once a month. Be sure also to observe any changes in the color or the texture of the oil. 

Contact Sunset Kia of Auburn for More Information

If you have any additional questions about oil changes or routine vehicle maintenance, do not hesitate to contact the team at Sunset Kia of Auburn. We’re here to ensure your vehicle runs at its best for as long as possible. At Sunset Kia of Auburn, it’s easy to keep up with regular oil changes.

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