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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?


The best way to ensure that your Honda car, SUV, or truck runs safely on Lawrence streets is to keep up with all of your scheduled maintenance services. Oil changes are a key part of routine vehicle maintenance and help to boost performance and efficiency while extending the life of your engine. The rule used to be that a car’s oil should be changed every 3,000 miles, but with recent advancements in oil and engine technology, most cars can be driven between 7,500 and 10,000 miles before requiring an oil change. It’s a good idea to check your owner’s manual to find the recommended oil change frequency for your specific Honda model. Learn more about when to schedule an oil change from the service team at Rockingham Honda.

Oil Change Frequency Guide

While getting an oil change every 7,500 to 10,000 miles is a good rule of thumb, the following factors can affect your oil change frequency: 

  • Heavy towing
  • Commercial use
  • Off-road driving
  • Racing

If any of the above apply to you, check in with the service techs at Rockingham Honda to find out how often you should have your oil changed.

Oil Change Tips

Knowing the recommended oil change frequency for your Honda vehicle is an important part of maintaining peak performance levels on Haverhill-area roads. Review these oil change tips from our auto service experts.

  • Plan on getting an oil change at least twice a year, even if you don’t drive your car every day. Engine oil will break down over time, whether your car is regularly driven or not.
  • Make sure that a new oil filter is installed whenever the oil is changed. If you change the oil yourself, you can find the correct oil filter for your Honda model in the Rockingham Honda Parts Center.
  • Check your owner’s manual to find out whether your Honda uses synthetic oil or conventional oil. While synthetic oil often costs more, it is required for some vehicles.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

You should check your oil level at least once a month. This will help you catch any leaks or other problems before they become more serious and costly to correct. When you check your oil level, take note of the oil’s color, and make sure that there are no metal particles in the oil. These are both signs of potentially critical issues, and you should schedule a service appointment with Rockingham Honda as soon as possible.

Get an Expert Oil Change Today at Rockingham Honda 

At Rockingham Honda, we make sure that our oil change prices are always competitive, and we offer rotating Honda service specials and coupons to help make your next oil change even more affordable. Need help resetting the oil light on your Civic? Our certified technicians are happy to help. If you have any questions about your oil change frequency or any of the other maintenance services we provide, please feel free to contact our Service Center.

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