In general, drivers should change their oil about once every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. This recommendation reflects the average, suggested interval for relatively new vehicles. It also accounts for standard driving amounts and standard driving conditions. At Zeigler Maserati of Grandville, we want to share two important factors to consider if you don't really drive your auto a lot.

Some Types Of Driving Are Harder On Your Car Than Others

Although you might not use your vehicle often, the type of driving that you typically do could be creating the need for more frequent oil changes. According to auto manufacturers, stop-and-go traffic can be classified as a "severe driving condition". If most of your driving is short-distance, in-city driving, talk to one of our automotive specialists to determine your ideal oil change schedule.

Older Vehicles Need More TLC

Oil changes at every 5,000 to 7,500 miles should work well for your auto if it's relatively new. In all cases, drivers should start by checking the manufacturer's recommendations in their owners' manuals. Older vehicles, however, will likely need to have their oil changed once every 3,000 miles. For fast, reliable, and friendly automotive service, bring your car in to Zeigler Maserati of Grandville today.


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