How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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How often should you change your oil? It’s a common question for most Bedford vehicle owners. The correct oil change frequency varies depending on your vehicle’s make, model, age and how you drive. For newer cars, most manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 5,000-7,500 miles or 6-12 months. 



However, traditional standards suggest getting an oil change every 3,000 miles or 3-6 months. So, which is right? The service department at North Coast Mitsubishi Bedford wants to help you follow the right Mitsubishi oil change schedule. So, we’ll talk about that in detail and talk specifically about the proper Mitsubishi oil change interval.

How Often Should You Change Your Oil For Best Performance?

Cleveland drivers will want to check their owner’s manual for the correct oil change frequency for your specific vehicle. Most models recommend getting an oil change every 5,000 miles or 6 months. More frequent changes may be needed for harsh driving, climate or road conditions per the manual.

Key Factors That Impact Oil Change Frequency

  • Vehicle Type – Standard gasoline vehicles need oil changes more often than hybrid or electric vehicles. Electric vehicles don’t require oil changes at all since they don’t have gas engines.
  • Vehicle Age – Older cars tend to burn through oil faster, so they require more frequent oil changes than newer models which are more efficient.
  • Mileage – The more you drive, the quicker you’ll need an oil change. Use your odometer to track when you’re nearing the recommended interval.
  • Climate and Road Conditions – Extreme hot or cold weather, stop-and-go traffic, dirt roads etc can cause oil to break down faster.
  • Driving Habits – Aggressive acceleration and braking wears on oil. Moderate driving extends the life of your oil.
  • Oil Type – Conventional oil needs changing more often than synthetic blends which provide longer protection.

Signs You May Need an Oil Change:

  • Unusual engine noises
  • Leaking oil
  • Burning smell
  • Low oil pressure warning
  • Dirty dipstick
  • Reduced fuel efficiency

The Correct Mitsubishi Outlander Oil Change Interval

We strongly recommend that all Northfield drivers who own a car that is still under warranty to abide by the oil change frequency specified under the terms of the warranty. There are two Mitsubishi oil change schedules, depending on whether you drive under severe conditions. Otherwise, you can also follow the dashboard indicator which will alert you when it’s time for an oil change. Here are the schedules:

Mitsubishi Outlander Oil Change Interval

  • Schedule 1 (severe driving conditions or towing) – 3 months or 3,750 miles
  • Schedule 2 – 6 months or 7,500 miles

Schedule Your Mitsubishi Oil Change at North Coast Mitsubishi Bedford

So now that you know how often you should change your oil in your Mitsubishi, the next step is getting it serviced.

Our trained professionals know the correct oil change frequency for your car and can help you keep track of it. So, let us take care of your car the next time it’s due for maintenance. We make it so easy, you can even schedule your appointment online. In the meantime, check out our other automotive tips. We’re just down the road from Warrensville Heights. So drop by or contact us today!

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