How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Keeping up with regular oil changes is essential to keep your car running. It’s also a smart choice for Lakeside or Fruit Cove drivers looking to get the most out of their investment — a well-maintained car is often easier to sell and requires fewer unexpected repairs. Most car owners know they need their oil changed regularly, but how often should you change your oil? 

You won’t hurt anything by changing your oil every 3,000 miles, but many modern vehicles can go much longer between oil changes — as much as 7,500 and 10,000 miles. As with every maintenance schedule, though, your mileage may vary — check your owner’s manual and think about the kind of driving you do on most days.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,500-10,000 miles is a broad range, and it’s only true for specific cars. But whether your vehicle needs its oil changed every 5,000 miles or every 10,000 miles, those numbers assume perfect driving conditions. Not sure what kind of driving would increase your oil change frequency? Any unusual or excessive driving habits can do it, including:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Heavy towing
  • Racing
  • Routine stop-and-go traffic

How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

How Long an Oil Change Can Take at a Dealership

When you visit Greenway Nissan of Jacksonville, most oil changes will take less than an hour. If you would like a better idea of what your wait time may be, you can always schedule a service appointment so that we know you’re coming and can get your oil change taken care of on your schedule.

How Long a DIY Oil Change Can Take

If you plan to change the oil in your vehicle at home, the time it takes will vary. We recommend you budget at least an hour, especially if you haven’t changed your oil before or recently. You’ll also want to ensure you have the right materials, including:

  • New oil
  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • Jack
  • Wheel blocks

There’s a sense of accomplishment to handling your own auto maintenance, but it’s often quicker and easier to make the trip to our Jacksonville service center, whether you’re in Lakeside or Yulee.

Set Up an Oil Change at Greenway Nissan of Jacksonville

Now that you know a little more about oil change frequency, you should probably ask yourself if you need an oil change. You can trust the team at Greenway Nissan of Jacksonville for all of your automotive service needs, from routine maintenance to more substantial repairs. Contact us today if you have any questions or check out our service specials to see how easy it is to save on your routine maintenance.

Services Repair
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Maintenance Specials
Fall Safety Service Special
We Service All Makes and Models
Free Loaner Car
Synthetic Blend Oil Change

Up to 5 quarts standard oil, replace oil filter, top off fluids. Plus tax and shop fees. Not available on all models. Cannot be combined with other offers.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
VIP Exchange

Must physically sit through complete vehicle exchange presentation, including a test drive and presentation of figures. General sales manager must sign off on certificate for you to provide back to your service advisor. $9.99 oil change does not include tax, shop fees, or filter. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Some exclusions apply. See dealer for complete details

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
We Sell Tires
Tire Rotation and Balance

See service advisor for complete details

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
Free Oil Change

See dealer for size and brands that qualify. Dealer installation required. No dealers please. Offers cannot be combined. Only at Greenway Nissan of Jacksonville call or go online to schedule your appointment

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
Free Wipers

See Dealer for more details

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
Complimentary Brake Inspection

See dealer for details. Valid 11/1/2020 – 2/28/2021

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
Engine Or Transmission Diagnostic
Engine or transmission diagnostic starting at $89.99

Reg Price $149.95. See dealer for details

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021

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