How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Whether you drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Durango, or a Jeep Gladiator or Wrangler, you want to stay on top of your maintenance schedule. How often should you change your oil in Appleton? Your vehicle’s oil change frequency can increase the life of your car and prevent costly repairs. Find out more with Vande Hey Brantmeier.


Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,000 – 10,000 miles is recommended when you ask how often you should change your oil.  Vehicles will need their oil changed sooner if you partake in any of these activities near Green Bay:

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

Oil Change Facts

Before you visit our service center near Manitowoc, check out these facts about oil changes. If you have any questions, contact our service center.

  • Even if you don’t drive your car much, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
  • Whenever you get your oil changed, they should replace the oil filter as well. You can always stop by the parts department at Vande Hey Brantmeier for an oil filter if you’re doing it yourself.
  • Check your owner’s manual to see if you need synthetic oil. It can cost more, but some vehicles require it.
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Oil Change Frequency Importance

While improved engine technology has made it possible to lower your oil change frequency, it’s still very important to know the answer to, “How often should you change your oil?”. If you don’t change your oil often enough, debris in the oil can damage your engine. Or worse, you can run low on oil and do even more damage. You can avoid these problems by checking your oil between oil changes: 

  • Make sure the vehicle is parked on level ground and that the engine is turned off and cold.
  • Open the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick. If needed, refer to your owner’s manual. 
  • Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe any oil from the end of it.
  • Re-insert the dipstick all the way back into its tube, then pull it out and look at both sides to see where the level is.

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Learn service tips and tricks from Vande Hey Brantmeier and enjoy driving your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM for years to come! We’re happy to be your source for all things service, from oil changes to tire tips to general maintenance information. We look forward to being your go-to for CDJR service in the Chilton area!

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