How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

December 2nd, 2018 by

technician changing oil

If you want your vehicle to perform at its best for years to come, regular oil changes must be part of your regular vehicle care. In many places, it’s common to hear experts recommend a 3,000-mile oil change. Although there’s nothing wrong with being proactive, advances in oil and engine technology allow most vehicles to go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles in between visits. For a more precise estimate of how often you should change your oil, you can always consult your owner’s manual.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,000-10,000 miles is a good general recommendation, but ultimately, how often you need to change your oil will depend on the conditions under which you drive. If you encounter any of the following conditions with any regularity, reach out to Jordan Ford near South Bend for a more precise oil change frequency recommendation:

  • Heavy towing
  • Driving in extreme heat or cold
  • Off-road driving
  • Racing
  • Commercial usage

More Oil Change Tips

Knowing how often to change your oil is important, but it’s not the only thing you should take note of before paying a visit to the Jordan Ford service center. Check out these oil change tips:

  • Oil breaks down in the engine over time. You may not put many miles on your car, but it’s still a good idea to change your oil twice a year, at least.
  • When you have your oil changed, it’s always a good idea to check and replace your oil filter. Your technician should take care of this for you, but if you’re performing the oil change yourself, you can get the filter you need at the Jordan Ford parts department.
  • If you don’t know how to choose between synthetic and conventional motor oil, just check your owner’s manual. It might be more expensive, but it often ensures better performance, and it’s a requirement for some vehicles.

For more oil change advice, reach out to Jordan Ford via (574) 259-1981.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

It’s a smart idea to check your oil level once a month, or at the very least, once every three months. This is essential in order to catch leaks and remove low-quality oil before it seriously damages your vehicle. When performing the check, you’ll want to look for:

  • Low oil levels
  • Changes in oil color
  • Metal particles in the oil

Whether you’re simply running low on oil or notice a serious issue, you can get the help you need when you schedule service at Jordan Ford.

Turn to Jordan Ford for Oil Change Specials

Our everyday low prices and rotating auto service coupons have made Jordan Ford a trusted source of oil changes for drivers from Granger to Elkhart. We also perform body work, and only use genuine OEM parts in our repairs. Contact us today to learn more about what sets us apart. While you’re waiting for your oil change, browse our favorite pizza places in Mishawaka to see what’s for dinner!

Service Specials at Jordan Ford

Buy 4 select tires, get a $70 rebate by mail. Plus, get another $60 when you use the ford service credit card

On these name brands: Goodyear, Michelin,® Hankook, Continental, Pirelli,® Bridgestone, Firestone, Yokohama,® Toyo,® Nitto®

*Dealer-installed retail purchases only. $70 tire rebate and $60 credit card rebate by prepaid debit cards. Subject to credit approval. Not valid on prior purchases. Complete purchase must be made on the Ford Service Credit Card for $130 maximum rebate. Offer valid 4/01/19 to 6/30/19. Submit rebate by 7/31/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Limit one rebate per account. Cannot be combined with any other tire manufacturer-sponsored or Ford Service Credit Card rebate/offer. Ford Service Credit Card is issued by Citibank, N.A. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and rebate details through 6/30/19.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2019
Buy four select tires, get up to an $70 rebate by mail.*

On these name brands: Goodyear, Michelin,® Hankook, Continental, Pirelli,® Bridgestone, Firestone, Yokohama,® Toyo,® Nitto®

*Dealer-installed retail purchases only. Limit one redemption per customer. Offer valid 4/01/19 to 6/30/19. Submit rebate by 7/31/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Tire rebate by prepaid debit card. Cannot be combined with any other tire manufacturer-sponsored rebate/offer. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and rebate details through 6/30/19.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2019
MOTORCRAFT® TESTED TOUGH® PLUS BATTERIES, $99.95 MSRP*

84-month warranty

*With exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Warranty includes FREE towing on dealer-installed battery. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and limited-warranty details through 6/30/19.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2019
MOTORCRAFT® TESTED TOUGH® MAX BATTERIES STARTING AT $129.95 MSRP.*

With 100 month warranty

*With exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Warranty includes FREE towing on dealer-installed battery. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and limited-warranty details through 6/30/19.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2019
THE WORKS®* Synthetic Blend Oil Change and More

• Tire Rotation and Pressure Check
• Brake Inspection
• Vehicle Checkup
• Fluid Top-Off
• Battery Test
• Filter Check
• Belts and Hoses Check

*Up to five quarts of Motorcraft® oil and Motorcraft oil filter. See participating U.S. dealership for exclusions and details through 12/31/19.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
MOTORCRAFT® BRAKE PADS INSTALLED, $99.95 OR LESS*

*Per-axle price on pads or shoes on most vehicles. Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. See participating U.S. dealership for details through 6/30/19.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2019
MOTORCRAFT® COMPLETE BRAKE SERVICE, $179.95 OR LESS*

• Brake pads or shoes
• Machining rotors or drums
• Labor included

*Per-axle price on most vehicles. Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. See participating U.S. dealership for details through 3/31/19.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2019
LIFETIME BRAKE PAD GUARANTEE*

*Available for Motorcraft® brake pads purchased after 7/1/14 and Omnicraft™ brake pads purchased after 7/1/17. Nontransferable. Replacement requires copy of original repair order and completion of any other necessary brake service, such as brake rotor service. Motorcraft or Omnicraft brake pads must be installed by U.S. Ford or Lincoln Dealership or Quick Lane® technician to be covered. Pads only; labor costs not included. Restrictions and exclusions apply. See participating U.S. dealership for details through 12/31/19.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
MOTORCRAFT® PREMIUM CONVENTIONAL WIPER BLADES, $19.96 MSRP*

*Per pair. Taxes extra. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for installation, vehicle applications and details through 6/30/19.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2019
MOTORCRAFT® WARRANTY: TWO YEARS. UNLIMITED MILEAGE. INCLUDES LABOR.*

Motorcraft parts are covered for a full two years with unlimited mileage. Even limited labor costs are included.*

*Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See your U.S. dealer for a copy of the limited warranty through 12/31/19.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
FORD PARTS WARRANTY: TWO YEARS. UNLIMITED MILEAGE. INCLUDES LABOR.*

Ford parts are covered for a full two years with unlimited mileage. Even limited labor costs are included.*

*See your U.S. dealer for a copy of the limited warranty through 12/31/19.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019
Get a $5 rebate by mail on The Works® Synthetic Blend Oil Change and More.*

• Tire Rotation and Pressure Check
• Brake Inspection
• Vehicle Checkup
• Fluid Top-Off
• Battery Test
• Filter Check
• Belts and Hoses Check

*Up to six quarts of Motorcraft® oil and Motorcraft oil filter. $5 rebate on The Works by prepaid
debit card. Limit one redemption per customer. Offer valid 5/01/19 to 7/06/19. Submit rebate by
8/03/19 by mail-in rebate form or online at fordowner.com. Cannot be combined with any other
Ford Service rebate/offer. See Jordan Ford for exclusions and details through 7/06/19.

Low Tire Price Guarantee*

Jordan Ford offers a 30-day tire price guarantee.  All makes and models and many brands.

*Valid on Dealer-installed retail purchases only. Requires presentation of competitor's current price ad/offer on exact tire sold by dealership within 30 days after purchase. See Jordan Ford for details through 3/31/19.
Some exclusions apply.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2019

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