How Do Driving Conditions Impact Your Oil Change Schedule?

Top Tier Condition

canstockphoto11688357Oil changes tend to be a contentious issue; some religiously service their car every 1,500 miles, while others drive for thousands of miles before addressing its needs. The team at Louetta Automotive believes that you should always use your manufacturer-recommended service schedule to ensure the top performance and long life of your vehicle.

However, it’s important to recognize that driving conditions do affect the distance motorists can go between oil changes. Manufacturers typically divide driving conditions into two factions: Normal and Severe. Those who regularly drive in Severe conditions require more frequent oil changes. Some characteristics of the latter condition are:

  • Stop-and-go traffic
  • Mountainous or hilly terrain
  • Extreme high or low temperatures
  • Heavy loads or hauls
  • High humidity
  • Frequent drives lasting 5-10 minutes or less

If any of these characteristics describe your frequent activity when you’re behind the driver’s seat, then you will need to get oil changes more often. This is vital to ensure the longevity of your car; by giving your vehicle the change frequency it needs, you are taking action to keep it on the road for as long as possible.

Schedule your oil change at Louetta Automotive today to keep your vehicle in top tier condition… Errands, road trips, and stress-free drives await you!

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