How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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The durability of a Lexus is hard to beat when you need something dependable for your Cerritos adventures. But, Lexus or not, you’ll want to ensure that your vehicle is properly maintained if you want it to provide you with lasting performance on the Long Beach roads. One of the easiest ways to keep your vehicle running smoothly is by performing regular oil changes. Oil changes are a relatively inexpensive but vital service for your vehicle.



With that being said, how often should you change your oil? The general oil change frequency is anywhere between 7,500 miles to 10,000 miles. However, this can change depending on your specific vehicle so please feel free to schedule a service appointment with our team for specifics. You can also reference your owner’s manual if you need more information on your vehicle’s recommended oil change frequency. Learn all about changing your oil today with the service professionals from Lexus of Cerritos and be sure to explore the relatively low cost of an oil change with our experts!

How Often Should You Change Your Oil With Heavy Driving?

While the general rule of thumb is to replace your oil every 7,500 miles to 10,000 miles, it’s important to remember that this is for normal driving habits around Torrance. In fact, if you take a look at your owner’s manual, you may notice a disclaimer that states you’ll need to change your oil more frequently with “heavy” or “extreme” usage. The definition of heavy driving can change but most often, here’s what constitutes extreme usage:

  • Stop & go traffic
  • Constant short trips
  • Commercial usage
  • Towing
  • Off-roading
  • Track usage
  • Extreme temperatures

More Oil Change Information

In addition to regularly changing your oil, let’s take a look at some other information regarding oil changes to ensure your vehicle won’t let you down during your drives:

  • Oil Type: The main types of oil include synthetic and conventional oil and on top of that, oil viscosity can vary as well. Make sure you’re using the correct oil type for your vehicle.
  • Oil Filter: While replacing your oil is important, it’s also important that you replace your oil filter as well.
  • Time vs. Mileage: Oil breaks down over time, even if you’re not driving. If you’re not changing your oil during the recommended mileage intervals, you may want to pay attention to the timeframe recommendations as well. Most vehicles will need its oil change once every six months or so if you do little driving.

Maintain the Correct Oil Change Frequency With Lexus of Cerritos!

With the help of our Cerritos service center, your vehicle will be running smoothly for many miles ahead. Let us know today if you have any questions about vehicle maintenance and oil changes!


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