An age-old question is how often you should get your motor oil changed. The answer: it depends. On what? We’re glad you asked. An Acura oil change in Peabody, MA depends on multiple variables, which we will discuss.
Oil Change Interval
Get your oil changed according to the interval outlined in your user vehicle manual. This varies between models but is usually between 5,000 to 7,500 miles for most Acura vehicles. The figure outlined in your user manual applies to normal driving conditions. You may require more frequent oil change intervals if you regularly drive under severe driving conditions, defined by:
- Lots of stop-and-go driving
- Frequent short commutes under five miles on city streets
- Routine off-roading
Signs You Need an Oil Change
Your car will also give you hints that it needs an oil change. Be on the lookout for these signs:
- The smell of motor oil inside the car cabin
- Smoke coming out of the engine
- A gradual drop in fuel economy
- Shaking or vibration when the car is idling
- The oil check engine light comes on
If one or more of these signs manifest, then bring your car to our dealership for a checkup regardless of the date of the last oil change.
We recommend an oil check with every general maintenance at Acura of Peabody. We perform oil changes and flushes on all Acura models, including the Acura MDX and more. Stop by so we can get your Acura in top shape today!