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Car Care | When do I Change the Oil in My Vehicle?

Recommended oil change intervals by composition for your vehicle

Keeping your vehicle in top shape is always essential, but it’s especially important now that the weather is starting to get colder. The best thing you can do to combat the elements is get a fresh batch of oil in your engine, in order to ensure that you’ll be able to get started and rolling no matter the condition. Still, if you’re wondering how long you can wait before replenishing your model’s supply, we’re here to help. Come with Boucher Auto Group below as we show you the recommended oil change intervals by composition for your vehicle!

Synthetic and conventional oil lifespans

Due to their build qualities and compositions, synthetic and conventional oils have different vehicle types that they’re best for. We’ll start first with synthetics- often, these oil types have cleaning properties that are in place to help your engine running smoothly and efficiently, especially if you have a newer model. Still, they’re more expensive than their conventional counterparts, but this comes with an added benefit as a caveat; most synthetic oils can last between 5,000 – 7,000 miles before you need to replace them!


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Conventional oils are best suited for older vehicles with more rudimentary engine builds, and though they’re often cheaper than synthetic types, they’re also prone to breaking down more easily. We recommend getting these types of oil swapped out every 3,000-5,000 miles or so, or every six months – whichever comes first.


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Schedule an oil change at our Boucher Auto Group stores

With over thirty dedicated service centers located throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, you’re never too far away from a Boucher lot; give your nearest dealership a call today if you need to get an oil change for your vehicle, and we’d be happy to get you in our service bay so that you can tackle any road with confidence for what lies ahead.


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