How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Most Williamstown-area drivers will change the oil in their Cadillac cars and SUVs every 6,000 miles or so. That generally translates to two visits to our service center every year — but you should always follow the guidelines of your Cadillac Oil Life Monitor! Find out how to make sense of your vehicle’s oil change frequency recommendations with Cadillac Of Turnersville.

 

 

Recommended Oil Change Frequency 

Maybe you’ve heard of the fabled 3,000-mile oil change. Perhaps others have told you that a 10,000-mile interval is sufficient for those who use high-quality synthetic oil. But how often should you change your oil if you drive a high-performance Cadillac car or SUV? Here’s what you should keep in mind:

  • All new Cadillac vehicles include the brand’s Oil Life Monitor. This system monitors the conditions under which your engine performs and makes a personalized recommendation based on the expected life of your oil.
  • Depending on environmental conditions and driving habits, your real-world interval could be as short as 3,000 miles or as long as 12,000 miles. One-size-fits-all guidelines are becoming a thing of the past. 
  • If you frequently engage in off-roading, towing, or performance driving, scheduling oil changes more often will benefit you and your vehicle in the long run.

When new oil is required, a message — “CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON” — will appear on your dashboard.

Making the Most of Your Oil Change

Since Cadillac oil change frequency may vary, many Sicklerville and Mullica Hill drivers want to know how to minimize the time they spend in the shop! Here are a few tips:

  • Driving in warm or temperate climates helps your oil to last longer. Cold weather tends to take an additional toll.
  • The harder you press down on the accelerator, the harder you work your engine (and your engine oil). Speed up slowly and coast to a stop to maximize your oil life.
  • All Cadillac oil change frequency recommendations are based on the use of high-quality oil. Check your owner’s manual to find out what’s required in your vehicle, or ask an expert at our parts department.
  • Oil can break down over time, even if it isn’t being used consistently. If you only take your Cadillac out on occasion, it’s still a good idea to schedule changes at least once or twice a year.

If you’re thinking of changing your oil at home, keep in mind that you’ll need to replace your current oil filter as well.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

Even if you’re keeping up with Cadillac oil change frequency guidelines, it’s still a good idea to check your oil level on occasion. After all, doing so can help you catch leaks or avoid issues with oil quality. Check your current oil life or take advantage of your dipstick at least once every month.

Schedule Your Oil Change Today

Now that you know how often to change your oil, you might be ready to schedule your next oil change! Just make sure to check out our oil change coupons and service specials before you drive into our dealership in Turnersville, NJ.

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