How Often to Replace Synthetic Oil
How Often to Schedule a Synthetic Oil Replacement
Synthetic motor oil has a decent lifespan. You likely won’t need to replace it until 7,500 miles have passed. In some cases, it can be used for 10,000 miles to 15,000 miles or more.
The maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual will help you figure out the exact number. This schedule is tailored to your specific vehicle and is based on manufacturer recommendations, so it will ultimately deliver the most accurate information.
Another helpful resource is your vehicle’s oil life monitor. This equipment continually monitors the health of your synthetic oil based on driving habits. As your mileage climbs higher and the synthetic oil degrades, you’ll receive a message that it’s time to schedule an appointment.
Other aspects to keep in mind are your typical driving route and habits. Certain tasks like towing items, navigating stop-and-go traffic, or driving on gravel roads might call for a shorter synthetic oil replacement interval. Reach out to one of our technicians to discuss whether or not you’ll need more frequent appointments.
Synthetic Oil Benefits
Synthetic motor oil is a great choice for your vehicle, as it will keep your engine’s parts moving as smoothly as possible, and could even score you improved fuel economy.
It handles tough conditions well, such as towing and the stop-and-go driving we noted above. It also works well during the frigid winter months and is less likely to freeze, therefore it will continue to effectively lubricate the engine parts as designed.
The unique design of synthetic motor oil—which has different additives and fewer impurities— makes it well-equipped to flow through and around internal parts, as well as regulate the temperature within the engine. It therefore gives you more flexibility to drive through different climates, and take on a variety of road conditions.