When to change car oil
Refer to your car's service manual to find out how often its oil should be changed – the interval varies from model to model. The oil can be replaced every 10,000 to 30,000 km, or every 12 to 24 months, depending on manufacturer's recommendations.
How often should the oil in a car be changed?
A number of criteria need to be taken into account when deciding how often it should be replaced:
- Date first registered
- Total distance driven since date first registered
- Distance driven since last service
- Engine type
- Driving style
Some vehicle models tell you how far you can drive before you next have to change the oil via a maintenance counter on your dashboard. Because this information is calculated in real time, it will vary depending on how far you have driven.