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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Oil Change

Your car’s health is nearly as important as your health because your health and safety may depend on the health of your vehicle when you’re out on Canton streets. Regular oil changes help keep your Jeep running well. How often should you change your oil? It used to be that we could only go a few thousand miles between oil changes, but oil change frequency has changed over time. Now we can go much longer than in years past. 

Today’s new Chrysler models have a recommended oil change frequency of between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. If you need an oil change, contact us at Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. 

Recommended Oil Change Frequency  

So, back to the question, how often should you change your oil? The answer depends on several factors. Some vehicles have a greater oil change frequency than other vehicles, but the standard guideline is to change the oil in your Dodge about every 7,000-10,000 miles. However, if your drives to Marietta or beyond often involve any of these factors, you may need to change your oil more frequently: 

  • Racing
  • Off-roading 
  • Commercial use 
  • Heavy towing 

Oil Change Frequency Tips 

Could you use some oil change tips for your new RAM? If so, read on, and when it comes to any auto service needs, from air conditioning service to tire rotation or collision repair, the Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service center is your best resource and conveniently located near Woodstock.


  • Check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional motor oil. Synthetic oil costs more but will last longer. 
  • All engine oil eventually deteriorates and needs replacing, even if you rarely drive it. Your oil change frequency should be at least twice per year. 
  • Make sure you change your oil filter whenever you change your oil. The parts department at Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can help you get the correct motor oil and oil filter for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level? 

You should check your oil once a month at a minimum to avoid any problems. Watch for things like any changes in the color and texture of your motor oil. That could be an indication of a problem. If your check oil indicator comes on or you see that you are low on oil or need auto service, you can easily schedule a service appointment at Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram online.

The Team at Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Is at Your Service 

Hopefully, we’ve answered the common question, “How often should you change your oil?” To schedule your next oil change or any other auto service, contact us. Remember, we also have other auto parts and accessories to customize your Jeep or Chrysler. You can order your car parts online, over the phone, or when you drop by the dealership. We are conveniently located near Roswell.

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