How Often Should You Get an Oil Change?

Changing your car’s oil is one of the most inconvenient aspects of auto maintenance, but it’s necessary to keep your car running smoothly. Naturally, the warranty on your vehicle might be voided if you don’t replace the oil at the recommended intervals and use the specified oil type and brand. This holds especially true for vehicles in the UAE, home to long and humid summers, and pleasant winter weather too.

While car oil change in Dubai is not a rare sight; every car owner has to do it. At the same time, many car owners do not know the answer to a commonly asked question – how often should I get an oil change? The answer can vary depending on several factors, including the type of car you drive and how much you use it.

The thumb rule, as per most car manufacturers, is that a car owner should change the car oil whenever their car clocks 4800 km or 8000 km. Alternatively, you can check your car’s manual to see what the manufacturer recommends for your car model. Another option you can exercise is to call up your trusted car mechanic (Battmobile!) and seek advice and recommendations on this subject.
Multiple determining factors indicate how frequently you should be booking the oil change service for your car. Your driving style/habits are the foremost indicators of how many times your car needs an oil change. For example, if you’re an infrequent driver who makes short trips and doesn’t travel at high speeds, especially on highways, your car’s oil may never become hot enough to dissipate its moisture. Consequently, it will hasten the oil’s decomposition. Also, if you keep your vehicle immobile for long periods, the car oil’s quality will degrade. Meanwhile, if you’re a regular car driver, and your car runs at constant speeds then an oil change twice a year is recommended.

Many car owners feel the questions about engine oil change have become redundant primarily because most modern-day cars have inbuilt monitoring systems that do all the talking, when it’s time. Earlier versions were time and mileage-based. However, newer models come included with cutting-edge technologies that assess the vehicle’s real-world operating circumstances to predict when the oil will start to deteriorate. In addition, many contemporary vehicles’ oil-life monitoring systems autonomously decrease the oil change frequency when it detects excessive usage, doing away with the need for “severe service” guidelines in the owner’s and maintenance manuals.

Don’t let your guard completely down in matters of engine oil change. Because of the reduced frequency with which modern engines need oil changes, you must check the oil level once a month and add oil as necessary. Some engines may go 900-11000 km on a single quart of oil, while others will need to be serviced more often. Low oil levels may cause engine wear and damage that can invalidate your warranty, so it’s in your best interest to keep up with oil changes. Keep in mind that even if your car’s maintenance reminder hasn’t gone off, most manufacturers still advise changing the oil at least once a year if you don’t go very far.

Battmobile recommends you opt for car servicing and maintenance – including car diagnostics – at regular intervals. This is a daunting task for many car owners in Dubai, mainly because everyone’s running on a clock. Luckily, Battmobile has just the solution – our car service packages. Inclusive of 1-time major service and 4-time minor service, and various other attractive benefits, the car service packages let you let us take care of your car servicing and maintenance – oil change service, too.

Call or WhatsApp us at Call 562 – 528682 or download the Battmobile app to book your car service package now!

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