Do I need a new oil filter every time I get the oil changed?
When it comes to regular car maintenance, it can be tempting to opt for cheaper options, or to ask if certain parts really need to be replaced as regularly as we are told. One of the questions we get here at Sherwood Ford is "Do I need a new oil filter every time I get the oil changed?"
While technically you don't have to get the oil filter changed with every oil replacement, it is still a good idea. The oil filter keeps the oil in your engine clear of larger contaminants and replacing it at the same time that you get an oil change makes sure that everything can run smoothly. Here at Sherwood Ford near Edmonton AB, we always replace both at the same time.
How often should I get an oil change?
It is always best to get your oil changed according to the owner's manual that came with your vehicle. Vehicles experiencing heavy wear and tear (for example, with a lot of towing or extreme stop-and-go traffic conditions) may need an oil change as often as often as every 5,000 kilometres, but for most vehicles, oil change intervals can range between 12,00 and 16,000 kilometres.
If you are interested in getting an oil change in the Edmonton AB area, the friendly and knowledgeable service team here at Sherwood Ford would be happy to help you figure out the ideal service interval for your oil and oil filter change, and help you and your vehicle on the way.