Should I Change My Oil if I Don't Drive That Often?

With the prevalence and quality of synthetic oil, most cars are able to go longer between oil changes than they did in the past. While you may be able to go 7,000 or even 10,000 miles on a single oil change, it's not a good idea to forgo an oil change just because you haven't driven that much.

Experts suggest getting your oil changed every six months even if you haven't driven the number of miles that would justify an oil change. That's because even high-quality oil is subjected to contamination once it's in your engine. Over time, water vapor can enter your oil along with the usual dust and metal burrs that naturally slough off of engine parts. This water vapor can damage delicate components and begin the process of oxidation inside of your engine, shortening its lifespan. Changing your oil regularly will help to keep your engine in optimal operating condition.

Let the experts at Honda of Oakland in Oakland, CA perform your next oil change.

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