For the longest time, people took their cars in for oil changes every 3,000 miles. However, nowadays, this generally is not necessary. Here at Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek, we know that some cars only need oil changes every 10,000 miles. Even the cars that need the most frequent oil changes typically only need an oil change every 5,000 miles or so.

You could be wondering how you can tell when your oil should be changed. There are actually a few ways to tell this. If you check your vehicle's manual, this information should be listed. If not, your dealer can let you know. Some modern cars also have informational lights on the dash that will let you know when it's time for an oil change.

Once you find out how frequently you should have your car's oil changed, you can help ensure that you're taking great care of your car without getting oil changes when they aren't needed.

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