How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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If you want to keep your vehicle operating at peak performance for many years to come, it is important to keep up with regular maintenance like oil changes. In the past, experts recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles. However, advancement in vehicle technology and oil quality means you do not have to perform this task quite as often. Today, most vehicles can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Your owner’s manual should have more specific guidelines for your particular make and model regarding how often an oil change is recommended.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

While 7,000-10,000 miles is a broad guideline, there may be reasons why you would want to change your oil more often. If any of these circumstances apply to you, consult the team at Sterling Acura of Austin to see when you should set up an appointment.

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

We offer excellent auto service in Austin for all makes and models!

Additional Oil Change Tips

Before you stop by our service center for your next oil change, keep the following tips in mind.

  • Even if you do not drive very often, an oil change is still recommended at least twice per year. Oil breaks down as it ages even if your car isn’t being used.
  • When you get your oil changed, the oil filter should be replaced as well. If you plan to perform a DIY oil change, visit the parts department at Sterling Acura of Austin for a new oil filter.
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? See what your owner’s manual has to say. Synthetic oil can be a bit more pricey, but it is necessary for some vehicles.
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How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Checking your oil level once a month will help catch any leaks in the oil system. If your vehicle is short on oil, it could cause costly damage. Be sure to check for any change to your oil’s color, as well as the appearance of any metal particles in the oil. If you notice either issue, it is a good idea to have your vehicle evaluated by a professional.

Visit Sterling Acura of Austin for Affordable Oil Changes

We offer low prices on oil changes as well as service coupons for many of our most popular maintenance and repair tasks. We want to make vehicle maintenance as hassle-free as possible. If you have any additional service questions, like how to connect to the AcuraLink app, what goes into car alignment, how often to change a cabin air filter, how long can you drive on a spare tire, when to replace a serpentine belt, how to unlock a steering wheel, why your car is leaking water, why your car shakes when braking, or compare wheel balancing vs. wheel alignments, reach out to the team today. For the best Acura service and parts in Austin, turn to Sterling Acura of Austin!

Auto Service Coupons in Austin

25% OFF ANY REPAIR OR MAINTENANCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

As part of our commitment to support the men and women who serve our communities during these trying times, Sterling Acura of Austin is offering a 25% discount on any repair or maintenance needed to all active first responders and healthcare workers.

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
Oil and Filter Service Special

$44.95

  • Includes regular, synthetic and synthetic blend oils
  • Complimentary Car Wash and Vacuum
  • Complimentary multi-point inspection performed
  • Complimentary battery inspection
  • Have service done while you wait in our modern, state-of-the-art executive service center lounge

Offer cannot be combined with any other special, discount or offers. Does not include sales tax, shop supplies or hazardous waste disposal. Not valid on past purchases. Must present coupon at the time of service write up. Some restrictions apply. See Service Advisor for details. Valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
Brake Pad Special

$199.95 Per Axle, including rotor resurface!  

You get competitive prices and same day service performed by our award-winning service department.

Includes:

  • Rotor resurface
  • Complimentary multi-point inspection
  • Complimentary car wash and vacuum
  • Complimentary battery inspection

Offer valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin. Not valid on past services. Offer cannot be combined with other service specials/coupons. See Service Manger for details.

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
Tire Price Match Guarantee

WE WILL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS TIRE PRICE!

Offer applies to In stock tires only with purchase of a set of 4 tires. Offer cannot be combined with any other special, discount or offers. Does not include sales tax, shop supplies or hazardous waste disposal. Not valid on past purchases. Must present coupon at the time of service write up. Some restrictions apply. See Service Advisor for details. Valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin

EXPIRES: 12/31/2020
Repairs

Get 15% Off Any Repair Over $150!

Allow our team to show you our constant commitment to exceptional service. Our well-trained, hardworking service experts are here to make sure you get the kind of stellar service that you need in a timely manner. From oil changes to transmission replacements and every single type of service in between, we will stay committed to bringing you top-of-the-line customer service on any vehicle model, whether it is new or pre-owned.

 

Offer valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin Service & Parts Center. Limited discount up to $350. See dealer for details. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
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