How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Keeping up with oil changes is critical to maintaining your vehicle’s health. The old guidelines used to recommend oil changes every 3,000 miles, but with current engine technology oil intervals have been extended. Nowadays, the majority of vehicles can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Checking your owner’s manual can give you more detailed information about how often you should change your oil.


Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

The broad guideline may be 7,000-10,000, but there are certain vehicles that will need their oil changed sooner. If any of these circumstances apply to you, check with Valley Honda near Chicago to see how soon you should bring your vehicle in:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Before you make your way into our Aurora service center, check out these oil change tips. If you have any questions, give us a call at (630) 851-5700.

  • Even if you don’t put many miles on your vehicle, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. While you may not be driving your vehicle, oil still breaks down over time.
  • When you bring your vehicle in for an oil change, they should replace the oil filter as well. If you want to attempt an oil change DIY at home, you can always stop by our parts department at Valley Honda for an oil filter.
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual to make sure you get the oil recommended for your vehicle. Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

To help catch leaks early on, we recommend checking your oil, and other fluids like your transmission fluid, once a month. Catching leaks early can help prevent damage further down the road. Make sure to check your oil for metal particles and changes in color that could signal other serious issues. If you’re low on oil or notice another issue, schedule a service appointment with Valley Honda today.

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Our Service Specials

Battery Check-Up

Free with Coupon Present

• Test Battery with ED18 Battery Tester
• Clean any Acid Corrosion from Battery terminals
• Inspect Alternator Belt
• Apply Battery Corrosion Prevention Spray on Terminals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Wiper Special

Time to Change Your Wipers!

15% off any pair of Wiper Blades & Inserts/Free Installation

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2024

Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement Special

$250.00 OFF

Don’t Wait! A broken timing belt can damage your engine. Refer to your owner’s manual for recommended replacement.
• Replace timing belt, drive belts and water pump, flush coolant
• Inspect camshaft and crankshaft seals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Coupon must be present at time of write up. Tensioner additional if needed.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2024

All Wheel Alignment

$30 Off with purchase of 4 or more tires or any suspension/steering repair

 

Includes:
• Inspect/Adjust caster, camber & toe-in as applicable
• Inspect suspension, steering linkage & steering rack preload
• Inspect wheels and tires for irregular wear
• Adjust tire rods as necessary to center steering wheel
• Road Test

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2024

Big Savings Service Bonus

Spend MORE and Save MORE

Spend This: | Save This:
$250-$349 ——————————-$30

$350-$449——————————–$40

$450-or more—————————–$50

Valid only at Valley Honda. Coupon applicable only for service repairs and maintenance on Honda vehicles only. “Spend This” amount applies to parts and labor total only (before Hazmat fees and/or taxes are applied). Discount not applicable to tires or batteries, due to already discounted (or special, or reduced) pricing. Cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer. Coupon does not apply to Details, Bodywork, or Honda Accessories. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2024

Turn to Valley Honda for Oil Changes

In addition to being able to handle all of your service and maintenance needs, we also offer service specials. We’re also happy to discuss maintenance procedures, such as how often to rotate tiresContact us today if you have any additional questions.

Taking care of other service tasks? Learn the difference between your engine air filter vs. cabin air filter today!


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