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 Naperville 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 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

Anti-Freeze/Coolant Check-Up Special
Free with Coupon Present

Includes:
• Inspect Radiator, cap, hoses & belts and check for any leaks
• Check Anti-Freeze/Coolant level and top off as needed

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

Wiper Special
Time to Change Your Wipers!

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

Full Synthetic Engine Oil & Filter Change
$46.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $51.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 0W20 Full Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 0W20 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement Special
25% OFF + One Day Free Loaner

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.

Conventional Engine Oil & Filter Change
$38.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $43.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 5W20/5W30 Semi-Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 5W20/5W30 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Big Savings Service Bonus
Spend MORE and Save MORE

Spend This on Parts or Service Repairs: | Save This:
$50- $100 -————————————————————$5
$101-$200 ————————————————————$10
$201-$300————————————————————$20
$301-$400————————————————————$35
$401-$500————————————————————$45
$501-or more —————————————————–—$60

Valid only at Valley Honda. Spend and savings applicable only for parts and service repairs. Discount not applicable to tires or batteries, due to already discounted(or special, or reduced) pricing. Cannot be combined with any other offer or used on any detail or body work. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

All Wheel Alignment
$99.95 with purchase of 2 or more tires or any suspension/steering repair

Regular Price: $132.95

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.

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.

B Maintenance Service
2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Regular Price: $147.95 Plus Tax and Hazmat Fee
Our Price: $137.95 Plus Tax & Hazmat Fee

2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Service includes: Replacement of the Oil (with OW20 or 5W20 depending on the model) and Oil Filter, Tire Rotation, Checking and Setting Tire Pressures, Cleaning/Lubrication of Brake Components, Battery Test, Checking and Topping off Fluids as needed, & Multi-Point Inspection

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Mileage may vary depending on model. Check your owner's manual for services needed. Coupon must be present at time of write up.


Turn to Valley Honda for Oil Changes

service specials for other popular maintenance needs. Contact us today if you have any additional questions!


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