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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Regular maintenance will keep your car running for years to come, a fact that’s doubly true when it comes to oil changes. But how often should you change your oil? Experts used to recommend that drivers change their car’s engine oil every 3,000 miles, but advancements in technology have changed things up. Many newer vehicles, including the latest 2019 Honda cars and SUVs, can go between 7,500 miles and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Ultimately, your owner’s manual will detail a more accurate oil change frequency, but Hamden Mazda is happy to answer any questions New Haven-area drivers have on the subject below.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

While 7,000-10,000 miles is a broad guideline for a recommended oil change interval, some vehicles will definitely need their oil changed sooner. If any of these circumstances apply to you, check with Hamden Mazda near Shelton to see how soon you should bring your vehicle in:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Before you visit our service center near North Haven, check out these facts about oil changes. If you have any questions, call our service center at 203-872-5363.

  • Even if you don’t drive your car much, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
  • Whenever you get your oil changed, they should replace the oil filter as well. You can always stop by the parts department at Hamden Mazda for an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change.
  • Wondering whether to use full synthetic vs. conventional car oil? Check your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

If you’re wondering, “How often should I check my oil level?” then fear not. We have a definitive answer. You should do a proper oil level check at least once a month to ensure there are no leaks. If oil is leaking, and your oil levels do go low, your engine could become seriously damaged. Also, don’t forget to check the appearance of your oil. Even if it’s full, metal particles in your oil can visually be apparent. If you beliebe your oil looks off, this could be a sign of a serious issue, and you should schedule a service appointment as soon as possible.

Turn to Hamden Mazda for Oil Changes!

Hamden Mazda isn’t only here to offer Wallingford drivers advice. We’d love to save you some money, too—don’t forget to keep an eye on our service specials and coupons! If you have any other questions about motor oil, feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear from you. And please peruse our service tips and parts tricks, if you want to learn more about maintaining your Mazda vehicle! We’d also be glad to help you compare vehicles, like the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander!

Looking for local tips? We can even help you find the best Hamden restaurants! Want more service tips? Learn how to jump start your car, read up on tire rotations, or learn about Mazda CX-5 gas mileage. We can also help you learn more about credit scores and interest rates and compare coupes vs. sedans, or how to check your oil.

Service Specials at Hamden Mazda

Complimentary Multi-PointInspection! Plus...
10% Off

Our Multi-Point Inspection provides you
with a comprehensive review of your
Mazda’s most crucial components. PLUS,
save on any recommended repairs.
*Max. discount $100; not valid on tires

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Hamden Mazda. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 08/31/2022

EXPIRES: 08/31/2022
Genuine Mazda Savings

Save on Genuine Mazda Parts & Service.
Savings based on value of purchase:
-$5.00 off purchases $25.00 to $49.99
-$10.00 off purchases $50.00 to $74.99
-$15.00 off purchases $75.00 to $100.00

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Hamden Mazda. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 08/31/2022

EXPIRES: 08/31/2022
Oil Change Plus*

Our Mazda professionals will:
-Change motor oil per specifications
-Install a Genuine Mazda oil filter
-Complete a multi-point inspection
*Special – $49.95; SUV’s – $59.95

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Hamden Mazda. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 08/31/2022

EXPIRES: 08/31/2022
Replace Cabin Air Filter
$10.00 Off

The air you breathe is only as clean as
the filter it goes through. A new cabin
air filter will reduce airborne
impurities such as pollen, dust, etc.
Recommended every 12 – 24 months.

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Hamden Mazda. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 08/31/2022

EXPIRES: 08/31/2022
4-Wheel Alignment Special
Regular Price: $129.95
$119.95

Poorly aligned wheels wear out tires prematurely and reduce gas mileage. Service includes:
· Inspect/adjust caster, camber and toe-in as applicable
· Inspect suspension and steering linkage
· Check tire wear
· Check tire pressure, adjust as necessary
· Computerized alignment
· Road test

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Hamden Mazda. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 08/31/2022

EXPIRES: 08/31/2022
Front or RearBrake Special
10% Off

Use this coupon to receive a special
discount on the brake service you need.
*Lifetime Ltd. Warranty on all Genuine
Mazda & Value Products by Mazda Brake
Pads & Shoes. Call for details.

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Hamden Mazda. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 08/31/2022

EXPIRES: 08/31/2022
We've Got Your Tire Special

Performance starts from the ground up. Come in and take advantage of our tire specials to ensure optimal performance, gas mileage and safety. Get the service and savings you deserve today!

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Hamden Mazda. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 08/31/2022

EXPIRES: 08/31/2022
Wiper Blade Replacement
$5.00 Off

Are your wipers streaking or noisy?
Replace them with Genuine Mazda
wiper blades.
*Easy and fast installation, sold per pair

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Hamden Mazda. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 08/31/2022

EXPIRES: 08/31/2022

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