How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

It used to be that vehicles needed an oil change every 3,000 miles, but with today’s advances in oil and engine technology, this interval has been extended. Today, most vehicles can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Changing your oil regularly is crucial to maintaining your vehicle’s health, that’s why our service center offers assistance in oil changes and more! If you decide to complete this at home, be sure to check your owner’s manual for more specific instructions, but if you’re bringing your vehicle into our service center, know we’ll have you back on Rocky Mount roadways in no time.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

While 7,500-10,000 miles is a broad guideline, certain vehicles will need their oil changed sooner. Typically, if you tend to drive with a lead foot, or are more likely to take the roads less traveled, you’ll want to bring your vehicle in. If any of these circumstances apply to you, you’ll want to consider bringing in your vehicle sooner than the recommended mileage:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Before you try and change the oil in your vehicle on your own, or before bringing your vehicle to our service center, it’s helpful to keep these oil change tips in mind:

  • 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 Medlin Mazda for an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change.
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Checking your oil level once a month will help catch any leaks in the oil system. After all, without oil, your vehicle can become seriously damaged. Make sure you check for any change to your oil’s color, as well as the appearance of any metal particles in the oil. Those can be signs of serious problems. If you’re low on oil or notice another issue, schedule a service appointment with Medlin Mazda today.

Turn to Medlin Mazda for Oil Changes

At Medlin Mazda, we offer quality services, available service specials, and genuine parts to help you keep your vehicle in the best shape possible. Schedule a service appointment today with the Medlin Mazda service center. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, to compare the Mazda3 vs. Mazda6, learn about the Mazda CX-9 price, to learn how to clean leather car seats, or get rid of car mold, and more.

Service Specials at Medlin Mazda

Accessory Special

10% off accessories

This exclusive offer not valid for insurance work, tire purchases, tire rotations, oil changes, state inspections, warranty, other offers or service specials. Plus tax, if applicable. Present offer at time of service.

Alignment Special

$10 off Alignment

Offer can not be combined. See dealer for full details.

Oil Change Special

$5 off oil change and tire rotation

Offer can not be combined with other specials. See dealer for full details.

Tire Rotation Special

Free tire rotation for life with purchase of 4 tires

Cooling System

10% off cooling system service

Wiper Blades Special

Free wiper installation with purchase

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Medlin Mazda

1900 Tarboro St. West Wilson, NC

Phone: (252) 243-6106


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1900 Tarboro St. West Wilson, NC


Phone: (252) 243-6106

1900 Tarboro St. West Wilson, NC


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1900 Tarboro St. West Wilson, NC
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Medlin Mazda
Medlin Mazda
1900 Tarboro St. West
Wilson, NC, 27893 US
(252) 243-6106
Medlin Mazda 35.720337, -77.949762.