Frequently Asked Questions
It used to be normal practice to have your oil changed every 300 miles, but with today’s improved lubricants, most experts agree that between 5000 and 7000 miles is the sweet spot. If your car’s engine requires synthetics it could be as high as changing every 15,000 miles. Best practice is to check your manufacturers factory maintenance schedule for which works for your vehicle.
Your tires should be rotated every 5000-8000 miles. Some tire manufacturers require specific rotation schedules to be eligible for warranties.
Without rotation, tires may not wear evenly. Front tires play a larger role in braking, and on front-wheel-drive vehicles they must claw for traction, which means they wear out more quickly. Plus, minute variations in suspension and alignment can introduce uneven wear patterns. All of this can have an impact on your car’s ride and noise level, as well as the tire’s longevity.