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Do You Still Need Oil Changes Even If You Don't Drive a Lot?

While most of us do not drive nearly as much as we used to prior to the pandemic, some don't drive a lot in general. For example, you might work from home, you're retired, or you're a stay-at-home mom or dad. Regardless of your reason, many people have questions about their needed car services like an oil change. Do you still need it if you don't meet the mileage interval threshold for an oil change? Do you still need oil changes if you don't drive a lot? YES, we'll explain why.


General recommendations for oil changes are often defined by the number of miles you've driven since your last service: 3,000, 5,000, or even as much as 10,000 miles. But what if months and months have gone by and you aren't close? It would be best if you still had your oil changed at least 1-2 times a year. Oil, like everything else, degrades over time. If you have "expired" oil sitting in your engine, it's not healthy for your vehicle when you do run your car. Old oil could cause many expensive problems, including lowered fuel efficiency, internal corrosion, and poor performance. Therefore, you should at least have your oil changed at least once a year, even if you don't drive at all!


Oil Changes in Northridge, CA

If you are in search of reliable maintenance or repair services for your vehicle, please consider RM Automotive. Our technicians are skilled and experienced in all things automotive, and we work with multiple vehicle makes. For any queries, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (818) 477-4999 or visit our shop at 19248 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324.