How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Oil Change

At DeNooyer Ford, we hope you realize that your car’s overall health is nearly as important as your health because when you’re driving, your safety depends on the health of your car. Regular oil changes are essential to keeping your car healthy on Vicksburg roads. Recent improvements in engine oil and auto technologies have made it possible to go even longer regarding oil change frequency than in decades past. But how often should you change your oil? Most new Ford models, like the F-150, have an oil change frequency between 7,500 and 10,000 miles but check your owner’s manual to be sure.

Recommended Oil Change Frequency

So, back to the question, “How often should you change your oil?” Plan on changing your oil every 7,500-10,000 miles, but if your Portage or Schoolcraft drives include any of the types of driving below, your oil change frequency will need to be more often:

  • Commercial use
  • Off-roading
  • Towing
  • Performance driving or racing

Oil Change Tips

Now that you are aware of your oil change frequency, check out these oil change tips from the DeNooyer Ford service team at DeNooyer Ford.

  • Engine oil disintegrates over time, even if you don’t drive your vehicle often, so still ensure you change your oil every six months.
  • Find out if your vehicle takes synthetic or conventional oil. Synthetic oil costs more, but it enhances the overall performance of some high-performance cars.
  • Change your oil filter every time you change your engine oil. The parts center can help you order your new Ford Escape’s correct oil filter and oil.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

It’s wise to check your oil level at least once per month to prevent future problems on your Three Rivers drives. Watch for any oil appearance, texture, aroma, or color change because that could indicate serious problems, and if you’re low on oil, schedule service with DeNooyer Ford immediately!

DeNooyer Ford is Always at Your Service & Ready to Help!

Now that you know how often to change your oil in Vicksburg, trust the DeNooyer Fordservice center for all your car care needs. From oil changes to a tire rotation or even a certified pre-owned Ford, we’re happy to help! Check our rotating service specials to save some money, and contact us now!

Service Specials at DeNooyer Ford

Ford Pickup & Delivery

When you need service, let your dealer pick up, service, and return your vehicle. It's complimentary and available at select locations. *

*Ford Pickup & Delivery is offered by participating dealers and may be limited based on availability, distance, or other dealer-specified criteria. Does not include parts or repair charges. A nonoperational vehicle is not eligible and will require a Roadside event.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2024

Ford Mobile Service

Let your dealer come to you for routine vehicle maintenance. It's complimentary and available at select locations. *

*Ford Mobile Service is offered by participating dealers and may be limited based on availability, distance, or other dealer-specified criteria. Does not include parts or repair charges.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2024

Detail Packages

Make your car car shine like new with one of our Detail Packages!

Detail package prices are the following:
- Basic Hand Wash
- Exterior Wash & Wax
(Includes hand wash, exterior wax, clean glass, vacuum interior)
- Premium Vehicle Detail
(Includes hand wash, exterior wax, clean glass, vacuum interior, clean wheels, dress tires)
- Ultimate Vehicle Detail
(Includes exterior wax, vacuum interior, wipe down interior, clean glass, clean wheels, dress tires, under hood detail, buff/remove scratches from interior, exterior wax)

Mobile Service

Book your next Service appointment through Mobile Service at no extra cost!

Mobile Service will travel directly to customer locations that are within 30 miles from our store and within 60 miles for Corporate and Fleet partners. Mobile Service can perform the following:
- Select Recalls and Repairs
- Wiper Replacement
- Multi-Point Inspections
- Filters
- Tire Rotations
- Brake Services
- Batteries
- Lamps and Bulbs
- Oil Changes & Fluids
- Accessories
- Special Order Parts Installation

Service Pick-Up and Delivery

We will come pick up your vehicle to be serviced and return it back to you at no extra cost!

Pickup and Delivery service may be limited based on distance from dealership. Does not include parts or repair charges. A nonoperational vehicle is not eligible and will require a roadside event. Same-day appointments are not available for this offer as we will require a 48-hour appointment leadtime. Offer is nontransferrable. Visit for important program details and terms and conditions.


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