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236 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543

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Dealership Info

Phone Numbers:Collision Hours:
  • Mon - Thu7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Thu9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Thu7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Thu7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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Why is it important to change the oil often in your car? Motor oil helps keep your vehicle’s engine and mechanical components running smoothly. That’s why experts used to recommend changing your oil every 3,000 miles. Today, many vehicles can go from between 7,500-10,000 miles between an oil change due to advanced engine technologies. If you need assistance with having your oil changed, schedule service at the BMW of Mamaroneck service center.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

While the above mileage is a good rule of thumb, if you tend to use your vehicle more often than not, or if any of the following activities apply to you, you’ll want to get your vehicle’s oil changed more often than every 7,500 to 10,000 miles:

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

What Happens if You Ignore Oil Change Frequency Recommendations?

You risk causing damage to your vehicle’s engine over time if you ignore the oil change frequency guidelines. Oil acts to prevent overheating and keep moving parts moving seamlessly. If you don’t get your oil changed enough, it can get dirty, debris-besotted, or sludgy. Holding off on oil changes or missing appointments could cause the following:

  • Check engine and/or oil change lights are illuminated
  • Dark and dirty oil
  • Engine overheating
  • Knocking sound coming from the engine
  • Smoke emitting from the exhaust pipe

More Oil Change Tips

Interested in learning more oil change tips before making the trip to our service center? No worries! We have plenty to share. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact our service center!

  • Get the oil filter changed out on your car when you have the oil changed. You can rely on our parts department for help with that!
  • Not a frequent driver? Even if you don’t get a chance to frequent New Rochelle streets, you should get your oil changed at least twice a year.
  • If torn between conventional vs. synthetic oil, check your owner’s manual. Some vehicles require synthetic oil. For others, full synthetic oil or a synthetic blend of oil can still be beneficial.

How Often Should I Check My Car’s Oil Level?

Frequently checking your car’s oil level is equally as important as getting your oil changed often. So make sure to check your vehicle’s oil levels and consistency at least once a month to detect any changes to your oil’s color, leaking in the oil system, and more. If you notice a difference in your vehicle’s oil such as the appearance of metal particles, bring your vehicle in for service immediately. If your BMW fuel warning light illuminates, it is also time for an oil change

Turn to BMW of Mamaroneck for Oil Changes

Looking to save more on your next oil change? Try the service specials at BMW of Mamaroneck. We want to make vehicle maintenance more affordable as well as help you keep your vehicle running smoothly for as long as you own it. Contact us today with any questions!

BMW of Mamaroneck 40.946952, -73.7346385.