How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

oil change on a car
Taking care of your BMW is essential in keeping it running like the finely engineered machine that it is. This is especially when you’re frequently out and about every day on Escondido roads. One of the several maintenance tasks that you want to facilitate regularly is getting an oil change. So, how often should you change your oil? Thanks to modern engine technology and oil composition, San Marcos drivers can go much longer in oil change frequency. Today, most vehicles have an oil change frequency between 7,500 and 10,000 miles.

Read on to learn more about oil change frequency, and when your vehicle is due for its next oil change, schedule service with the expert service technicians at BMW of Escondido today.


What is the Recommended Oil Change Frequency?

How often should you change your oil? The answer to this question depends on a few factors that include the make and model of your vehicle and your driving habits. If you regularly indulge in any of the activities listed below, then your oil change frequency is likely to be much higher than others’:

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

Additional Information on Oil Change Frequency

Looking for some additional oil change tips? Read on to gain more guidance on all-things oil changes. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our service department here at BMW of Escondido.

  • Depending on the type of vehicle you have, it may need synthetic or conventional oil. While synthetic oil is more expensive, it does last longer. Check your owner’s manual to see which type of oil you need, and make sure you’re using the right type of gasoline too!
  • Oil still breaks down, even when a vehicle isn’t regularly being driven. If you don’t drive often, you should still change your oil at least twice per year.
  • Be sure to change your oil filter whenever you get your oil change. Our parts department can assist you with getting the right oil filter for your vehicle.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

When you’re taking care of an advanced machine like your new BMW, you should check your oil level at least once a month to avoid any issues when you’re out on Poway. Keeping note of changes in the oil’s color and texture can also help you detect any serious problems before they cause too much harm. Once you learn how to check car oil, you can easily tell whether you need auto service.

BMW of Escondido: Your Go-to Service Experts

Now that you know how often you should change your oil, check out more of our service tips and tricks with our experts. And when you’re ready to schedule your next oil change, our service experts will help you get the job done in no time while you wait in comfort. Contact us today with any questions you may have.


More from BMW of Escondido

  • Guide to BMW Warning Lights: What Do They Mean?

    Do you know what the 68 warning lights on your BMW mean? Every BMW is quality-engineered and carefully designed to do the BMW name proud, and while unexpected issues on the road aren’t common, it’s important to be prepared on time. Download our complete guide of 68 dashboard symbols and warning lights and their meaning,…

  • Three Ways to Have a Real December to Remember

    I think by now we’ve all seen the Lexus “December to Remember” Christmas and Holiday Season sales campaign, and now that it’s in its 20th anniversary, we are sure to see it again. Over the years, other makers have even taken part in the spirit of the campaign, and at BMW, we are no exception….

  • How Much is a 2022 BMW 3 Series?

    How much is a BMW 3 Series? It’s actually priced well within reach of a lot of Escondido households, starting at just $41,450 for the BMW 330i Sedan. Of course, the BMW 3 Series price varies by model, like the BMW 330i xDrive and BMW M3 Sedan. So, we break down the price below for all…

"WARNING*: Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle or off-road vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle. For more information go to
Contact Us

(760) 745-3000

Call Now

1557 Auto Park Way • Escondido, CA 92029

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-8pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7am-6pm

BMW of Escondido 33.1162419, -117.109332.