When To Get The Oil Changed On Your Jeep Compass
Regardless of the model or age of your car, you must perform certain types of maintenance to ensure it runs at peak performance as long as possible, and to create the best driving experience. One of these tasks, a periodic oil change, is one of the most commonly occurring and important tasks. Two ways to know when you need a Jeep® Compass oil change are tracking your maintenance schedule, and monitoring your engine oil quality — read on to learn more about both.
How Maintenance Schedules Work
When you buy a new Jeep Compass, you will receive eligibility for certain types of inspections and part replacements, at certain temporal or milage thresholds. Over the first 100,000 miles, some maintenance tasks will occur frequently, while others may only occur once.
When to Change Your Oil
How often you change your oil depends on how much time and how many miles you drive. Changing your oil every three months (or every 3,000 miles) is a safe, conservative interval, while your Jeep Compass’ maintenance schedule covers an oil change every six months (or 5,000 miles). Depending on driver habits, coming in an oil change every 7,500 or 10,000 miles may be sufficient.
When the check engine light activates in your vehicle, that does not mean that you must change the oil immediately. However, you should do so within the next 500 miles — don’t put it off too long!
Checking Oil Quality
You can also gauge when to change your oil by examining its color. New oil is an amber color, and grows darker with use. By removing the dipstick from your engine, you can see a sample of that oil. If you cannot see the dipstick through the oil, then you should get it changed immediately.
Get a Jeep Compass Oil Change in San Diego
To replace your oil, or complete any other routine maintenance tasks, schedule an appointment at Kearny Mesa Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. We look forward to servicing your vehicle.