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Oil Changes – How Often Do You Really Need Them?

how often to change car oilHow often do you really need to change the oil in your vehicle? Depending on who you ask, you might get a different answer to the question. The mechanic at Walmart might tell you every 3,000 miles, while your deal says every 5,000, and the owner’s manual says every 7,500. 

If you ask the layman, they’ll probably tell you it’s 3,000. There’s a reason for that, and it mostly has to do with marketing by the motor oil companies. Mechanics, manufacturers, and dealers each have their own opinions.  As a European supercar or luxury vehicle owner, you know that your world-class machine is different from regular models. Here’s how often you need to change the oil in your European supercar.

Oil Change Frequency: One Size Does Not Fit All

While you’ll get different answers about how often to change your oil, there are many things that factor into the exact right answer. The truth is that it depends on the make and model of the car, how old the vehicle is, how often you drive, how far you drive, if you ride the clutch and drive recklessly or if you treat your car nicely, and so on. 

Another one of the main things that impact how often you need to change your oil has to do with the road conditions of where you live and/ or commute to and from daily. If you live here in Southern California (during typical times, not a pandemic) you know that it’s about as stop-and-go as you’ll find anywhere in the world. This has a significant impact on your vehicle’s engine, and you might need more repairs than drivers who live in rural areas. These are all factors that play a part in how often you need to change your oil because every vehicle is different – just like every person is different.

European Supercar Oil Change Cost

With everyday vehicles, a typical oil change can run between $25-$40. However, you probably already know that an oil change for your European supercar can run you much more than that. This is because the engines of European supercars are much more in-depth and complicated than normal vehicles.

For instance, an oil change for a Rolls Royce or a Maserati costs about $650. In a Lambo, it can cost $2,000 or more. The Bugatti Veyron costs $1.5 million, and the oil change can take more than 24 hours and cost more than $20,000.

Trust the European Supercar Experts for Oil Changes

When you buy a European supercar or a luxury vehicle, you are making a big investment. It’s in your best interest to keep your investment in top-shape, performing at its best. You can rest assured that you can trust the experts here at Otto’s European to perform the best oil changes as well as any work that we do. We are Bentley and Rolls Royce certified, and we have 20 years of experience performing repairs on all makes and models. 

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