How Often Should You Change the Oil In Your Hyundai?
There are many types of maintenance that your Hyundai requires, but one that your vehicle will need on a regular basis is an oil change. Determining just how long one can go between oil changes has been a point of debate for a long time now, and we won’t pretend to completely solve that debate here on our blog. That being said, we can help you get a better idea of how often you should change the oil in your Hyundai.
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The best thing to do is to consult the owner’s manual for your specific Hyundai model and speak with a Hyundai service technician. There are many factors that can affect oil change intervals, so it’s important that you confirm things with someone who knows your vehicle best.
That being said, we’ll use the 2018 Hyundai Sonata as an example of how long you can expect to go between oil changes. Under normal driving conditions, the Sonata requires its oil to be changed roughly every 7,500 miles. That’s with an assumption that you’re driving about 1,000 miles each month. Under more severe driving conditions, however, Coastal Hyundai suggests changing the oil on that vehicle every 3,000 miles. This same interval will likely be similar to many other Hyundai models.
What’s Considered a Severe Driving Condition?
- Frequent short trips
- Extensive use of the brakes
- Extended periods of idling or driving at low speeds
- Driving in dusty or sandy conditions
- Driving where salt or corrosive materials are present
- Driving in the mountains regularly
- Driving in particularly cold or humid climates
- Doing most of your driving in heavy city traffic at temperatures above 90 degrees
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If you do a significant amount of driving in any of the above conditions, then you may need to have your oil changed a little more regularly. To learn more, however, schedule an appointment at Coastal Hyundai or stop in. At that point, you can speak with one of our service technicians to get a better idea for your specific vehicle.