Q: oil change frequency

asked by on

My truck is just short of 8000 miles. I did the very first oil change at about 4500 miles. The next one was planned for the 10,000 mile mark, and every 5000 after that - like normal. But as soon as I hit 7500, my truck's dash is telling me I need another oil change. Is my truck basing this on oil life, or just milage? I don't know if the dealership that did the last oil change reset the counters or not. Do I need to do another oil change, or can I just reset this thing and wait until I had planned at 10,000? I have a long trip on the highway tomorrow, and I wanted to double check.

The oil change interval in the oil change monitor was set to 7500 mile intervals by the factory. You can just reset it, but it will continue to go off every 7500 miles. This is just an alert, not an indication of a problem with your oil. This can be reset to come on every 5000 miles if you’d prefer that, just follow the owners manual to reset it. If you need any assistance with oil or filter servicing, consider help from a certified technician.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. oil change frequency

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Myride

If you are taking off the manifold then a new gasket should be used or an exhaust manifold leak may happen after reconnected.

Q: froze wheel hub bolts and calipers screw pins

When it comes to frozen, rusted, corroded and seized parts, it will take time, a lot of heat and liquid wrench. From personal experience, I find PB blaster works better than liquid wrench. Try getting the part real hot with...

Q: Oil light is on and my car won't turn over

The issue your having is going to depend on the details of what happened when it overheated. If you were running the vehicle without any coolant, the engine could have reached 280°. When a vehicle reaches this extreme or hotter,...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.