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Servo's Oil Change Guide

Many newer vehicles typically outline service intervals based on either 12 months or 15,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. Nevertheless, these vehicles may also have specific maintenance requirements at certain mileage milestones. For instance, the manufacturer might recommend flushing the brake fluid every 36 months or 45,000 kilometers, and changing the fuel filter at 90,000 kilometers.

For older vehicles, it's advisable to consider a regular service every 6 months or 10,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. This comprehensive service should include an engine oil change and filter replacement every time, along with an inspection of other fluids and filters such as those for the transmission, cooling system, brake fluid, as well as air and fuel filters, with replacements made as needed based on their condition.

Furthermore, it's important to take into account your specific vehicle usage patterns when determining service requirements. For instance, if you frequently tow heavy loads, drive on dusty roads, or make regular trips to mountainous areas for skiing, it's wise to be extra vigilant about checking various components on a routine basis.

If you want more information on reasons to service your car we have provided a guide explaining Why you should service your car

Also see:

Servo’s Guide to Engine Oils and Viscosity

Servo’s Guide to Engine Oils and brands sold in New Zealand

Servo’s Guide to Engine Oil Filters

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Updated 9 October 2023