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5202 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA, 92111

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Dealership Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sun11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    (These hours have been modified due to COVID-19)
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    (After hours drop off and tow-in available)
  • Sat - SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed

How Often To Change Synthetic Oil

Oil Change

Does your car take synthetic oil? More importantly, do you know how often you should be changing your synthetic oil? Everyone needs an oil change after a certain period, but depending on your car and which oil your vehicle uses, these times may vary. Many synthetic oils must be changed between 7,500 and 15,000 miles, but be sure to refer to your owner’s manual for a specific oil change interval.
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Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil

One of the first ways San Diego drivers can make the decision on synthetic vs. conventional oil is to see what the vehicle manufacturer recommends in the owner’s manual. If they urge you do go with one over the other, your safe bet is to always go with what the manufacturer recommends for your model.

Why Choose Synthetic Oil?

Some National City customers may steer away from synthetic oil and choose the more affordable conventional oil, but the slightly higher price of synthetic oil comes with these added benefits for your vehicle:

  • Longer Oil Change Interval – Some vehicles that require synthetic oil can last as long as 15,000 miles between an oil change.
  • Better at Higher Temperatures – Synthetic oil doesn’t become as viscous when subjected to the high heat of an engine. This allows it to last longer than conventional oil.
  • Better for Performance – Because synthetic oil can stay cleaner for longer, it’s often recommended in high-performance vehicles. It can be especially important for racing or off-roading near San Diego.

Can You Mix Synthetic and Conventional Oil?

If you find yourself in a situation where you end up mixing your synthetic oil with conventional, your vehicle will remain functional, yet this should not be a regular habit. This practice dilutes the capabilities of the synthetic oil so your vehicle won’t be able to perform to its full potential.

How Much Is a Full Synthetic Oil Change?

Carlsbad drivers looking to get a synthetic oil change should know that the price of the service may vary for each vehicle. Be sure to contact our service team where we’re proud to offer discounts and service specials to help you get back on the road for less.

Get Your Next Oil Change at Kearny Mesa Acura

Even if you’re not sure if your car, truck or SUV is due for an oil change, contact us where our dedicated service team and they will be glad to see what your oil change interval is and recommend synthetic or conventional oil.

  • How Much is a Car Replacement Battery?

    Replacing a vehicle’s battery near San Diego could range between $75 to $200. At Kearny Mesa Acura, we offer a wide selection of Acura batteries. Our top-of-the-line batteries are made specifically for your Acura MDX and Acura ILX, so you can ensure they will run great. Learn more about replacing the car’s battery at Kearny Mesa Acura. Schedule Service When…

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5202 Kearny Mesa Rd • San Diego, CA 92111

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