# Question: What Percentage Should You Change Your Oil

Make sure the monitor is reset every time the oil is changed and I would change it between 40 and 20 percent.

## How long will 15% oil life last?

Assuming you should get more than 7500 miles per oil change, 15% would be 1125 miles. much more than 300. So you should actually be able to go 3 and a half times 300 miles or around 1100 miles before your oil is “used up”. And that assumes conservative oil changing; oil can really be expected to last well past that.

## Is 30% oil life okay?

When the engine oil is fresh, it is at 100%. As you add more mileage, this level drops. At 30%, for instance, the oil only had 30% of its lifetime to do its job before you have to replace it. Maintenance should be down when the quality is at 5 % oil life because when it reaches 0%, the maintenance is overdue.

## Should I change oil at 15%?

If we assume the regular oil change interval is 3,000 miles, 15% is 450, so you are good to go. However, I wouldn’t take either the oil change interval or your car’s gauge as gospel because both are likely quite conservative. Consequently, you are probably fine for much more than 450 miles.

## At what oil percentage is too low?

When oil life reaches 0%, service on your vehicle’s engine is now overdue. By driving with degraded oil, your Honda’s engine may fail or significant damage may be caused.

## Can I drive my car with 5% oil life?

Yes, you can keep driving your car if the oil change reminder indicating that oil life remaining of your engine oil is about to be 0%. That is a timer to keep track of when or since your last time oil change.

## How long will 10% oil life last?

Depends on how you use your car and how much is city driving, etc. Assuming 7,500 intervals, you have a theoretical range of around 1000 miles before due. Most oil life sensors are set up to detect the life of conventional oils. If you use synthetic oil, the interval between oil changes may be extended.

## How far can I drive with 30% oil life?

If you keep driving the same way under the same conditions it should go about 1280 more miles or so to get down to 15%, depending on how long it has been on 30%.

## Should I change my oil at 50%?

(GM recommendation). Oil changes can now be a bit expensive due to more and more vehicles requiring fully synthetic oil , however it is still cheaper than repairing an engine due to poor lubrication. At may shop we recommend to change the oil anytime the monitor reads 20% or less, or do it twice a year.

## Can I drive my car with 0% oil life?

In short, yes, you can. 0 oil life is just an indicator of your car running extremely low on oil. This indicator is used as a reminder to refill the oil tank as soon as possible. You can still drive your car without any trouble for a few miles.

## How far can you drive on 5% oil life?

5% is around 500 miles on a car that calls for a 10,000-mile drain interval it can vary a little due to the computer adjusting to the driving conditions but otherwise very close. That doesn’t mean you are running out of oil. It means you are within 5% of the oil’s recommended change interval. It’s fine.

## Should you go by the oil life percentage?

As a general rule of thumb, this is the ideal time to schedule a service visit. If the readout drops to 5% it means that the oil has become so dirty that it needs to be changed immediately before it drops even lower.

## How often should you change your oil in months?

The general recommendation is to change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or every three to six months, with twice a year being the minimum.

## Should I go by oil life or mileage?

It is recommended to get your oil changed at least twice a year, even if you haven’t driven those thousands of miles that are normally recommended. Oil, like anything, degrades over time, and if you have oil degrading in your engine for months and months and months, that’s not good for your vehicle.

## Does low oil life mean low oil?

Realistically, it doesn’t mean either. The life expectancy is just that, how long you should be able to continue to use the oil which is in there. There is nothing wrong with the oil. It will continue to perform as it is supposed to.

## When should I change my oil?

On average, vehicles are estimated to need an oil change every 3,000 miles or every six months. This can vary based on your driving habits, your driving frequency, the age of your vehicle, and the quality of the oil you use. If you drive a newer vehicle, you might be able to safely wait a little longer between changes.