For most cars and light trucks, Car Care Central recommends changing the oil and filter every three months or 3,000 miles (six months or 5,000 miles with full synthetic oil), whichever comes first.
Your vehicle’s engine needs to stay well lubricated. Some newer cars have a oil viscosity monitoring system that will let you know when to change your oil. Most systems just track miles since the last reset. If you your vehicle is giving you a message on the dash to change your oil then you should make an appointment with Car Care Central as soon as possible.