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8/25/2023

When to Change Your Oil

The recommended engine oil and filter changes for your Polaris Off-Road Vehicle can be found listed below and in the Periodic Maintenance Chart of your Owner's Manual.

Perform a break-in oil and filter change at 25 engine hours or one month of use — whichever comes first. Always change the filter whenever changing the oil. 

While following the Periodic Maintenance Chart is best, understanding why your oil needs to be changed also is a critical part of maintaining your vehicle. Frequent starts/stops, extended storage periods, extreme changes in temperature and severe use of the vehicle can lead to premature oil degradation, decreasing your engine's performance and life cycle. Changing your oil at the recommended intervals will ensure consistent and reliable performance for the life of your vehicle.

Vehicles subjected to heavy or severe use patterns must be inspected and serviced more frequently.

Severe use includes:

  • Frequent immersion in mud, water or sand
  • Frequent or prolonged operation in dusty environments
  • Racing or race-style high RPM use
  • Prolonged low speed, heavy load operation
  • Extended idle
  • Short trip cold weather operation

Pay special attention to the oil level. A rise in oil level during cold weather can indicate contaminants collecting in the oil sump or crankcase. Change the oil immediately if the oil level begins to rise. Monitor the oil level. If it continues to rise, discontinue use and determine the cause. Your Polaris Dealer can assist. 

Read the following articles for model-specific oil change recommendations and procedures:

Polaris XPEDITION
Perform a break-in oil and filter change at 25 engine hours, 500 miles (800 km) or one month of use — whichever comes first. Following break-in, change your oil and filter every 50 hours, year or 1,000 miles — whichever comes first. Always change the filter whenever changing the oil.

RANGER
For most RANGERs, perform a break-in oil and filter change at 25 engine hours or 250 miles of use — whichever comes first. Following break-in, change your oil and filter every 100 hours, year or 1,000 miles — whichever comes first. Consult your Owner's Manual for the most accurate recommendations because some models, including youth vehicles, may have a different maintenance interval. Always change the filter whenever changing the oil.

2017-2022 RANGER 500
2022+ RANGER SP/RANGER CREW SP 570
2015-2021 RANGER 570 Mid-Size and RANGER CREW 570-4
2016+ RANGER 570 Full-Size and RANGER CREW 570-6
RANGER 800/RANGER RZR
2013-2019 RANGER XP 900 and RANGER CREW XP 900
2020+ RANGER 1000 and RANGER CREW 1000
2017+ RANGER XP 1000 and RANGER CREW XP 1000

GENERAL
Perform a break-in oil and filter change at 25 engine hours or 500 miles of use — whichever comes first. Following break-in, change your oil and filter every 100 hours or 1,000 miles — whichever comes first. Consult your Owner's Manual for the most accurate recommendations because some models may have a different maintenance interval. Always change the filter whenever changing the oil.

2016+ GENERAL 1000 and 4 1000
2020+ GENERAL XP 1000 and XP 4 1000

ATV
For most ATV models, perform a break-in oil and filter change at 25 engine hours or 250 miles of use — whichever comes first. Following break-in, change your oil and filter every 200 hours, six months or 2,000 miles — whichever comes first. Consult your Owner's Manual for the most accurate recommendations because some models, including youth vehicles, may have a different maintenance interval. Always change the filter whenever changing the oil. 

2016-2020 Sportsman 450
2021+ Sportsman 450  
2014-2020 Sportsman 570 
2021+ Sportsman 570  
2015+ Sportsman 850 and Sportsman XP 1000 
Sportsman Touring 850 and Sportsman Touring XP 1000
2020+ Sportsman XP 1000 S
2017+ Sportsman 6x6 
2016+ Sportsman High Lifter

RZR
For most RZR models, perform a break-in oil and filter change at 25 engine hours or one month of use — whichever comes first. Following break-in, change your oil and filter every 50 hours, year or 1,000 miles — whichever comes first. Consult your Owner's Manual for the most accurate recommendations because some models, including youth vehicles, may have a different maintenance interval. Always change the filter whenever changing the oil.

2012-2022 RZR 570 
2021+ RZR Trail 
2021+ RZR Trail S
2014-2020 RZR 900, S 900 and S 4 900
2016-2021 RZR S 1000 and S4 1000
2018-2021 RZR Turbo S and XP Turbo S
2016-2021 RZR XP Turbo and XP 4 Turbo
2014+ RZR XP 1000 and XP 4 1000
2016-2021 RZR S 1000 and S 4 1000
2020+ RZR Pro XP and Pro XP 4
2022+ RZR Pro R

To learn more about breaking in your vehicle, listen to the Break In that Off-Road Vehicle episode of the Polaris Podcast.
For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. To find a dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator
Maintenance tips, procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.

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