How Often Do I Need an Oil Change?

May 31st, 2016
Oil Changes in St. Lucie, FLFor years, drivers were told to change motor oil every 3,000 miles. Advances in motor oil and vehicle design enable drivers to go much longer between oil changes without causing harm to a car’s engine. Today’s automakers now recommend oil change intervals of 5,000, 7,000 or even 10,000 miles (always check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for recommended intervals). Even at that, though, there can be exceptions. Conditions like the following can all put a real stress on motor oil: 
  • Extreme cold weather
  • Extreme hot weather
  • Extreme humidity
  • Lots of stop-and-start city driving
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