Why 3,000-Mile Oil Changes Are No Longer Necessary

Remember the days when your local car dealership and owner's manual said it was necessary to change your oil every 3,000 miles? This is no longer true for cars built in recent years. You may be able to go 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes because oil chemistry has improved (synthetic oils are used more) and engine technology is more advanced. It may be difficult to rid yourself of this thinking because old habits are hard to break. The following reasons may help you in knowing if your oil needs changed more often:

  • Stop-and-go driving.
  • Shorter distances, ten miles or less.
  • Extreme temperatures, hot or cold.
  • Driving on rough roads.
  • Towing large trailers or campers.

To know when you need an oil change, check your car's manual, know your driving habits or stop in at Red Bluff Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Changing your oil when required will also help the environment and your wallet!

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