Oil Changes Don’t Need to Happen Every 3,000 Miles

Your father and grandfather probably taught you to change the oil in your car every 3,000 miles, but modern cars are built with sensors that are designed to tell you when it's time for an oil change. For most engines and oils, you can drive many more miles than 3,000 per oil change.

When you have your oil changed depends on your engine and the kind of oil it uses. Newer engines that use a synthetic oil can be driven as many as 5,000-7,500 miles between oil changes. Even vehicles that use a regular oil can feasibly drive 5,000 miles between having an oil change. Another useful tip is to check the owner's manual in your car and abide by whatever the owner's manual recommends.

Remember oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. When you have questions about the number of miles you can drive between oil changes call Emerling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today.

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