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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Last updated 5 years ago

There is a lot of confusion surrounding engine oil these days, particularly with regard to how often the oil needs to be changed. The longer you drive between oil changes, the lower your maintenance costs will be over the life of your car, but some people believe that less frequent oil changes lead to other car problems and more expensive repair bills. So, what is the right answer?

To start, check your owner’s manual and get the manufacturer’s recommendations for your car. The automaker has done extensive testing on your car’s engine to determine its performance and maintenance needs, so you can trust the mileage intervals they recommend for your vehicle. Of course, you could always err on the safe side and get an oil change every 3,000 miles.

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