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Change oil based on time or mileage

Do you change oil based on time or mileage? If you check your car owner’s manual you’ll see the carmaker wants you to change oil based on time and mileage. If you’re not accumulating a lot of miles, you’re probably wondering why the carmaker imposes a time limit on oil that hasn’t come close to its maximum mileage limit. That begs the question; does oil get old by sitting in your engine? And the answer is, yes, it does. But, of course, it’s not that simple. Fresh oil doesn’t get … Read More


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