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When to Change Oil — time or mileage

When to change oil — time, mileage or the oil life monitor? Lots of oil “experts” tell you to ignore the carmaker’s oil change intervals because the newer synthetic oils can last up to 15,000 miles. That may be true in some isolated cases, but it’s not true for the vast majority of drivers. When to change oil depends on many factors and mileage is just one of them. Owners’ manual oil change recommendations are based on ideal conditions If you’re going to follow the car makers recommendations for oil … Read More

When to change oil

How often should I change oil in my car? When to change oil is a hot topic online. Many self-proclaimed “experts” say you can go 7,000, 10,000, even 15,000 miles between changes if you’re using synthetic oil. If anybody gives you an oil change interval based on mileage without asking how you drive, that’s your clue that they don’t know what they’re talking about. In other words, not finding out how you drive automatically disqualifies them as experts. The truth is; HOW you drive your car has a direct bearing … Read More

Change oil

When to change oil When to change oil in your car or truck isn’t as complicated as you think. In fact, it’s all right there in your owner’s manual maintenance guide. Those aren’t just lofty suggestions; the car makers really mean what they say. Forget about the advice you get from self proclaimed Internet “experts.” There’s no universal answer on oil change intervals. When to change oil is dependent on the year, make, model, engine, and your particular driving habits. If you’d like to know more about oil click on … Read More


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