The 3,000 Mile Oil Change Has Gone the Way of the Dinosaur

Years ago it was a rule that if you wanted to keep your car alive, then the oil must be changed every 3000 miles like clockwork. That time has passed, however.

If not 3,000 miles then when should you actually change your oil? The best answer is to consult the owner’s manual of your vehicle. Depending on the vehicle, the service interval could be anywhere between 5,000 and 15,000 miles.

What brought about this change? Mainly two things. First would be the improvement in oils. Even today's conventional oil is better than the oils of yesteryear, and that doesn't even take into account modern synthetic oils. The second is that vehicles generally run cleaner than they used to and don't contaminate the oil as quickly.

To make it easier contact us at Gwinnett Place Lincoln in Duluth. Our service staff is here to answer any questions and tend to all your service needs.

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