It’s Time to Stop Believing the 3,000-Mile Oil Change Myth

December 23rd, 2017 by

Oil Change

Some businesses who profit from oil changes advocate for the 3,000-mile oil-change slogan frequently. But is the change of auto oil every 3,000 miles necessary today? No! In the past, changing oil after the car traveled 3,000 miles was an essential car engine maintenance ritual. Nowadays, advanced car engine technology, tougher engine materials, and the use of superb oil make auto manufacturers can recommend up to 7,500 miles for oil change intervals.

Car owners in the area may get surprised by the news that the 3,000 mile oil change is a myth. However, if you feel uncomfortable driving your vehicle beyond the 3,000-mile mark, contact the auto professionals at Sam Leman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Morton for advice. We can assess your specific vehicle requirements, set you up on a healthy maintenance cycle, and schedule you for an oil change when called for here in our service center.

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