Avoid an Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles

There is some contradictory information regarding oil changes and the correct frequency of when you are supposed to get them. If you ask a lube chain, they will tell you every 3,000 miles, while manufacturers will tell you between 5,000 to 7,500 miles. So, let’s take a look at who is actually correct.

The actual answer is that oil changes frequency depends on the frequency of how often you drive your car and how long. Those that are driving their car for less than 10 miles each time they drive, which in turns means they are starting their car more frequently, will need more oil changes. However, those that are driving more than 20 miles per time, on average, do not need to change their oil every 3,000 miles.

It has been stated that the 3,000 miles requirement is a myth that has been communicated by lube chains so that they are able to sell through more oil and make their business more profitable. They sell it as an opportunity to avoid more expensive issues with vehicles. In a sense, they are using the fear factor to force drivers into changing their oil more frequently that is necessary, so they are able to profit off the business.

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