What's the Deal with the 3,000 Mile Oil Change

You better change your oil every 3,000 miles if not can damage your car, negate your warranty and helps the car run smoother. This message has been hammered into the heads of drivers for decades who heed the advice.

According to automakers, this advice is outdated by at least 10-15 years. They actually recommend 7,500 miles for an oil change under mild or normal driving because of better engines and better oil. Automakers won’t negate your warranty by following the correct oil change interval of 7,500 miles, and some cars can go further by utilizing high blend synthetic oil.

The environment would certainly appreciate less oil being dumped into it. In California, they have a serious oil pollution issue which is being looked at closely. At least 1.2 million gallons of oil is dumped into waterways in California which is totally fixable. Along with increased recycling efforts, but drivers getting less frequent oil changes will help immediately.

When you are ready for your next recommended oil change, be sure to stop by our showroom at Permian Toyota for quality service today!

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