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How Often Should I Change My Oil

How Often Should I Change My Oil

One of the most common questions when asked about general auto repair and maintenance is, “How often should I change my oil?” Changing your oil is very important to your vehicles general maintenance and you should do it regularly.  Your car is a big purchase. Behind your house, it is your next biggest investment so it’s vital you take good care of it and keep it well maintained. A well-maintained car can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. Keep it running long after your final payment and you will save a LOT of money.  You may have heard different time frames for when you need to change your oil. The most common one used to be every 3,000 miles or every 3 months (whichever was first). Nowadays, vehicles technology is far advanced and general oil quality is much better than it used to be meaning your average oil change will last longer.  So, the real answer is that there is no real set standard. However, we can tell you some things ... read more