Learn the Truth About Changing Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles

Once you own your own car, you probably ask people you know about maintaining it. When you ask about how often you should change your car's engine oil, you're probably going to be told you should do it every 3,000 miles. But before you go taking it to the oil change center, know the truth about changing your oil from us at Summerville Ford:

3,000 miles was right for oil changes on older vehicle models, but not for most of today's models. Here are more facts about oil changes:

  • Most independent mechanics still push the old 3000-mile interval because it means more profits for them.
  • Most newer vehicles can go as far as 10,000 miles in between oil changes, which could mean you only need to change it once a year if that's the case.
  • Changing your oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months could be tougher on the environment.

If you've kept track of your oil changes or have checked the oil on your dipstick and notice it's getting dirty, bring your vehicle to our dealership at 9700 Dorchester Road, and we'll get the oil changed and have you back on the road again.

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