The 3,000 Mile Oil Change Is an Aging Rule of Thumb

The old general rule of thumb for the longest time was that your vehicle required an engine oil change every 3,000 miles. This was supported by everyone from the auto manufacturer to your local mechanic and auto shop teachers. And while it was appropriate at the time, things have changed a little since then.

With all of the modernizations and innovations that the automotive world has enjoyed in the last several years, these modern engines can go more like 5,000-7,500 miles in between oil changes. The advances in modern synthetic oil blends have further added to this, making the 3,000-mile oil change a thing of the past.

Of course, you can't do any harm to your vehicle by changing the oil every 3,000 miles if that is what you still prefer to do. But you can save quite a bit of money if you adhere to the newer standards and go a little longer in between oil changes. If you aren't sure what is recommended for your vehicle, then give us a call here at Performance Lincoln in Randolph, NJ and talk to one of our service experts.

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