The 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth Exposed

You might still hear someone say you need an oil change every 3,000 miles. That was once the theory with vehicle owners about regular maintenance. You need to get your oil changed at the 3,000-mile mark or else. Older vehicles did need oil changes more often.

Vehicles of this era are simply designed better. The engines are equipped to go longer periods without an oil change. The quality and chemistry of oil are also improving. That means fewer oil changes for your vehicle. Many can go 7,000 miles before an oil change. You can consult your owner's manual for specific details related to your recommended intervals.

It's important to know when to get your oil change. Newer vehicle owners will often just be wasting money if they get oil changes every 3,000 miles. It doesn't usually help. It just takes more of your time and energy.

Our service team at Prestige Family of Dealerships wants you to get the most out of your vehicle. We'll have a conversation about maintenance and what to expect. We're here to help. You can schedule an appointment with us today in Turnersville, NJ!

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