How Often Should You Change Your Oil?
September 15th, 2015
Oil changes are typically recommended within a certain mileage or time. Most common is every 3,000 miles or every three months, but which is best —mileage or time?
The experts at JBC Tire Complete Auto Care, Springfield Nixa MO, say go from the odometer, instead of the calendar. Driving has more impact on motor oil; for a car that is just sitting, the need to replace the oil is less. Oil-changes used to be much more often. Approximately 50 years ago, an oil change needed to be done every 500 miles. With some of today’s vehicles, the oil change frequency is greater than the 3,000-mile, some special performance oils suggest oil changes at 15,000 to 35,000 miles.
Climate and type of driving can factor how frequent you should change your oil. Variables such as extreme temperatures, towing and driving in dust and sand.