Saturday, September 18, 2010
The 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth?
According to a recent article in the New York Times, this rule of thumb may no longer be necessary for cars manufactured in the past 5 - 7 years due to advances in engine design. The new rule of thumb might be 5,000 miles for mainly city driving, and 7,500 miles for mainly highway driving. A word of caution, though, always consult your owner's manual and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Jiffy Lube and others have been extremely successful in marketing the 3,000 mile number to their benefit, but consumers may be better served by extended the mileage between oil changes.
Posted by The Grouch at 6:34 AM
Labels: Life Hacking
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My own owner's manual states 8000 km (5000 mi?)ReplyDelete