Tag Archives: Oil Change

Busting the 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth Andy Arendt|Feb 13, 2018 10:40 AM Changing your oil every 3,000 miles is a practice passed down for generations. The origin likely stems from the noble effort to provide consumers with a simple vehicle-maintenance rule that left plenty of room for error. Marketed by fast lubes Fast lube […]

What’s the Minimum I Should Drive My Car? And Other Storage Tips. Jamie Jarvi|Feb 02, 2018 8:55 AM There are daily driver vehicles that clock thousands of miles each year. There are seasonal vehicles that only clock hundreds. And then there are some whose odometers move only when being loaded or unloaded from a trailer. […]

The 3000 Miles Oil Change Interval Doesn’t Address Oil Quality When people say to me they change their oil at 3000 so not to take any chances that dirt could be causing damage or the oil could be getting “bad”, I say to them, why not change every 50 miles then?? I’m sure the oil […]

Why Do I Need To Change My Oil? Ed Newman|Sep 09, 2016 9:00 AM That’s a good question. The short answer is, “Because the owner’s manual says you’re supposed to.” But why do we have to change it so often? Whether you learned it through your parents’ instructions or by reading the owner’s manual, you know […]