Is It Really Necessary to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

The answer in short is no.

Without a doubt, to run smoothly your vehicle depends on having clean engine oil. But changing it every 3,000 miles may be overkill.

Years ago it was recommended to change your oil and filters more often. However with the many technological advances and improvements of modern day vehicles, it is actually recommended to only change your oil every 7,500 miles or more on average. One way to check how often to change the oil for yourself is to flip through your owners manual and find the manufacturer's recommendation of how often to change it. You can also check the oil yourself by rubbing it between your fingers, if it feels or looks dirty, it is time for a change.

Give us a call or come by Lithia Toyota of Klamath Falls in Klamath Falls, OR and our certified service techs will assist in determining the best intervals for your oil changes.

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