When Should You Change Your Oil?

If you purchased a car a few years or even a few decades ago, you may have heard that you should get an oil change every 3.000 miles. However, this is no longer the case these days, and our team at Poway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is here to clarify this dated service myth.

Modern cars can go as far as 7,500 miles safely before an oil change is needed, and there are even some models that require an oil change every 10,000 miles. These cars don't need an oil change as often because there have been improvements to the chemistry of oil over the years. A number of manufacturers are now switching to synthetic oils, which improve the function of your car. Continuing to stick with the "oil change every 3,000 miles" rule can waste oil, which is environmentally harmful and ends up being more expensive for you.

If you do lots of stop-and-go driving or you frequently take very short trips, you may need to get your oil changed more often. This is also the case if you have to drive up steep hills. Be sure to check your owner's manual to get more information on how often you should change your oil, or meet with us at 13811 Poway Road today.

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