You Can Wait Longer Than 3,000 Miles for an Oil Change

You may be under the impression that your automobile needs an oil change at 3,000 miles. This is a widely disseminated myth. Cars, trucks and SUVs these days can go almost twice that amount before needing an oil change.

One of the reasons you can go longer without an oil change is your engines. Newer engines are more advanced and efficient, and they use less oil when operating. This means your oil will last longer. Another reason you can wait longer to change your oil is the use of synthetic oils. These oils, while being less harsh on your engine, also last longer, which means fewer oil changes.

Most vehicles can go 5,000 miles between oil changes, and some can go even longer. Check your owner's manual to be sure. When it is time for an oil change, bring your vehicle to J. Wilderman Autoplex in Mount Carmel, IL to get the work done.

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