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Is a 3,000-Mile Oil Change a Waste of Time?

There was a time when it was necessary to change your engine oil every 3,000 miles to keep your automobile running smoothly, but that is no longer the case. Advances in engine and oil technology have improved the life of engine oil and most automobiles now can go from 5,000 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. Here are some reasons not to change your oil every 3,000 miles:

  • Money - Simply put, it is a waste of money. Quick oil change companies want consumers to change their engine oil every 3,000 miles so they can make money, not because it is in the overall best interest of your car.
  • Environment - Many people are concerned with excess waste and polluting the environment. If you change your engine oil every 3,000 miles, you are throwing away good oil and adding more pollutants to the environment.
  • Time - Many automobile owners are busy with work and personal life, and changing your engine oil unnecessarily is a waste of time.

At Lithia Chrysler Jeep of Reno, we want all drivers to be safe and have their automobiles run smoothly, so come down and talk with our experts about how often you need to change your engine oil.

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