Understanding the Difference in Oil Change Intervals

The difference in oil changes is drastic from several decades ago. You were probably once told by a relative to change your oil every 3,000 miles. That relative was just trying to give you practical insight. Older cars needed oil changes sooner. The difference these days is newer cars are equipped to last longer without an oil change.

Newer cars are designed to go 7,000 miles or more without an oil change. Some can even go 10,000 miles. The only thing you might be accomplished with 3,000-mile oil changes is wasting money. Engines are being built better than ever before. The quality and chemistry of oil also continue to improve at a steady rate. All of these factors lead to fewer oil changes for nearly every make and model.

You can schedule an appointment with our service team at Auto Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Do Soto, MO today. We can help put together a simple maintenance program for your vehicle.

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