Time to Break the 3,000-Mile Oil Change Habit

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It's good when you want to form good maintenance habits for your vehicle so that it lasts you a long time, but it is possible to overdo it if you're not careful. Overdoing it could include changing your engine oil every 3,000 miles when you don't need to. It's an old axiom that's commonly said that your engine oil should be changed every 3,000 miles, but unless your vehicle manual explicitly says so, that's incorrect.

Why The 3,000-Mile Rule Was Made

Back about 20 to 30 years ago, vehicle engines were not as efficient and could burn through oil much quicker. The best way to maintain your vehicle at the time was to change the oil every 3,000 miles. But today's vehicles are built much better and 3,000 miles is no longer the oil change interval to adhere to. You'll do your wallet and the environment a big favor by only changing the oil at your vehicle's manufacturer's recommended time.

Our Dealership Also Offers Oil Change Advice and Service

If you don't have an owner's manual for your vehicle or still aren't sure about your oil change time, we can help at Ron Craft Chevrolet. When it's oil change time, just bring it to us and we'll have you in and out before you know it at our Baytown, TX service center.

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