The Whens and Whys of Common Repairs

November 1st, 2013

We have all heard the rule of thumb – get your oil changed every 3,000 miles – but why?

When it comes to getting your oil changed it is often good to stick to this guideline, or whatever your vehicle manual recommends.  However, it all depends on your individual driving habits.  If you do mainly city driving you can often wait to between 5,000 and 7,500 miles before an oil change. 

If you drive mainly on the highway, your engine gets hotter and needs to receive more care.  When oil is left too long in a vehicle under hotter circumstances, like a lot of highway driving, it thins, over heats, gets burnt, thickens, and can cause damage to your engines internal parts.  This is why, for those who do most of their driving on the highway, it is good to follow the 3,000 mile rule.

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