Every car needs oil in its engine. A regular oil change ensures you always have clean oil to keep your vehicle running. But how often do you need to change your oil?The short answer to that question is that it depends. To learn the long answer, read on and find out how often you should change your car’s engine oil. We’ll also answer many other common questions about car oil changes. How Long Can a Car Go Without an Oil Change? In many people’s minds, “How often should I change the oil in my car?” and “How long a car…read more
How often should I change my oil ?
For maximum protection, most oil companies say to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three to six months regardless of what type of driving you do. A new engine with little or no wear can probably get by on 7,500 mile oil changes. But as an engine accumulates miles, it dumps more unburned fuel into the crankcase which dilutes the oil. This causes the oil to break down. So if the oil isn’t changed often enough, you can end up with accelerated wear and all the engine problems that come with it (loss of performance and fuel economy, and…read more