In the past, auto manufacturers and experienced techs like those at our The Car Store service department recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles. This recommendation still holds true, but not for every car and driver. Here are two exceptions to bear in mind.

Conventional vs. Synthetic Oil

The 3,000-mile oil change rule primarily applies to conventional oil, an oil made from crude oil. Today's synthetics contain many more additives to maintain optimal viscosity, lubrication and filtration over longer periods. As a result, synthetic blends and full synthetic oil can be changed roughly every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.

Old vs. New Car

Today's new cars and brilliant engine designs can work at peak levels with synthetic oil for 5,000 to 7,500 miles. If you have a car that's less than 10 years old, you can change your oil at the interval mentioned above. Older car engines should receive an oil change according to the old rule: every 3,000 miles.

For your next engine oil change, take advantage of the friendly, no-fuss atmosphere at our Twin Falls dealership service department. See you soon.

 

 

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