Ever since I started driving, one mantra that I heard over and over is you HAVE to change your oil every 3,000 miles. I remember being told grave things would happen if I went over 3,000 miles. Well guess what? We’ve all been suckered by the oil change places into believing this.
If you look in your owners manual, most recommend you change the oil every 5,000 miles. By going the extra 2,000 miles you can save yourself 2 trips to the quick lube for an oil change. If you want to save even more money, learn how to change your oil yourself.
I’ve got to hand it to the quick lubes. They’ve done one heck of a job marketing this whole 3,000 mile thing.