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jono0143

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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 1:18:15 PM

“There was a time when the 3,000 miles was a good guideline,” said Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor for the car site Edmunds.com. “But it’s no longer true for any car bought in the last seven or eight years.”
"Oil chemistry and engine technology have improved to the point that most cars can go several thousand more miles before changing the oil", Mr. Reed said. "A better average," he said, "would be 7,500 between oil changes, and sometimes up to 10,000 miles or more."
I drive about 700 mi/week and change it every 5K.
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TonyRay7
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:30:19 PM

Every 5,000 miles or twice a year. More than likely just twice a year though as I do not drive that much.
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kdanish
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:37:17 AM

5,000 miles
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:18:25 AM

Every 5000km.
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silverG
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 9:02:49 AM

Every 5000 miles
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:27:45 AM

5000 miles
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munizjm
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:23:25 AM

only use synthetic 10K
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:21:24 AM

5000 miles
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 6:59:13 AM

Every 3000 miles.
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mandydonnaprinc
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 6:46:43 AM

every 5000 km
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Seekingone
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 6:17:55 AM

once 10000
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 5:54:51 AM

every 3000 miles
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 7:22:00 PM

every 5000 to 7500 miles.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 1:02:24 PM

3,000 miles
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:03:15 PM

5000 to 7000 miles. Use synthetic blend in both vehicles.
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rando991
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:29:08 AM

about every 5000
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:28:30 AM

Every 25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:54:18 AM

Every 3000 miles.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:51:38 AM

yearly
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:29:26 AM

Every 5000 kms
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46chief
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 5:26:34 PM

3,000-4,000 miles
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 12:38:45 AM

5K
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rcsteve23
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 10:59:02 AM

don't drive much...once a year.
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 5:29:12 AM

Every 5000 kms
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 6:20:10 PM

I've gone as long as 12,000 miles on Mobile One extended (which is what they recommend, anyway)
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kat1897
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 4:05:30 PM

Oil & Filter 7,000 Mi
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 12:07:24 AM

Once every 25,000 miles or 1 year, provided by the industry leading synthetic oil I use.
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 7:46:53 PM

every 5000 miles
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 6:40:43 PM

5000
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 5:57:17 PM

Every 5000 to 7500 miles.
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ChiefNolarama
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 9:24:15 AM

5000-8000 miles. When the weather is nice enough for me to change it.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 2:47:03 PM

Every 7500 miles... Mobile 1
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 1:37:34 PM

Every 5000 km.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 1:31:56 PM

3,000 miles
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rparsonssr
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 8:16:04 AM

About every 2,000 miles, while comes out to about once a year.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 5:52:04 AM

every 5000 km
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 5:51:23 AM

Not often enough......about every 10,000 miles.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 5:21:10 AM

10,000
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 4:18:24 AM

Every 5000 kms
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:08:04 AM

often enough
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:04:17 AM

Every 5000km.
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:45:17 AM

I laugh when I see such frequent oil changes by so many people. Old school was 7500 miles and nothing has changed other than much better oil than 50 year's ago. I do my oil faithfully every 10,000 miles as I have been doing for the past many years, probably longer than most people have been around. I have NEVER had a problem and have gone 250,000 miles on some of my cars.

In the past, my cars were destroyed by salt, not by anything else.

Here's Edmond's recommendations for oil changes:

Stop Changing Your Oil
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:07:23 AM

Every 3000 miles.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 5:47:08 AM

Every 3K miles.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 5:45:05 AM

Every 3000 miles!
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:26:57 PM

Every 4000 miles, fathly.
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 7:12:33 PM

Every 10,000 miles whether I need it or not.
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kdanish
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 7:11:54 PM

4,000 miles it goes to the mechanic
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 3:13:17 PM

about 5,000 miles
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AFOS
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 2:44:34 PM

As per the oil use indicator. First change was at about 8000 mi on my new Honda and the 2nd was 6000 mi later
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 6:17:08 AM

I change it myself every 3000 miles
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