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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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jason54915
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:26:03 PM

Every 10k miles, fully synthetic - 2013 Acura ILX
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NoGasLeft
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:01:17 PM

Every 3,000 miles... I know with today's vehicles and oil blends you are able to change it 5,000 miles or more...

[Edited by: NoGasLeft at 7/31/2014 6:02:30 PM EST]
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:58:36 PM

Never.

Change it myself. Don't trust anyone else.
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:33:01 PM

5,000 miles
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dawgcrzy
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:57:09 AM

5K Oil & filter
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:34:28 AM

5000-7000 miles
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jorobins538
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:20:47 AM

per the manual - 5K to 7K
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hjl17
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:18:55 AM

8000 km
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:39:30 AM

Every 3000 miles.
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 11:41:45 PM

I don't remember.
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prkuehn
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 10:45:06 PM

Per PM guidelines per vehicle.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 9:50:36 PM

No more than 5000 K or 6 months
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Seekingone
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 7:09:48 AM

3000
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 6:46:24 AM

every 12,000 miles or 12 months using AMSOIL synthetic
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 5:39:35 AM

every 5,000 miles
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pinbuster2005
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:35:40 AM

I do it myself with synthetic oil every 10,000 miles
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:03:09 PM

5000 miles
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:14:47 AM

5000 miles
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 2:37:15 PM

5000
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 2:21:59 PM

Every 5000 km
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46chief
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 12:26:34 PM

3,000 - 4,000. Book says 7,000 but there is no way I'll do that.
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kat1897
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:42:49 AM

7000 mi. Oil & Filter
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contiki
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 6:20:02 AM

3000 km.............
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 5:21:27 AM

3000 mi
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 5:20:52 AM

eEvery 5000 km in winter, 8000 in summer
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 5:18:26 AM

3 to 5 thousand miles
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gougenator
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 7:47:16 AM

i got an old oil drinker so it changes automatically! ;)
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 6:42:22 AM

Every 5000 kms
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:04:38 PM

Every 5000+ miles
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 5:36:43 PM

Every 5000km.
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bobjd445
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:28:23 AM

3000
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:08:03 AM

3000
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nichols
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:05:31 AM

when the car says to change it,most of the time
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jhome
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 8:57:40 PM

Twice a year which is on average every 5,000 to 6,000 miles
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fet297
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 7:01:45 PM

every 7500 miles need it or not for car one.

my chevy volt once every two years....
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DuramaxPower
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 6:53:36 PM

When the truck tell me to. Between 11000 & 12000 km
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emrgcy
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 6:20:53 AM

depends on if i put on the mile city or highway, city more often, highway less. on average 3000 city, 5000 highway
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 12:12:34 AM

3000 miles
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 9:09:19 PM

3,000 mls
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 12:57:16 PM

3500 mi
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partime
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 11:38:21 AM

I change my oil between 8000-10,000 k I made this decision based on engines run cleaner and with synthetic oils hold up better
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hjl17
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 10:28:32 AM

8000 km
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 10:11:50 AM

I change oil every 4 to 5 thousand miles, and my last two vechile had 360,000 and 300,000 miles on them when I decided to sell them.

[Edited by: lwood655 at 3/3/2014 10:13:56 AM EST]
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DerTaubman
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 9:39:43 AM

Doing mine next weeek.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 9:35:18 AM

Every 5000km.
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 7:00:21 AM

Every 3000 miles.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 5:43:54 AM

Every 5000 kms
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dawgcrzy
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 7:02:10 PM

Had it changed today. 5,300 mi. Oil & Filter.
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thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 9:41:25 PM

using mobil1 synthetic I change my oil about every 7,000 miles. this is only because the warranty requires I change it no later than 7,500 miles. synthetic in my wife's car can go 10,000 miles between oil changes
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2014 9:29:24 PM

No more than 5000 or 6 months
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