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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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stonejd
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:08:04 AM

often enough
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NickoliMB
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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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blueliner16
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 5:47:08 AM

Every 3K miles.
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mohrorless
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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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Cruiser001
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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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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 5:58:58 AM

About 3000
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 5:57:32 AM

yearly
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 5:46:00 AM

3000
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 5:44:51 AM

Every 5000 kms.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:59:50 AM

10k miles
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 5:54:53 AM

every 5000 km
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 5:54:04 AM

Every 3000 miles
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 2:49:36 PM

I run Mobil 1 full syn in my Infiniti and drive about 600 miles per month. That puts me at once a year for about $80.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 2:45:05 PM

evry 12,000 miles or 12 months. AMSOIL synthetic
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kdanish
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 2:03:12 PM

When my mechanic tells me, usually around 6000 miles
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 11:51:21 AM

This belongs in car talk, where there are hundreds of threads about it already
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 11:31:47 AM

Whenever it's due.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 11:15:06 AM

I don't ever "have" my oil changed. It is not that hard to do so do it yourself.
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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 12:41:54 PM

5000-6000 miles
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 12:34:01 PM

yearly, or at 12,000 miles using AMSOIL SYNTHETIC.
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jono0143
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:17:01 AM

7500 mi, Oil & Filter
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:36:11 AM

You need to CHANGE your oil?!?!?

I mean, every 3 months or 3,000 miles.
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:22:19 AM

Every 5000 kms
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:55:23 AM

yearly
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:29:14 AM

Every 5000 kms
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:06:52 AM

Every 4000 miles
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:39:31 AM

every 5000 miles
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:38:58 AM

Every 5k
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:35:11 AM

every 7,500 miles
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:22:48 AM

yearly
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:20:25 AM

Oil and filter (both good quality) EVERY 3000 miles
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 12:02:31 PM

5000
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 5:20:06 AM

10k miles
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 4:13:33 AM

every 5000 miless
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 5:10:53 AM

5000kms.
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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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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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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:18:55 AM

8000 km
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