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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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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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BobFang
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:04:38 PM

Every 5000+ miles
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NickoliMB
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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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04Ram1500
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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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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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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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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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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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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 12:09:27 PM

WHEN THE CAR SAYS SO
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WHEN THE CAR SAYS SO
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WHEN THE CAR SAYS SO
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WHEN THE CAR SAYS SO
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WHEN THE CAR SAYS SO
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 12:06:18 PM

3000 to 4000 miles
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 12:03:21 PM

5000
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 11:58:05 AM

5000 miles
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 11:07:12 AM

About 4000.
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 11:05:57 AM

I don't have my oil changed, I change it my self.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 10:55:14 AM

Every five thousand km.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 2:10:45 AM

every 5k
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happylilly
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 1:10:42 AM

3000 to 4000 miles
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 7:05:25 AM

3-4k
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 7:03:00 AM

yearly
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 6:55:22 AM

Follow the car manual and do it every 5k miles.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 5:45:48 AM

Every 5000 kms
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 1:23:03 PM

I do it myself at 5 to 6,000 miles. My oil meter on my 2013 Honda Fit shows a percentage of oil quality left. Starting a 100% after an oil change, factory recommends I change it when it gets to 10%. I change it when it gets to 50%, which is at 5 to 6,000 miles.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 12:05:40 PM

new one about 8-10K, old one about 4-5K
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BobP1950
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 6:26:09 PM

every 3000 to 5000 miles, depending on the time of year
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 3:31:07 PM

I do it myself
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 2:44:53 PM

app 50000miles
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borsht
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 9:06:33 AM

I rarely HAVE it changed, I change it myself. For service sn I change it more frequently than if I'm using a good synthetic like amsoil.
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plans72
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 9:01:52 AM

Per manufactures recommended policy.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 4:44:59 AM

I have a gauge in my car that shows the oil life of my vehicle. It also shows other maintenance items to attend to.
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 12:48:42 AM

I follow the oil life guage in my vehicle
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