The 3,000-mile myth

You have undoubtedly heard the old-school way of thinking that you need to change your vehicle's oil every 3,000 miles in order to help maintain peak performance. However, this is not exactly the case anymore. In most modern vehicles you can easily go over the 3,000-mile limit and not cause any irreversible damage to your vehicle.

So, why do so many companies push the same myth that you need to change your oil every 3,000 miles? Well, there are a few different reasons why they would do that. For one, it benefits them financially. The more often you are changing your oil, the more often you are putting money in the pockets of the large oil companies.

So why can you go longer between oil changes today? Well, this is because cars are produced better and can handle longer mileage between oil changes. Also, the oil we use today is of better quality than oil that was used in the past.
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