Motor Oil Change Myths

There are many myths about changing motor oil. We at are here to tell you the truth. Debunking the following two myths will help you optimize your oil change schedule to meet your vehicle’s needs.

Some common advice is to change your vehicle’s oil every 3,000 miles. Since every engine is different, oil changes may be recommended as infrequently as every 7,000 miles. Consult a trusted auto professional or your owner’s manual for the correct range for your vehicle.

Another widespread myth is that motor oil needs to be changed when it looks dirty. The truth is that motor oil is now designed to keep your engine clean. The color change means that dirt has been carried out of your engine. Motor oil can be confusing. Please stop into our Caldwell location to ask more questions or get your oil changed.


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