One of the biggest mistakes vehicle owners are making today is sticking to the 3,000-mile oil change rule. Once upon a time, this rule of thumb was a very good practice to follow to give your vehicle's engine the best lifespan possible. With the advancements that have been made in recent years in engine and oil production, most manufacturers are recommending at least 7,500 miles between changes.

Not only are you wasting money by sticking to the ancient 3,000-mile rule but you are also, according to environmentalists, contributing to excess oil pollution. The state of California is currently working to completely rid their drivers of the 3,000-mile oil change rule. In today's automobile world, anyone telling you that you need to change your oil every 3,000 miles is likely just trying to make money on you. Always consult your owner's manual or dealership to make sure your vehicle is getting the right oil and changes.

Make sure your vehicle gets the quality service it deserves by bringing it in to our staff at Pines Ford today.

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