Go Longer Between Oil Changes in Modern Cars

You've probably heard at some point that you need to get your vehicle's oil changed every 3,000 miles. That is no longer true -- if it ever was. Today's automobiles can go a lot longer without an oil change, and there are a couple of reasons why.

Engine technology is one reason you can put off your oil change for longer. Today's engines are much more efficient and don't run as hot, which means they use less oil. Another reason why you need oil changes less frequently is the oil itself. Today's oils are almost exclusively synthetic, which are much easier on your engine.

Consult your owner's manual to be sure on how often your oil does need to be changed, but a good rule of thumb with most vehicles is to have it done every 5,000 miles. When it is time for an oil change, come see the experts at Kempthorn Motors in Canton, OH.

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