How often do you change your oil?

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How often do you change your oil?

Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Just dropped off my car for a scheduled oil change.

How closely do you follow the recommended 3000 miles between changes?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Religiously, every 3000.
Kat and Aaron(aaron) , sweetpea12 , LF2 , js250
4
I try, but sometimes 3000 gets pushed.
Zandrock , CollegeFun2014 , ejrbrndps , Sunny Meadows , Ex-prude , Sinfully , malantha , Anne , Lily Night , BlooJay , deltalima , Melan!e , meitman , MrWishyWashy , wicked weasel , no longer here , Gluesnffr , RatchetS , sexxxkitten , yw2 , aluminummm , *Camoprincess* , AlianneCimorene , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , apryls , PropertyOfPotter , Allstars316 , leanright69 , gsfanatic , Lizard , minstrel69 , FLIPxMODE
32
When I think about it.
When the light starts blinking on the dash.
Taylor , Rossie , kitty1949 , Stagger13 , Thinkingman , Lildrummrgurl7 , Bignuf
7
Someone else keeps up with that for me.
Ms. N , RedKyuubi , Zombirella , MissCandyland , AlianneCimorene , mpfm , peachmarie , LavenderSkies , chicmichiw
9
I don't have a car.
panthercat23 , neil i. , dv8
3
Total votes: 55 (54 voters)
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11/12/2012
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Zandrock Zandrock
Roughly around 3000
11/12/2012
Bill220 Bill220
This will depend on the car, operating environment and style of driving. Most manufacturers now recommend a longer oil change interval than 3,000 miles. I run full synthetic in my car and change every 6-7,000. I run regular oil in my wife's car and change it every 4-5,000.
11/12/2012
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
I try to get it changed every 3,000 miles but sometimes I let it get up to every 4,000 or 4,500. Never higher than that though.
11/12/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
mine 3,000 wifes car 8,000
11/12/2012
Sunny Meadows Sunny Meadows
I think I just watch a thing with my hubby a while back. Don't quote me please. But they said with the quailty of oil, and how cars are built. We can go way longer like 6000 to 8000 but Please don't quote me. I take mine in when it is close.
11/12/2012
Ex-prude Ex-prude
It's sporadic for me. I can never get to the mileage before the date comes up, but even then I prefer to go by what my car says.
11/12/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
I try to do it every 3 months but sometimes i go 4-5 months before I get it done.
11/12/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
The mechanic at my dealership told me that with my car, which was new when I bought it, once a year is fine.
11/12/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Just dropped off my car for a scheduled oil change.

How closely do you follow the recommended 3000 miles between changes?
Every three thousand miles
11/12/2012
malantha malantha
Quote:
Originally posted by Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Just dropped off my car for a scheduled oil change.

How closely do you follow the recommended 3000 miles between changes?
I try to keep track of getting it done ever 3000 but sometimes I go a bit over that before I take it in.
11/12/2012
Taylor Taylor
My car gives a warning when the oil is getting close to needing changed. I don't really pay attention to the milage of when that happens.
11/12/2012
Anne Anne
I look at the sticker that tells me when I need it changed.
11/12/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
I don't have a car, though my bf tries for about every 3000ish.
11/12/2012
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
Someone does that for me
11/12/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
3000 miles or a little more
11/12/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
It depends on the year of the car and what type of oil you run; regular or synthetic. Newer cars run cleaner, are better sealed and thus can go longer. With regular oil you can get 3-4000 miles with no worries, synthetic oil can go 5-6000.

Older cars, say before '85 should still follow the 3000 mile mark for regular oil and I would not go much farther than 4000 with synthetic.

Other things that effect frequency of changing oil are numerous. Stop and go driving, dusty conditions, heat, cold, racing around and mileage of the motor all will change things.


After 35 years of turning wrenches I always tell folks this. "What is cheaper, $25-$35 for an oil change or buying a new motor?" When you look at it that way, changing your oil every month is pretty cheap, never mind how many miles are on it.
11/12/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
We've gone over a few times but we have an old car and try to do our very best to get it in early or at least in due time.
11/12/2012
Rossie Rossie
For my Expedition, every 4000 miles. For my CRV, we take it to the dealer when the maintenance light turns on.
11/12/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I change my oil every 5,000 miles. I have a 2005 Toyota 4-Runner with 108,000 miles on it and have not had any engine problems following this routine.
11/12/2012
wicked weasel wicked weasel
5k max w/ regular oil, longer on my wheels w/ synthetic.
11/12/2012
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
I try, but sometimes 3000 gets pushed.
11/12/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
All I have to say is, thank God for my fiance! He's one of those car crazy guys so he takes care of all that stuff for me.
11/12/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Usually at 3000ish.
11/12/2012
aluminummm aluminummm
3000 definitely gets pushed. I just check it regularly after 3000 miles to be sure it doesn't get out of hand.
11/13/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
My boyfriend usually takes care of changing the oil, so that I never have to worry about it.
11/13/2012
LF2 LF2
Religiously 4k... I get free oil changes on both cars So.. Religiously!
11/13/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
Whenever my oil light comes on, haha.
11/13/2012
js250 js250
I am sooo picky!!! Every 3000 miles, no matter what!!
11/13/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
Most of the time right at 3000 miles, but occasionally a little longer. Usually no more than about 3200 miles.
11/13/2012
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