3,000 to 4,000-mile Oil Changes, Important for all Vehicles

While many vehicle manufacturers are touting 5,000 to 8,000-mile oil changes for newer vehicles, our Omaha auto repair shop strongly recommends the more traditional 3,000 to 4,000-mile oil change for all vehicles. Our car repair shop is known for integrity, value and relationships in the Omaha-metro, so you can be confident that our recommendation isn’t to drum-up more business for our benefit – but rather pursues the longevity and safety of your vehicle.

Keeping up with a frequent oil change routine will prolong the life of any vehicle by preventing engine wear. In addition, the engine will work more efficiently. This means improved gas mileage, more horsepower output, better towing and hauling capabilities and a smoother ride. Extending maintenance is marketed as a cost-saving measure; but in our experience, costs more in the long-run by decreasing the life of a vehicle. A recent 8,000-mile oil change at our auto repair Omaha facility for a 2013 Jeep was cause of concern. It came in 2 quarts low on oil with no external oil leaks. Vehicles that are driven past the 3-4,000 mile oil change interval often start to burn oil due to the contaminants in the engine oil as a by-product of the combustion process. The explosion in each cylinder will push a minor amount of blow by past the piston rings and into the engine oil. This is why our Omaha auto repair professionals recommend 3-4,000-mile oil changes.

If you’re concerned about being wasteful, considering a vehicle manufacturer is recommending two-times the interval, know that oil can be cleaned of contaminants and recycled, used in waste oil heaters, asphalt for our roads, pressed metal and more. The used oil will not go to waste in our landfills. There are plenty of industries that want and need waste oil.

Consider the value of 3,000 to 4,000-mile oil changes; at only $37.73 for most vehicles, you can extend the life and efficiency of a $30-60,000.00 vehicle. Don’t be tricked by the promises of extended maintenance and schedule your routine oil changes with our trusted Omaha auto repair shop.

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