- Buyer's Guide
Edmunds.com, the premier resource for automotive information, on September 9 provided consumers with money-saving, environmentally friendly advice related to how often they should get an oil change.
"Many car owners have bought into the decades-old myth that oil should be changed every 3,000 miles," said Edmunds.com Senior Consumer Advice Editor Philip Reed. "As a result, countless dollars and gallons of engine oil are wasted every year."
In the article Stop Changing Your Oil, Edmunds.com reveals that as a result of advancements in oil chemistry and engine technology, the average vehicle’s oil-change interval is more like 7,800 miles—and for some vehicles can be as high as 20,000 miles.