If you change your oil for yourself, you naturally put the best motor oil in your car every 3,000 miles or so. What you don’t know is that you don’t have to change it so frequently. As the science of motor oil has advanced over the past couple decades, the 3,000 mile rule has gone by the wayside. Now, thanks to additives and synthetic oil, you need only change your oil about ever 7,500 miles or so.
Of course, some of you may not know how to change your oil, and so you take it in every 3,000 miles regardless. While you may be thankful to learn that you probably don’t have to have it changed as frequently (if you use synthetic oil that is), then you may also be wondering what else your mechanic isn’t telling you.
Thankfully, finding the best oil change places isn’t so hard. While it is better to do it yourself, many of us either lack the know-how, or simply don’t have the time to do it. That being said, where are the best oil change places that won’t try to cheat you?
Believe it or not, many times the best oil change places are the big chains like Jiffy Lube, Pep Boys or Sears. Their employees are well trained, and they won’t try to sell you extra stuff. They’re more interested in a high turnover. They want to get your car in and out so that they can do more oil changes.
Failing an auto-parts chain, the next best oil change places are often dealerships. If you have a Chevy, the best oil change places are Chevy dealerships. Ditto for Ford, Toyota, or whichever brand of car you drive. Of course, dealerships are notorious for trying to sell you extra things, many of which you don’t need. You need only change your air filters every 9,000 miles, or when they’re black (not brown). Transmission fluid should only be changed every 70,000 miles or so, and radiator flushes need only be happen around 50,000 miles.
These are a few of the best oil change places, but it’s always better to do it yourself. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Read more: www.motoroilmatters.org