Oil Change

Oil Change
Oil Change

Checking your owner’s manual will tell you if your driving habits are considered to be “severe service.” This type of driving will cause the need for more frequent lube and oil changes, as warned by the Car Care Council. You should have your oil changed accordingly, probably about every 3-5,000 miles. For less wear and tear on the engine, drivers in cold climates (sub-zero driving temperatures) should reduce their oil weight from 10-W30 to 5-W30.

  • Description

    Typically, oil filters consist of high-strength steel housing containing different types of filtering media. An anti-drain-back valve prevents oil from coming out of the filter when the engine is turned off. Oil filters of today have a convenient spin-on design that makes removal and installation easy.

  • Purpose

    By sifting out contaminants, the oil filter allows the oil to flow through the engine unrestricted. If the oil filter were to become clogged or restricted by contaminants, they would flow around the filter. This bypassing is a safety mechanism, but letting oil and filter changes go so long that bypassing takes place, is a very bad idea.

  • Maintenance Tips/Suggestions

    Consult your owner’s manual for the best results, but consider that your driving probably constitutes a severe maintenance schedule. This usually means oil and filter changes every 3,000 miles or three months. If you change the filter yourself, dispose of it properly by taking used filters to a facility that accepts them. Used filters can be crushed, removing the used oil, and the steel part of the filter can be recycled. The oil from one used, seemingly innocent filter leaking into a landfill, can taint 62,000 gallons of groundwater.


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