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The “3000 Mile Oil Change” is a Myth

Here is a myth that is "busted" not by the Discovery Channel's Mybusters, but the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB). The myth is that you have to change your engine oil every 3000 miles. According a recent CIWMB study, 73 percent of California drivers change their oil more frequently than their manufacturer recommends. Read More »

Synthetic Motor Oils

Seeing the ads for synthetic motor oils, you may ask yourself, “is this something that I need for my engine?” And, “are they are worth the extra money?” Conventional mineral motor oils are refined using crude oil for the base stock. In contrast, the base stocks for synthetic oils are man-made organic esters and other synthesized hydrocarbons. Produced from crude ... Read More »

Why Change a Car’s Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

Lately there has been a lot of discussion in the media on the topic of changing oil, specifically on how often it should be changed. It is my intention to convince my readers to change the oil in their vehicles every 3,000 miles. Read More »