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Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

pouring engine oil from its plastic containerYou’ll often read in the manufacturer’s guide that came with your vehicle that you can change your oil every 7,500 miles – or more. That would be true in an “ideal” world, but most of us don’t drive our vehicles in an “ideal” world. In fact, most of our vehicles face what manufacturers call “severe” driving conditions, such as, extensive stop-go driving or idling in traffic, driving in extreme heat or cold, or frequent short-distance driving in which the engine doesn’t reach full operating temperature. And when you face those “severe” driving conditions, most manufacturers recommend that you get your oil changed much more frequently.

At TGK Automotive, we find that those “severe” driving conditions apply to many of our customers. Add in the fact that the average vehicle being driven is 11.6 years old, and we usually recommend that you bring your vehicle in every 3,000 miles if you use a synthetic blend of oil or every 5,000 miles if you use synthetic oil.

When you bring your vehicle into any of TGK Automotive’s six locations in the Twin Cities for an oil change, we will also do a courtesy full vehicle safety and reliability inspection on your vehicle.

Source: TGK Automotive

Give us a call today at TGK Automotive if your vehicle needs repair or maintenance. Or check out our special offers on our website for a coupon by clicking here.

Maplewood – (651) 489-9455

1728 Rice St.

Maplewood, MN 55113

Hugo – (651) 407-3611

5241 130th St. N.

Hugo, MN 55038

Crystal – (763) 535-1716

5337 Edgewood Ave. N

Crystal, MN 55428

St. Anthony – (612) 781-1788

1850 New Brighton Blvd.

Minneapolis, MN 55418

St. Paul – 3M Campus – (651) 739-2351

2545 Conway Ave.

St Paul, MN 55119

Bloomington – (952) 881-6454

9209 Lyndale Avenue South

Bloomington, MN 55420

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