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Automotive Lubricants | 3,000 Mile Oil Change a Thing of the Past?

Mobil 1 Oil ChangeIn a survey from August of last year, 51% of automobile owners responded that they should change their oil every 3,000 miles. However, according to Steve Mazor, manager of the Auto Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center, “the 3,000-mile oil change just says that the marketing campaign by quick-lube companies has been effective.”


Improvement in the quality of oils, fuels and automotive lubricants as well as advances in car engines have typically lengthened the suggested oil-change interval to 7,500 miles – 10,000 miles according to most automobile manufacturers.

A recent article in the LA Times says the issue in California has caused officials to start a campaign discouraging drivers from getting their oil changed too often, causing excessive oil waste.

As a Mobil 1 distributor, PetroLiance offers a broad selection of superior automotive lubricants to Quick Lube Businesses, automobile dealerships and repair facilities.  In addition to our broad selection of superior automotive lubricants and diesel engine oils, PetroLiance® also offers expertise, knowledge and a commitment to service to help you succeed. Whether you require gasoline for on-site storage, anti-freeze, absorbents, automotive lubricants or inventory management, PetroLiance® combines on-time delivery with best-in-class technical support.

Read the LA Times article here.