If you fall into the category of drivers who allow a windshield reminder sticker to dictate when they get an oil change, current proficiency recommends you drop that habit. Conversely, it is advised you observe the automobile maker's advised service intervals. For those driving modern cars, it is advised that you rely upon the car's oil life monitoring system to inform you when it is time for a change.

In the maintenance section of your owner's manual, there is an oil change information section customized for your vehicle. Commonly, the manual will provide two service schedules, based on what they deem "normal" and "special" driving conditions. Decide which description best fits you and follow the advised schedule. If you are unable to locate your owner's manual, chances are you can find one online or perhaps refer to Edmund's Maintenance Schedules, whose database includes makes as far back as 1980.

Recently, manufacturers have been installing oil life monitors, which are based on mileage and inform the driver via a maintenance light when the vehicle reaches that predetermined mileage stove. In more advanced versions, the monitors are continuously tracking information via sensors located throughout the car then utilize an algorithm to predict your oil life. Depending on your driving conditions and behaviors, the frequency of your car's lubricant can vary daily. All guesswork is eliminated about when your next tune up is and you are free to just drive until the maintenance light informs you. It is very important to bear in mind that these systems are created to work with the factory-recommended brands. As high-tech as they may seem, they are not advanced enough to distinguish if you opt to upgrade to a higher brand. So, it actually pays to save your money and depend on the factory fill.

1962 Chevrolet 409 Engine Asy 409hp Rebuilt Intake To Pan With Dual Quad Carbs
1962 Chevrolet 409 Engine Asy 409hp Rebuilt Intake To Pan With Dual Quad Carbs
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1962-63 Chevy 409 427 - S Matching Remanufactured Engine
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Rare 1962 Chevrolet 409 W Short Block Cleannot Boredrebuiltgm Partsdated
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1961-64 Chevy Rebuilt 409 Date Choice Engine Assembly Less External Accessories
16,999.00
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1962 Chevy 409 427 - S Matching Remanufactured Engine
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409 Chevy W Engine
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348 Chevy Turn Key W Engine Looks Like 409 No Core Required
348 Chevy Turn Key W Engine Looks Like 409 No Core Required
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1964 Chevrolet Impala 409 Fan Shroud Super Sport Ss Bel Air Biscayne1 Year Only
1964 Chevrolet Impala 409 Fan Shroud Super Sport Ss Bel Air Biscayne1 Year Only
350.00
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Rare C16 348 409 Weiand Drag Star 6x2 Aluminium Intake Manifold Chevy Impala1958
1,400.00
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Chevy 348409 Performer Rpm Cylinder Head - Assm
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409 Chevy Engine Runs No Smoke No Rattles.
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New 1962 Impala Ss 283-327-409 Rear Trunk Panel Molding Chrome Bar Chevrolet
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Vintage Nos 1963 Chevy Z11 Impala 409 Dog Dish Poverty Hubcaps Wheel Covers
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Edelbrock Chevy 348409 Performer Rpm Cylinder Head - Assm Pn - 60815
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348 Chevy 409 Impala Offenhauser 6 Pack Intake Manifold Nos Holley 94 Carbs
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1962 1963 Chevy Impala Belair Front Fender Emblem Flags Pair 327 409 Corvette
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409 Chevy Heads 0817
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1963 Chevy 409 340hp Intake 3830831
1,000.00
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Edelbrock Chevy 348409 Performer Rpm Cylinder Head - Assm Pn - 60819
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409 59 64chevy Impala Belair Moser Rear End Housing Axle 9 Ford 716 Studs
1,129.00
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409 509 58596061626364 Chevy Impala Aluminum World 409 W Block Bmp 085575
6,163.00
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Real Gm 1963 1964 1965 Chevy 409 Orig Duel Snorkel 1x4 Air Cleaner Super Sport
1,299.95
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1962 1963 Chevy 409 380hp 400hp Orig 1x4 Aluminum Intake Manifold 3814678 62 Ss
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1961-1964 409 Chevy 61-62 Corvette Used Rare 3789812 Posi Rear End Empty Case1
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Original 1962 Chevrolet 409 Horsepower Qb Complete Engine Bell Transmission
12,250.00
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409 Chevy 1965 Hp 409425 Rebuilt Engine 2x4 Oem Z11 Factory Camshaft Hp Heads
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Edelbrock 60819 Performer Rpm 348409 Chevy Cylinder Head Complete
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348 409 58596061626364 Chevy Chevrolet Impala 4 Scat Forged Crankshaft
989.00
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1963 Chevy Impala Conv Ss 409 Anodized Grille
995.00
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New 1962 Chevrolet Impala Ss Rear Trunk Panel Molding Engine Turn Swirl 327 409
929.00
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1955 - 64 Chevy 1963 Posi Rearend Rebuilt 3789812 P Case D-18-63 409
1,550.00
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Chevy 409 Master Engine Kit Pistons 266s Isky Solid Cam 1961-65 Pistons Timing
1,207.62
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Chevrolet 348 Tri Power 3x2 Intake With Carbs 1959 59 Fits 58-65 348 Or 409
1,250.00
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Restored 409 Chevrolet 340 Hp Rochester 4gc-4jet Carburetor
850.00
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1964 1965 Chevy Impala 409 Orig 2x4 Rear 3804s Carter Abf Carburetor Dated A4
899.95
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409 61626364 Chevy Chevrolet Impala Ss Ross Forged Pistons 30 4.250 Stroke
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New 1962 Impala 283-327-409 Rear Trunk Panel Molding With Chrome Bar Chevrolet
749.50
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Nos 1961-62 Chevrolet Impala Belair Bisc 409 360hp Afb Carburetor 3270 H1 Date
750.00
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Main Rod Bearings W Moly Piston Rings For Chevrolet Ls Gen Iii Iv 4.8l 5.3l
104.98
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Nos 1961-62 Chevrolet Belair 409 Hub Caps Original Flash Chromed Brass Set Of 4
1,250.00
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58596061 348 409 Chevy Impala 3x2 Tri Power Phenolic Spacer Rochester 2g 2gc
2,296.50
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Vintage 1963 Chevy Z11 Impala 409 Dog Dish Poverty Hubcaps Wheel Covers
Vintage 1963 Chevy Z11 Impala 409 Dog Dish Poverty Hubcaps Wheel Covers
1,000.00
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64636260615958 Chevy Belair 348 409 Carblinesfilterlinkageair Cleaners
64636260615958 Chevy Belair 348 409 Carblinesfilterlinkageair Cleaners
999.00
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Chevrolet 409 Dual Quad Intake 3814881 Date 121663
650.00
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5859606162636465 348 409 Chevy Impala Ss Bel Air Water Pump Cast Aluminum
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19631965 Chevrolet Remanufactured 4gc Rochester 4 Barrel Carburetor 409 Engine
999.99
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1961 65 409 Chevy Chevrolet Impala Ss Belair 409 Dip Stick With Air Conditioning
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Nos 1967 1969 Square Mesh Open Element Air Filter Nova Camaro Chevelle Impala
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1961-1962 Chevy Impala 409 360380 Hp 4bbl Carter Carburetor 3270s Reman
785.40
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D309y Dougs Headers Header Chev Pass 409 58 64 Ctd
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Full Size Chevy Air Cleaner 409ci With Dual-four Barrel Carburetors Chrome
843.99
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 Nos 1964 Chevy Impala 2dr Sport Coupe Conv Front Fender Molding Gm 3844316
Nos 1964 Chevy Impala 2dr Sport Coupe Conv Front Fender Molding Gm 3844316
1,149.99
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Chevy 409 Master Engine Kit Isky Cam 111 1965 64 280h Pistons Rings Bearings
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1961-65 Chevy 409 Carter 3783s 4 Bbl Afb Carburetors
1961-65 Chevy 409 Carter 3783s 4 Bbl Afb Carburetors
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Chevrolet Special High Performance Rochester 4gc-4jet Custom Carburetor 700cfm
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4 Black 2018-2020 Equinox 17 Wheel Skins Hub Caps Full Covers Fit Aluminum Rim
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6162636465 Chevy Impala 409 Rebuild Engine Kit 11-1 Pistons 280h Isky Cam
6162636465 Chevy Impala 409 Rebuild Engine Kit 11-1 Pistons 280h Isky Cam
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1964 Chevy Impala Belair Biscayne Forward Front Light Wiring Harness 283 327 409
1964 Chevy Impala Belair Biscayne Forward Front Light Wiring Harness 283 327 409
164.95
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New 1962 Chevrolet Chevy Impala Ss 409 Hubcap Knock Off Spinners Lot Of 4
310.00
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409 Logo Valve Covers Polished Aluminum Chevy Impala Ss Bel Air 6564636261
659.00
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Rochester 4gc 4 Jet Carb 283 327 348 409 Chevy Read
129.99
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1962-1964 Chevy V8 409 340-409hp Left Exhaust Manifold 3814683 Used
1962-1964 Chevy V8 409 340-409hp Left Exhaust Manifold 3814683 Used
336.60
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348 409 Chevy 64636261 Impala Ss Bel Air Roller Rockers Rocker Arms 1.72x716
348 409 Chevy 64636261 Impala Ss Bel Air Roller Rockers Rocker Arms 1.72x716
2,145.00
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1963 Chevy Impala Belair Biscayne Forward Front Light Wiring Harness 283 327 409
1963 Chevy Impala Belair Biscayne Forward Front Light Wiring Harness 283 327 409
161.95
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Chevy 348 409 Tri-power Intake Manifold 1958-1961
Chevy 348 409 Tri-power Intake Manifold 1958-1961
389.00
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62 63 64 Chevy Truck 348 409 Intake Manifold 3844472 1962 1963 1964
62 63 64 Chevy Truck 348 409 Intake Manifold 3844472 1962 1963 1964
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1962 12 Chevrolet 409 C.i. Oem Aluminum Single 4 Bbl Manifold Pn 3822929 Spo
1962 12 Chevrolet 409 C.i. Oem Aluminum Single 4 Bbl Manifold Pn 3822929 Spo
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Mbrp T409 Dual Cat Back Exhaust For 2016-2019 Chevy Camaro Ss 6.2l V8 Mt
Mbrp T409 Dual Cat Back Exhaust For 2016-2019 Chevy Camaro Ss 6.2l V8 Mt
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1965 Impala Ss Belair Carter 3783s Afb Carburetor Chevrolet 409 Performance
1965 Impala Ss Belair Carter 3783s Afb Carburetor Chevrolet 409 Performance
150.00
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Original Core Carter Afb Carburetor 1965 Chevrolet Impala Bel Air With 409 400hp
399.00
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New 1963 Chevrolet Impala Ss Rear Trunk Panel Molding Engine Turn Swirl 327 409
New 1963 Chevrolet Impala Ss Rear Trunk Panel Molding Engine Turn Swirl 327 409
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58596061626364 348 409 Chevy Isky Cams Roller Cam
58596061626364 348 409 Chevy Isky Cams Roller Cam
449.00
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Edelbrock Chevy 348409 Performer Rpm Cylinder Head - Assm 60815
Edelbrock Chevy 348409 Performer Rpm Cylinder Head - Assm 60815
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New Water Pump 348 409 W Motor 58596061626364 Chevrolet Impala Ss Bel Air
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Nos Offy Offenhauser 348 409 Chevy Chevrolet 6 Stromberg 97 Intake Manifold
Nos Offy Offenhauser 348 409 Chevy Chevrolet 6 Stromberg 97 Intake Manifold
450.99
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348 409 596061626364 Chevy Impala 9 Ford Bolt In Kit With Adjustable Arms
348 409 596061626364 Chevy Impala 9 Ford Bolt In Kit With Adjustable Arms
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409 Chevy Chevrolet Impala Bel Air Forged Ross 4.342 030 Over Bore 10.5 Pistons
409 Chevy Chevrolet Impala Bel Air Forged Ross 4.342 030 Over Bore 10.5 Pistons
699.00
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409 Chevy 6465 Rare Cartruck Block
409 Chevy 6465 Rare Cartruck Block
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1965 Impala Ss Belair Carter 3783s Afb Carburetor Chevrolet 409 Dated L4
1965 Impala Ss Belair Carter 3783s Afb Carburetor Chevrolet 409 Dated L4
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Chevy 348409 Finned Aluminum Valve Covers Polishd
Chevy 348409 Finned Aluminum Valve Covers Polishd
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Chevy 61626364 Impala Ss Bel Air 409 Connecting Rodsarp Boltsflooting Pins
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Billet Alternator Brackets Chevy Impala Belair 348 409 5859606162636465
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1961 Ss 4 Speed Console Shift Boot 61 Ss Chevy Impala Super Sport Chevrolet 409
1961 Ss 4 Speed Console Shift Boot 61 Ss Chevy Impala Super Sport Chevrolet 409
195.00
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Chevy 1964 Impala Original Rear Bumper Core Oem Ss 327 409 Braces Bracket J16001
Chevy 1964 Impala Original Rear Bumper Core Oem Ss 327 409 Braces Bracket J16001
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348 409 596061626364 Chevy Impala Bel Air 9 Ford Bolt In Kit Control Arms
348 409 596061626364 Chevy Impala Bel Air 9 Ford Bolt In Kit Control Arms
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1961 1962 Chevrolet Impala Antennas Lh And Rh Convertible Hardtop 61 62 348 409
1961 1962 Chevrolet Impala Antennas Lh And Rh Convertible Hardtop 61 62 348 409
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1965 Chevy Impala Belair Biscayne Engine Wiring Harness 409 With Gauges Ss
1965 Chevy Impala Belair Biscayne Engine Wiring Harness 409 With Gauges Ss
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62 63 64 Chevy 409425 Hp Dual Quad Front Afb 3361s Dated Be4 Mint Original
62 63 64 Chevy 409425 Hp Dual Quad Front Afb 3361s Dated Be4 Mint Original
649.95
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Offy Offenhauser Chevy 348409 Valve Covers Polished Finned Aluminum
Offy Offenhauser Chevy 348409 Valve Covers Polished Finned Aluminum
489.90
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409 Chevy Vintage Cylinder Head 3830817
409 Chevy Vintage Cylinder Head 3830817
495.00
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1962 Valve Covers With Drippers And Decals 409 409 Hp Chevy Impala Ss Bel Air
1962 Valve Covers With Drippers And Decals 409 409 Hp Chevy Impala Ss Bel Air
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409 6162636465 Chevrolet Impala Ss Bel Air Icon Forged Pistons .068
409 6162636465 Chevrolet Impala Ss Bel Air Icon Forged Pistons .068
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1962-1964 409 340-409 Hp Left Exhaust Manifold 3814683 Chevrolet Impala
1962-1964 409 340-409 Hp Left Exhaust Manifold 3814683 Chevrolet Impala
325.00
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58 59 60 61 62 63 64 348 409 Chevy 4 Stroker Kit Ross Pistons 10.5 .030 .060
58 59 60 61 62 63 64 348 409 Chevy 4 Stroker Kit Ross Pistons 10.5 .030 .060
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1959 1960 1961 59 60 61 Chevy Impala Bel Air Biscayne Chrome 348 409 Fan Shroud
1959 1960 1961 59 60 61 Chevy Impala Bel Air Biscayne Chrome 348 409 Fan Shroud
600.00
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Chevrolet 348 Tri Power 348 Intake 1958-61 Also 409 340 Hp Engine
Chevrolet 348 Tri Power 348 Intake 1958-61 Also 409 340 Hp Engine
350.00
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1960-1962 Corvette 61-63 Chevy 409 3779553 Alum Bell Housing W3765641 Ink Stamp
1960-1962 Corvette 61-63 Chevy 409 3779553 Alum Bell Housing W3765641 Ink Stamp
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Ac Fuel Pump 1963 64 65 Chevy Pass 409
Ac Fuel Pump 1963 64 65 Chevy Pass 409
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Companies are now making extended-life oils available, guaranteed to last until the mileage notated on the bottles, with some as high as 15,000 miles. However, it should be noted that these are recommended for automobiles that are beyond their warranty limits. Actually, most manufacturers will deem your warranty void if you fail to adhere to their recommended service schedules.

There is no absolute answer to the question of how typically a driver should obtain an oil change. Although the average idea is every three to five thousand miles, there are many factors that can affect that estimate. If you happen to schedule your maintenance too early, you are only aiding in the health of your engine. The older the lubrication is, the harder your engine has to work to perform properly. Thus, your car burns more fuel. So, going in early only equates to you minimizing gas mileage.

There has been ethanol in gasoline for a lot longer than many people suspect. Henry Ford's first car was actually powered solely by this biofuel back in 1896. Level Oil began using it in its fuel formulas in the 1920s to assist engine performance. It wasn't until the latter part of the twentieth century that this sustainable fuel product began to be sold commercially. The combination of rising oil prices and environmental concerns has resulted in the use of this additive as a replacement for other petroleum-based active ingredients that power the nation's vehicles.