OIL CHANGE / PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
We recommend that you change your truck oil and filters every 5,000 miles. That’s our best estimate. It may be too late for many people and too soon for a few, but for the vast majority a 5,000-mile oil changes will help your engine last to a ripe old age.
You may want to consider changing your oil more frequently if:
Why Should I change my oil?
Oil undergoes thermal breakdown and loses viscosity due to high operating temperature. When this occurs, the oil becomes less effective as a lubricant. And without a good lubricant, expensive parts of the engine rub together and wear each other out.
What happens if I do not change my oil and air filter?
Your engine won’t last as long as it could. Oil serves many crucial functions, and clean oil performs those functions better than dirty oil. Changing your oil and air filter every 5,000 miles is a cost effective insurance policy against major expensive repairs down the road.