Newer vehicles spared the tradition of the 3,000-mile oil change

The 3,000-mile oil change guideline made sense when vehicles and oil weren't very efficient.
The 3,000-mile oil change guideline made sense when vehicles and oil weren't very efficient. | File photo

While it used to be commonplace to get a vehicle's oil changed every 3,000 miles, that's no longer necessary for newer vehicles, according to a Kiefer Kia blog post.

The old 3,000-mile guideline made sense when vehicles and oil weren't very efficient. Traveling farther than that without an oil change could actually damage the vehicle. Today, modern technology means vehicles can safely travel farther between oil changes.

Check your vehicle's owner's manual for recommendations as to how often to change the oil. If you can't find the manual, feel free to ask a Kiefer Kia technician. 

Taking the vehicle for regular servicing and maintenance that includes an oil change will also keep the vehicle in optimal running condition. After getting a vehicle serviced or getting an oil change, a technician should provide a sticker noting when the vehicle should be serviced again.

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