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Most people are aware by now that the 3,000-mile rule regarding oil changes is outdated for the majority of modern-day vehicles. Nevertheless, oil change service is still a routine necessity. The question is how often you need to swap out your motor oil. 

Oil Change Intervals 

As established, the 3,000-mile rule is outdated. It’s only relevant for motorists who own a pre-2000 model year. Modern Mitsubishi vehicles can go 5,000 to 7,500 miles between oil changes. However, it’s not just about mileage but also about the length of time. Perhaps you don’t drive that often. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you only need to change your oil once every five years or so. 

Even when a car isn’t driven, the oil accumulates moisture. The moisture contributes to the breakdown of the ingredients in the oil. As oil degrades, it turns into sludge and becomes less effective at lubricating the engine metal parts.

Be Mindful of Driving Conditions 

Oil changes also don’t just come down to mileage and time. Driving conditions are another major factor. Certain types of driving accelerate oil corrosion. A prime example is driving short distances on city streets every day. The same goes for when you drive under constant stop-and-go traffic. When you drive short distances at lower speeds, the oil doesn’t have ample time to warm up.

If these sound like your driving habits, you may require oil changes more frequently. Consult our team for further guidance!

Schedule an Oil Change Today

Visit MotorWorld Mitsubishi to schedule an oil change today! We perform oil changes on all Mitsubishi models and do so efficiently!
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