With any common task, there are often myths and misconceptions that pop up over time. Oil changes are no different. Millions of gallons of oil are wasted every year simply because people buy into motor oil myths that just aren't true. To help you save some money, here are a few common myths regarding the oil change interval for your vehicle and the truth behind the myths.

The first and most common myth is that you need to change your oil every 3,000 miles. While this was certainly true for older vehicles using older motor oil formulations, we at Land Rover of Tacoma want you to know that this is not the case any longer. In most cases, you can space your oil changes every 5,000-10,000 miles in Fife, WA, depending on the type of oil you use.

Another common myth is that your oil filter only needs to be replaced during every other oil change. This is easy to assume if you use a premium oil filter when maintaining your vehicle. However, even premium oil filters need to be replaced every time you change your oil so that the dirty filter doesn't introduce contaminants into the clean oil.

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