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If I only drive my truck about 4000 miles a year is that when I should change my oil? I live in a small town, I rarely have to leave it.

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Dear friend-the service on your vehicle is called a annual service and is carried out at your leisure

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If ti gets cold and is not started often it should be changed at least twice a year, the reason is condensation causes acid build up in the block and will pitthe rings valves and cylinder walls. And it should be started once a week and gas additive like lucas gas additive to stablize the fuel so it does not rot fuel lines and other rubber parts in the system.

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Do i need to change oil in my truck every 3000 miles?


Please give the make model and year, and how far do you drive it on these outings?

Sep 09, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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It is normal to use over a quart of oil before oil change


My 1993 voyager is like that. It may burn some , it definitely leaks some , and it could be just sending some through the PCV valve. Oil leaks and burning oil causes pollution . If you can fix it with a new seal or a valve cover gasket it is easier than constantly checking your oil. Temperature, trailering, speed, outdoor temperature, and engine RPM all can be factors if you are losing oil. If your engine is a quart down, the engine oil consumption rate doubles or triples. In other words the lower the oil level the faster it disappears. High mile cars will drive for years as long as you add oil when it is needed (keep the oil level between the marks). Fix any obvious leaks. Then determine your oil change interval (3000 miles, 4000 miles, 5000 miles). I change between 4000 and 5000 miles. If i am a quart low at 3500 I add a quart. If I am a quart low at 4500 miles I just change the oil in the car. A good practice is to carry a quart of oil in your vehicle just in case you need it. It is far cheaper to add a quart when needed than to go to the dealer once to maybe fix a problem that they may not be able to find or fix. Older engines (even some newer ones) just use oil , especially in hotter climates. Fix the obvious and carry a quart.

Jan 14, 2011 | 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Minivan

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HI,I HAVE A CHRYSLER PACIFICA 2006 3.5L W SYNTHETIC OIL ,EVERY HOW MANY MILES NEED TO BE CHANGED?


Everyone say's 3000 miles. I was a technician for 16 years, I own three cars. One with 194000, one with 140000 and one with 107000 miles on it. I change my oil every 4000 to 5000 miles. From my experience most engine problems are from a lack of oil, not from a lack of oil changes. Remember to always keep an eye on your oil level.

Dec 09, 2010 | 2006 Chrysler Pacifica

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How long will the engine last?


Engines are like us humans. The better care they get the longer they last
\Change the oil at every 3000 to 4000 miles and do the preoper suggested maintenance by Fords outline in their manual for a long life
I own a 2000 Mountaineer with 190000 miles. It still runs like new although the body is starting to rot
The oil is changed every 4000 or sooner
Tuneups are done at 65000
Suspension is checked every year

May 30, 2010 | 1992 Ford F250

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Oil changes


You should check your owners manual for this information under severe service use. My gut reaction is 4000 is way too many miles if you expect to use this vehicle long term.

The oil may appear clean, the addatives that help the oil to lubricate and preserve your engine are more than likely consumed by 4000 miles.

Mar 09, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck

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Do I need to change brake fluid, clutch fluid and power steering fluid in my 2000 Honda ex 2Dr. coupe? It has 97,000 miles on it.


Unless you have a record of these fluids being changed in the past 18 months you should definitely change them. These fluids will degrade over time and need to be changed at appropriate intervals.
You should also flush the engine radiator and cooling system and replace with new coolant to the manufacturer's specs unless this has been done in the past 18 months.
Also ensure you change the engine oil and filter frequently (certainly more frequently than the manufacturer maximum interval specs which is based on optimum driving conditions which does not reflect reality.)

Frequent fluid changes = cheap preventative maintenance.

Brake fluid - every 2 years minimum
Clutch fluid - every 2 1/2 years minimum
PS fluid - every 3 years
Coolant flush and change - every 2 years
Engine oil - every 3500-4000 miles or 5 months minimum whichever is sooner
Oil filter - every second oil change.

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Dec 10, 2009 | 2000 Honda Civic

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Oil light goes on...had a dry stick 4 1/2 qts put in. no oil on ground. after oil change light went on at 70 miles.. on 15 secs then off for 5 miles then on again 15 secs--- off 4 miles--off 3 miles- off 2...


if it's not going onto the ground, and it's not being burned, check the positive crankcase ventilation and the exhaust gas recirculation valves for oil seepage...also check your air filter, if its got oil on it replace the pcv valve.

Jun 19, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Keeping my car


keep up on Oil changes every 3000-4000 miles will keep it going strong, cars like clean engines, and do all the basic preventitive maintenace stuff, drive normal, dont drive like a maniac and you should get a little over 220,000 miles out of it.

May 10, 2009 | 2003 Chrysler Town & Country

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