Raise your hand if you learned that you should have an oil change every 3,000 miles? Not so any more. Advances in motor oil and additive packages are making a significant difference. Most manufacturers are recommending oil changes every 5,000 miles. Some manufacturers are suggesting even longer intervals.
So what should you do?
Two things: Consult your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer recommends. Second, pay attention to the AutoCamp reminder sticker in the top left of your windshield.
Mileage isn’t the only factor to consider. If you house a collector or other vehicle in a non-temperature controlled environment over the winter, your vehicle is likely to collect condensation in the oil. That’s not good and you should check your oil or change the oil when your car comes out of hibernation.
If you drive your vehicle in what is called “severe service,” you may need more frequent oil changes. Severe service includes extended idling, towing, mountain driving, consistently hard acceleration, and driving in dirty, dusty, or sandy conditions.
Talk to your AutoCamp Service Advisor about what is best for your vehicle!