Routine oil & filter changes
Although car manufacturers feel that oil changes are not needed every 3,000 miles, I have been in the business for over 30 years and do not agree with this. I recommend vehicles using regular grade oil to change the oil & filter every 3,000 miles. For synthetic oil, every 5,000-6,000 miles. In my professional opinion, infrequent oil changes can still lead to sludge build up and may cause internal engine problems. In addition, at our shop, regular oil & filter changes are accompanied by a 31 point courtesy check, which ensures that a professional mechanic is looking at your engine, tires, belts, hoses, battery, brakes, etc to give you a full report on when your scheduled maintenance is due and addresses any problems before they cause mechanical failure that might leave you stranded.