Change Your Oil Less than the Lube Shop Recommends to Slash Your Vehicle Repair Costs in Cincinnati
Want to save more on mechanical work Cincinnati? Then commit a vehicle maintenance sin – start procrastinating your oil changes. We don’t mean never get an oil change. That will send your car straight to the pits of Hades. But you can put them off longer than the official “every 3,000 miles or 3 months” that you’ve had rammed into your head ever since your first driver’s ed class.
The reality is that most cars that have been made in this millennium can stand to go 5,000, maybe even 7,000 miles per oil change. In fact, it’s even recommended. Google your car’s year and model and you’ll get a more specific range.
Substantial Savings in Your Annual Repairs
With those new guidelines, you could stand to cut your oil change costs in half, or nearly so. At an average of 6 oil changes a year, we’re talking an easy savings of $150 to $200 off of your average car repairs. That’s some substantial savings, and all you’ve got to do is start putting off your oil changes.
Of course that’s also money out of the lube shop’s pocket, so they’ll still recommend 3,000 miles on the reminder sticker they put in the corner of the window. Just add another 2,000 to 5,000 miles to that, depending on your car, and put the savings in your own pocket instead.