Over the years, we have been told to change the oil in our cars every 3,000 miles or every 3 months, whichever comes first. With all the changes to cars and trucks these days, you might wonder if the regime still the same.

These days more cars are using synthetic oil. Plus about half of car makers now use oil life monitoring systems, including all three domestic automakers. That represents most of the vehicles sold in the U.S. Oil life monitoring takes the guessing out of oil changes. It monitors driving conditions, oil consumption and the way the car is driven.

One thing is for sure: changing the oil is super important for the life of your vehicle. Don’t think for a second that continuing with your old oil change schedule doesn’t make a difference

”Waste oil is a problem exacerbated by too-frequent oil changes, according to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, which has campaigned against the 3,000-mile dictate. The agency says that 153.5 million gallons of used oil is generated in California annually, but only 59 percent of it is recycled.“ -Edmonds.com

It may sound complicated but a small amount of research on your car will not only save money, you will reduce the oil that is wasted.Here at Auto Center of Texas we know how important your car is to you. We offer free scheduled maintenance for all vehicles purchased at any of our three great locations.