I guess I should have mentioned that the reason I’m asking is that I come from a “3,000 miles or GO DOWN IN FLAMES ALONG WITH YOUR CAR” family (my mom freaks out if she’s even 100 miles over her 3K limit)…
…but the other day, when my boss picked me up (to take me to work) after I dropped my car off for my 3K mile oil change, he asked me how often I have it done.
Much eye-rolling ensued, and he said I was wasting money, and could easily go 5,000 miles if not 6,000 between changes without harm to the car, as long as I make sure not to RUN OUT of oil.
Needless to say, this rocked my entire belief system. :eek:
FWIW, I have a 1986 BMW 325ES.
And a crush on my mechanic (which means I generally try to use up those 3,000 miles quickly ).