Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Collideoscope: Saving the Environment & Your Wallet

Trying to reduce your gas milage in this difficult economic climate?  What about your oil milage ?  A study out of California found that most drivers are changing their oil more than necessary.  Based on figures established when the only oil available was single-grade with no detergents, most drivers assume they should change their oil every 3,000 miles. 


Of course this is what the oil change places and the auto stores recommend to you.  But auto makers themselves are recommending 5,000, 7,000, or even 10,000 miles between oil changes for normal driving conditions.  Check your owner's manual.  So if you want to go a little greener, or if you just want to save a little green, maybe reducing your "oil footprint" is a good idea.


Josh R

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