Here are answers to all your questions about only changing your oil once a year


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  • SLars Provo, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 4:18 a.m.

    Will Amsoil pay for a lawyer if my cars manufacturer refuses to repair it, because I did not follow their required oil change schedule? Over the years this has happened to several people I know with cars that have turbos.

  • Ronnie W. Layton, UT
    Jan. 18, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    Do you need change your oil every 3000 miles? Probably not. Maybe more like 5000-8000 miles.

    Can you do it every 20000 miles? I would say only in the right situation. If you have a newer car, you are using synthetic oil and the car isn't going through rough use. I would hate to see people with older cars starting to neglect their oil changes because they read they could in that paper.

    Oil is like insurance in a way. Changing it every 5000-8000 is a good idea. Waiting a few thousands miles may not burn you this time, but next time, it could and you will be out of the cost of an engine.

    I will pay the $20 bucks 4 times a year to do it myself, rather than take a gamble and see if I am out $4000 dollars.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 10:57 p.m.

    I can believe that synthetic oils can go 2o K miles, but what about filter. No matter how clean we might hope our engine is, the use of synthetics will provide a cleaner engine. Where will that gunk go? Into the filter. Let's here proper advice on filters!

  • Krisjhn Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 4:44 p.m.

    Thanks for the info. I am interested in Transmission flushes. How often should it be done? What's the best product? And should this be left to a professional shop or can I, like I do with oil changes, do my own transmission flush.

    Also, I am curious about spark plugs. How often should they be checked. And what are your product recommendations.

  • CARL South Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 3:58 p.m.

    I have been using Mobil One Oil since I have my engine repaired under warranty. Since then I never have major problems with the engine. One thing that I like about this oil was that I have much easier cold weather start and never have to wait for car to warm up but I drive slowly for about 4 blocks. I am very low mileage driver (about 5-700 miles/month). I change my oil every 8 month (That is when change oil light came on) It passed every emission tests since 2000 because it has very low wear and no carbon build ups.

  • Winglish Lehi, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    Thank you so much for the pair of articles. I was interested and tuned in to both. In a future article, I would be interested to know if there is anything special that a car owner should do to their car during the cold winter months. For example, do you recommend changing oil weights or anything like that?