How often do you get an oil change? 3000 miles? 5000 miles? more?
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Thread: How often do you get an oil change? 3000 miles? 5000 miles? more?

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    Smile How often do you get an oil change? 3000 miles? 5000 miles? more?

    I have taken my gorgeous, amazing Kia Soul to a variety of different locations for oil changes. Once to the Kia dealer, where i purchased it. Once to Midas (where i was over-charged!), and once to a AAA garage, where they were super nice and cheap, and once to Wal-Mart where they turned me away ("we don't do oil changes on 2010 cars"!!!)
    Anyways, i've heard so many different things from mechanics, so i'd like to know, HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY OIL?
    3000 miles? 5000 miles? more?

    Thanks Everyone!!
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    Kia says every 7500 miles as long as you don't drive under harsh conditions.

    I go every 5000-6000 miles using full synthetic oil. I most likely could go longer but why chance it.

    My father has a prius hybrid and he doesn't change his oil until he hits 10,000 miles since the last oil change.

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    I go 6k miles with a full synthetic, Mobil 1. I do this with all of my cars.
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    #bodycount - what is considered "harsh conditions"?
    (i drive in the city and on the highway. its south carolina, so the roads are pretty bad, but its not terrible....)

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    Every 6,500 to 7,500 Mobil 1 Full-Synthetic. I drive 95% highway so that may not work for you.

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    7500 with Amsoil.
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    7500 mobil 1 - synthetic
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    7500 miles using Royal Purple oil and their filter. No problems. Just follow the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misstarajayne View Post
    #bodycount - what is considered "harsh conditions"?
    (i drive in the city and on the highway. its south carolina, so the roads are pretty bad, but its not terrible....)
    Heads up, everyone: it is not at all difficult to qualify for what the owner's manual deems "extreme conditions." Check your OM's maintenance schedule for details. Things as innocuous as living where roads are salted, coastal areas, dusty areas, etc., even living close to work--frequent trips under 5 miles--will HALVE the intervals on the "standard" maintenance schedule. We have to get our Souls' underbody flushed ONCE PER WEEK to maintain the rust/perforation warranty. This is ludicrous. I'm expecting to read of lots of warranty service rejections down the road. Think KIA CS is going to believe "yes, I did the high-pressure underbody flush at home--every week, just like the book says..."?

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