At 3,000 miles, it is important that you check your oil and all fluids. Check your wiper blades. Check tread dept on all four tires and adjust tire pressure to manufacturer’s specs. Proper maintenance will give you more trouble free miles and save you money in the long run. You can get help with this and all your vehicle maintenance at your Gabriel’s Automotive.
Be aware, however, of what is becoming known as “the 3000 Mile Myth.” Although oil companies and quick lube shops like to promote the idea that engine oil should be changed every 3000 miles, advances in car engines and oils have made that obsolete. Synthetic oils, because of their advanced properties, need to be changed even less often. Motorists should check their car manufacturer’s guidelines, which may recommend much longer intervals between changes based on driving conditions.
“Ford motor company generally recommends getting an oil change every 5000 miles or every six months, which ever comes first.” -www.ford.com-
“I remember my first car and how my father told me it was important to change the engine oil every 3000 miles. A lot has changed since then. For the vast majority, 5000 mile oil changes will help your engine last to a ripe old age.” Angelo, host of In the Garage with Jim and Angelo, on KLSX FM.
- Change engine oil and filter
- Lubrication of all grease fittings on your vehicle, as applicable
- Check all fluid levels under the hood
- Check wiper blades