Risks of Higher Mileage Oil Change Intervals

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Driving Over Dodge or Ram Recommended Oil Change Intervals

One of the most important aspects of maintaining the health of your Ford is with regular oil changes. If you live in Decatur, Jacksonville, Lincoln, or Taylorville, IL and drive a newer vehicle, not adhering to the recommended oil change intervals can not only threaten the engine components but could also void the warranty. It is a widely held belief that oil change service for most vehicles should occur every 3,000 miles. However, for Ford vehicles 2008 models and newer, it is recommended to have oil change service every 7,5000 miles or six months, whichever comes first. For vehicles 2007 and older, oil change service is recommended every 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. While this 5,000 to 7,000-mile interval schedule is more commonly used, it is important to follow manufacturer recommendations and consider your driving habits and style.

Directs Risks of Not Following Manufacturer Oil Change Recommended Intervals

Just as there are risks relating to not getting regular oil change service, there are also risks for higher mileage oil change intervals such as:

  • Failing to track mileage between oil changes
  • Failing to check oil levels at least once a month
  • Ignoring the oil monitoring system such as the oil pressure light
  • Oil burning
  • The creation of oil sludge
  • Spun bearings

While it is true that oil and engine technology has drastically improved, synthetic oils are more commonly used over traditional blends, which is why most oil change intervals are extended beyond every 3,000 miles or every six months.

Green Dodge Ram Service Center

When you visit Green Dodge for oil change service, you will be guided into our express service lane that is opened during early bird hours for your convenience Monday – Friday 7:00 am — 6:00 pm and Saturdays 8:00 am — 2:00 pm. Our highly trained certified technicians use high-quality Mopar performance parts that are designed for any Ford make or model and are committed to completing service in a timely manner. While you wait, take advantage of our comfortable waiting area with flat-screen TVs and complimentary snacks and coffee. For your convenience, we offer access to free Wi-Fi. We’re also proud to be a pet-friendly dealership, so feel free to bring your best buddy! Green Dodge is a community involved dealership that is committed to not only bringing value to our customers but to our community as well. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (217) 718-6856.

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  • Comfortable Waiting Area with TV
  • Certified Technicians
  • Lifetime Powertrain Protection
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  • Community Involved Dealership
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  • Free Wifi
  • Rental Cars Available
  • Express Service Lane
  • Early Bird Hours
  • Goodyear Tires
  • Mopar Performance Parts
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Shuttle Service Available
  • Complimentary Coffee & Snacks
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