How often do I need to change the oil?

davidfromthemoon
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Asked by Mar 26, 2011 at 03:08 PM about the 2000 Toyota Corolla LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I take my car to GoodYear for oil change but how often do I need to do that?

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Jeff Leeper
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depends on your driving habits. short trips 3000-4500 mile intervals, if you do a lot of highway driving, 7500 miles should be fine (provided you keep an eye on the level).

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sundevil
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How often you change your oil depends on how long you want to keep your car. I just sold a 96 corolla with 215k miles on the engine. I changed the oil faithfully every 3000 miles because I knew I was going to drive the car until it became more a liability than it would be worth. If you plan on keeping your car for just a few years, you can probably get away with changing the oil every 4-5k miles. Again, such maintenance as changing oil on a regular basis at 3k miles will help in keeping your car running smoothly for many years.

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Rhaman
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Your car will soon be 12 years old. You do not mention the miles on the car. Is this car new to you? A vehicle with over 80,000 miles has some form of wear on the motor and may need oil for high mileage vehicles. Has the vehicle been properly maintained? Please look into the engine via the oil filler cap. The engine should be nice and clean. If not may I suggest a trip to a mechanic for advise as to cleaning the engine. This makes sure the drip holes are clean and dripping oil to the vital parts of the motor. Once cleaned today's oils are far better than from 2000 and will easily last 6,000 miles or 6 months and still work well. I use semi-synthetic oils and use that intervals. My 2001 sports car engine is quite clean inside. Same for the 08 SUV. I would check around to see what different shops ask for oil changes. You might be amazed at the difference in pricing due to competition. I am also suggesting to drivers to please use turn signals for all turn, exit/entry to Interstates, lane changes, etc. This is a safety feature of vehicles that is quite under used. Many car crashes can be avoided by the proper use of turn signals. OK? Good luck.

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John Patrick Bailey
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tell you the truth it was recomended every 30k miles but we have refined and formulated the oil products since they started that i have seen oil go for 150k miles and still look new and now we even have senthetics i personaly know that castrol GTX is all i use and from the factory guarentee only have to chanege 75k and that is on the standard oils not the synthetics

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RICH1LT
35

with todays oils 6k is fine.

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Billi Farrell
40

The dealer told me 10,000 miles on a 2012 Corolla! And she is a service advisor! I don't believe it for a second.

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Heidi Kerstiens
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I have a 2011 corolla and the manual says 10,000 - i think this is crazy. I've heard the best thing you can do to keep your car running well is a regular oil change - I plan to still do at least every 5,000.

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colt45sa
35

As often as possible. They will be happy to take your money and they could use it.

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