How many miles in between for a synthetic oil change

Asked by Apr 07, 2016 at 12:07 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2012 Chevy Malibu, how ofter do I need a synthetic oil change?

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I've been told that 100,000 miles is typical~....but personally would have to check the levels...guess I'm nervous~


Bob, I think you meant 10K miles, not 100K. 7500 miles is what I recommend.

6,125 da man~ MINI said 100,000 miles...personally was gobsmacked and I'm like "no way" but that's what the owner's manual says~ you know this oil is "slippery" more so that a person cannot switch to synthetic, but must have had synthetic all along..else you get what they say is the problem...personally would never do that. but things on my MINI go on temperature gauge...voltage or any other data....the thing operates on faith~ I can check to see if this is horse-puckey.....I can suggest that no harm comes from checking the oil level~ let 'er ride till a change in engine sound makes you want to check it~ never have I seen an oil leak from synthetic, like the critics say~ okay make it ten~ sensible approach...NOT going on FAITH like MINI has me doing~ sadly the engine never comes up to operating temperature and has stayed at pretty much 40,000 this may NOT be our example for oil changes~

If it's full synthetic and dectrose oil or how ever u spell it it can last 100 k miles if not driven hard If drove right and not abused ut can I would recommend 1 about every 80k or once it starts skipping between gears but it is amazing how good they do


5,000 miles on my 2015 Forester but I keep my cars for a long time.


sadly last time I checked my was OVERFULL...tell Me, how is this possible?

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