How Often Do You Need to Change the Oil in a Car?

In the past, the standard advice was to change your oil every three months, or 3,000 miles. That advice is starting to seem outdated as many cars today can drive 5,000, 7,500, and even 10,000 miles between oil changes. The type of engine oil, the age and make of your vehicle and driving habits dictate when to change engine oil, typically though, every 5,000 – 7,500 miles is a good interval to have your oil changed.