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Long Lake MN 55356
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If you once learned that you should change engine oil every 3,000 miles, you might want to change your habits. While that prescription for engine health may have been appropriate up to several years ago, vehicles built over the last seven or eight years are designed to go longer between oil changes. Not only has engine technology changed, but oil chemistry has also made it possible to go an average 7,500 miles before engine oil needs to be replaced. (Follow manufacturer recommendations.) Some would also say that it’s better to take driving circumstances into account than choose a number when deciding on an appropriate oilchange interval. Driving short distances and stop-and-go driving qualify as “severe” conditions, requiring more frequent oil changes.

What sort of oil should you be using? If your auto technician won't answer that question, clearly and cheerfully, then you need to come down to our shop. Our ASE-certified technicians take the time to talk to you and explain what’s going on with your car, including things like how often you need your oil changed. In addition, while we’re changing your oil, we can provide a tune-up that can catch small problems before they become big headaches. Call 952-473-4848 today for an appointment.

Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

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HINT: Driving short distances does not allow engine oil to warm up sufficiently enough to efficiently mop up internal combustion contaminants.