"Check Your Number" When Planning Auto Oil Changes

February 18, 2012

"Check Your Number" encourages people to look up the recommended oil change interval for their cars instead of relying on the old standard of changing your oil every 3,000 miles driven.With today's new technologies, many car makers say their automobiles can now maintain top performance with longer time intervals between oil changes. It makes both economic and environmental sense to "check your number" and be sure you're not changing your oil too soon. Check your car's owner manual or click www.CheckYourNumber.org to easily find out--for free--the recommended time to change the oil on most vehicles, made between 2000 and 2012. For more information about used motor oil and oil filter recycling, call the City's Environmental Service Division, (916) 617-4590.