Friday, December 30, 2011

California Agency Campaigns Against 3,000-Mile Oil Changes

A survey conducted by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) reveals over 40 percent of Californians still change their oil at least every 3,000 miles. The agency’s “Check Your Number” campaign, launched in November, is encouraging drivers to change oil less often by adhering to vehicle manufacturer-recommended drain intervals.

“That’s the thrust of our campaign,” said CalRecycle spokesman Mark Oldfield. “Get people to rethink this long-held belief, because obviously there have been such improvements in both the products and the automobiles themselves that have led manufacturers in many cases to recommend longer intervals between oil changes. For us the campaign is really about making information available and allowing people to make the choice that’s right for them.”