When Should You Change Synthetic Oil Versus Regular Oil?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 11:51:28 PM ET
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Synthetic oil requires changing anywhere from 5,000 to 15,000 miles, while drivers generally change traditional oil every 3,000 miles. The length of time between oil changes varies depending on the make and model of cars, along with age and the oil ingredients. Improved technology and tolerance levels of modern engines also increases the amount of time necessary between oil changes in newer vehicles.