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How long can conventional oil last, and how often should I change it?

Conventional oil is made from refined crude oil. It typically contains additives that help to improve its performance and extend its life. Depending on the quality of the oil, it can last anywhere from 3,000 to 7,500 miles before it needs to be changed. Many automakers recommend changing conventional oil every 5,000 miles or so. However, this may vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle. When in doubt, consult the owner's manual or an experienced mechanic for guidance on how often to change your car's oil. Regardless of how often you change your oil, it's important to use high-quality oil that is designed for your specific vehicle. Using the wrong type of oil can cause serious damage to your engine.

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