How Often Do You Check Your Oil?

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Originally Posted by Nick1994
Originally Posted by bbhero
That's about what the lady's 98 Camry burns through... A qt every 3k miles... Car runs darn good though. And 22 yr old ac still puts out 36° air... That surprising.
Does hers smoke? And yeah, that A/C is incredible. I bought it almost 5 years ago and have never touched the A/C.
Yeah it does smoke a bit when first started... Then it stops. Yeah the a/c in those cars is simply awesome... 22 years and still putting out 36 degree air... Amazing in my opinion.
 
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Originally Posted by Gebo
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Every time the odometer turns over to the next 1,000 miles.
I like this one.
Originally Posted by circuitsmith
I do by mileage, not time. Every 1,000 miles.
I guess you'd like mine too if I'd mentioned the odometer.
 
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Originally Posted by RDY4WAR
About once a week or whenever I think to do it. I also check all fluids and tire pressure before going on a long trip (100+ miles) regardless of how recently I'd checked it.
Same.
 
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Once a week . Particularly the '18 Hyundai Accent . Seems to burn oil mixed with gas when traveling at 60+ on the interstate . Thanks to the G.D.I.eek .
 
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Depends on whether the vehicle is prone to using oil or not. If not, about monthly, if it does, then weekly or twice a month, depending on severity of use. I tend to go a bit longer now, simply because I do not have a level surface to park on and have access to the engine bay. I have to open the garage door, push the vehicle out a bit to be able to pop the hood and do an engine check.
 
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On the truck and car, I check the oil about once a month or every 2-3 fill-ups. They don't leak or burn anything and the oil level is always the same, but it still needs checking periodically. The dirt bikes and mower, I check the oil before every use. They don't burn or leak either, but they are air-cooled (YZF excepted), the oil capacities are much smaller, and type of use more severe.
 
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