- Jul 14, 2020
Just wondering what the consensus of you all would be. My 17 Frontier with 33k miles is only driven less than 5k per year. about 1/2 the miles are short trip, but it is always long enough to bring the coolant up to full temp. The other 1/2 is 90 miles one way then back the next day. Sometimes much longer. I use full synthetic oil and Fram Ultra filter. I am thinking that maybe once a year is possibly even overkill on oil changes, but assuming I do change yearly, which would you do, spring or fall?? I am also thinking that the filter could do 2 years. I know some will say change filter when oil, and I usually do, but with a quality filter like the ultra, isn't changing at 5k a waste? OH, maybe I should say that the truck is always garaged in a garage that never gets down to freezing in winter, or over 90 in summer.