Diesel engines have a lot of benefits. They are strong, efficient, and sound awesome. If you have just purchased your first diesel-powered truck, like the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, there are a few things you should know about getting a diesel oil change.
We have all heard the common timeframe for getting an oil change is every 3,000 miles or three months. However, this is not usually the case with a diesel engine. Many diesel-powered vehicles can drive around 7,500 miles or a year before needing an oil change. The oil in your diesel engine may even last longer than that. You should check your truck’s manual for the exact recommendations for your engine.
The timing between diesel oil changes is also dependent on driving conditions, like the weather and what type of terrain you drive on. What you do with your vehicle can also affect your oil. For example, if you do a lot of heavy towing, you may need more frequent oil changes. The type of oil your engine needs will also play a role in determining how often it needs to be changed. Typically, full synthetic oil will last longer than a synthetic blend or conventional oil.
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