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Change Engine Oil
Road conditions and your kind of driving affects the
interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the
following list to see if any apply to you.
Day or night temperatures are below 32°F(0°C).
Stop and Go driving.
Extensive engine idling.
Driving in dusty conditions.
Short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km).
More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
Taxi, Police or delivery service (commercial service).
Off-Road or desert operation.
If ANY of these apply to you, then change your engine oil
every 3,000 miles (4 800 km) or 3 months, whichever
If none of these apply to you, then change your engine oil
every 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months whichever
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change in-
tervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months
whichever comes first.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet
the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard
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