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Who should I listen to - the car dealer or the owner's manual?

I bought a new car a few months ago. The dealer said I should bring it in for an oil change every 5K miles, but the owner's manual says I should do it every 7,500. Who should I listen to?

PS there's no car related category on CM so it's going in Technology.

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maecntpntz219

Asked by maecntpntz219 at 12:04 AM on Jun. 27, 2012 in Shopping

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  • What does the warranty say?

    I take my car every 3500 miles and I bought it new. DH says I'm crazy, lol
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:06 AM on Jun. 27, 2012

  • I was going to ask the same thing about the warranty!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:12 AM on Jun. 27, 2012

  • YOu would be fine to go in at 5k miles even going a bit over won't hurt the car unless you drive it hard.
    MarGeee

    Answer by MarGeee at 12:27 AM on Jun. 27, 2012

  • The warranty rules, and usually it will coincide with what's in the manual.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:35 AM on Jun. 27, 2012

  • Guess I should check the warranty LOL.
    maecntpntz219

    Comment by maecntpntz219 (original poster) at 12:48 AM on Jun. 27, 2012

  • Alot of times dealerships have you come in more often than then necessary because they will make more money off of you. Just do what the warranty calls for. That is what will be the deciding factor on wether or not your vehicle was maintained proprly to allow you warranty benefits if necessary.
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 10:05 AM on Jun. 27, 2012

  • Follow the warranty. Congrats on the new car. What color is it?
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 2:34 PM on Jun. 27, 2012

  • Follow the warranty & DON'T go to the dealer to get the oil changed! They are a rip-off! I have a 2010 Van that I got as new & change the oil about every 3,000 miles, but that's only about 3 times a year b/c I don't drive it that much. On my last oil change I was told I should do a semi-synthetic oil. This may be the last Chrysler product I own! (not just b/c of the oil issue- there's been a few other things that I don't feel a new vehicle should have)
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 2:40 PM on Jun. 27, 2012

  • owners manual
    smiley745

    Answer by smiley745 at 6:24 PM on Jun. 30, 2012

  • Follow the warranty. and owners manual + reviews
    GlitteribonMom

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 8:59 PM on Aug. 8, 2012

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