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Q: When should I have the first oil change?

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When should I have the first oil change?

A: When you purchase a new vehicle, your engin...

When you purchase a new vehicle, your engine will likely consume more oil in the initial miles. You don’t need to change your oil more frequently than you otherwise would, but you should have your oil checked after the first 2,000 miles so that more can be added if necessary.

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