Oil change intervals

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  1. bigblockcutlass

    bigblockcutlass Junior Member

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    I just went to look at a 2015 Prius V, The person said they had the Service done at a Toyota dealer ship. He said tire's rotated every 5000 mile and oil changed at 12,000 15,000 miles. Nice car, but scared to buy it after hearing that. Car has a 111,000 and he bought it with like 30,000 miles on it in 2017. On my 2009 the light comes on about every 3500 miles and I change the oil. What's the thoughts?
     
  2. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member

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    That seems really odd that the owner and the dealer would be as "by the book" as to rotate the tires at 5K, but skip the oil change at 10K.:confused:

    At 3500 miles, you're changing your oil more frequently than necessary, but you're not hurting anything except your wallet (and perhaps the environment).
     
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    Maybe he reversed the intervals? 12k tires, 5k oils?
     
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    bigblockcutlass Junior Member

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    That's what I'm thinking. Oil looked good and clean, same way down in the oil fill.
     
  5. Protec

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    Trust your gut feeling?
    There will be other cars where everything lines up and feels right.
     
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