How often do semi trucks change oil?

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asked Dec 26, 2019 in Repairs/Maintenance by Carden8 (300 points)
How often do semi trucks change oil?

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answered Dec 26, 2019 by Oliphant (6,070 points)
Most semi trucks get their oil changed at around 25,000 miles.

A semi truck can rack up those miles in around 6 months because some semi trucks travel around 45,000 miles every year.

So a semi may need their oil changed more often than a regular car or truck.

However some semi trucks can travel as far as 100,000 miles every year especially if they are long distance truck drivers driving those trucks and they have a second driver.

A semi or tractor trailer can hold up to 40 quarts of oil after you drain the old oil out.

So when you change oil in a semi or tractor trailer you need to be sure you have at least 40 quarts of oil so that you have enough oil to fill the oil pan of the semi.

Semi trucks or tractor trailers take a lot more oil than a regular pickup truck or car.

I once saw a guy in Walmart buying 40 quarts of oil and he said he had a Semi Truck that he was changing the oil in.

I didn't think those semi trucks took that much oil but I learned something new.

I'm glad my vehicle doesn't need that much oil.

That can equate to around 5 to 10 gallons of oil for a semi.

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