My 2008 Rav4 started burning oil, starting at 110K miles, which apparently is a common issue in older Toyotas of this vintage. After talking with my mechanic, it seems like my best option is to continuously add oil (not worth it to me to do overhaul my engine). I am currently needing to add a quart of oil every 600 miles or so. My question is this: If I am adding fresh oil so often, then can I reduce the frequency at which I change the oil filter? I was doing an oil change every 5000K miles or so, but since this new problem has arisen, I feel like I might be able to get away with decreasing the oil filter changes. I do not do my own car maintenance and I’d love to avoid going to Jiffy Lube, just to do an oil filter change!
Appreciate any advice in advance!