Keepping regular scheduled oil changes adds to the life of your vehicle.
The oil filter should always be replaced with a new one when doing oil changes.
Periodic checks of the oil level insures proper oil volume for the engine.
My 2000 VW Passat 1.8Turbo 285,000 miles. Doing an oil change.
My 2000 VW Passat 1.8Turbo has 285,000 miles and will continue even further with regularly scheduled oil maintenence.
Maintenence inculdes washing the engine and engine compartment to keep free of dirt and debris, which will help with the vehicles' preformance.