“Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value.”
Did you know that most vehicles can run 500,000 to 1 million miles without engine, transmission, or differential failures?
How much is poor lubrication and filtration practices costing you? How much TIME and MONEY are you Pouring DOWN the DRAIN by not optimizing oil change drain intervals. Learn how to drastically reduce maintenance and lubricant costs.
Know the Facts: Extended Drain Intervals mean Fewer Oil Changes, Long Term Savings and Convenience.
U.S. Military Engineering Note: The Service Life Cycle of a lubricant is dependent upon the "QUALITY" of the oil and the filtration system's ability to keep it clean.
There are many hidden costs of an oil change that have influenced companies to find a more efficient approach to keeping oil healthy and reliable. A recent study on the subject found that the true cost of an oil change frequently exceeded 40 times the cost of the oil itself. Following are a few of the many factors that contribute to the true cost of an oil change:
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Marc Graham, president of Pennzoil-Quaker State-owned Jiffy Lube International, was quoted in a 2001 Lubricants World interview as saying,
"At [PQS] we use a number internally that if we [shortened the drain interval] by 100 miles [for each car serviced], it would mean an additional $20 million in revenue for the company." He also explained that "if we could move our customers to get one more oil change per year, it's worth $294 million for the oil change alone and $441 million in revenue, when you include the ancillary products and services customers typically buy along with the oil change."
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Oil Change Drain Intervals Past, Present and Future
The 3,000-mile oil change drain interval has been ingrained in the American conscious for decades. Conventional motor oil companies aggressively push it, oil change centers remind their customers to return when another 3,000 miles have accumulated on the odometer and fathers teach their children to change their oil and filter according to a 3,000-mile schedule.
Yet, since 1997 many of the same U.S. oil companies that continue to recommend the “3,000-mile oil change drain interval” in the U.S. have recommend, 12,000-18,000 mile oil change drain intervals in Europe! BUT NOT HERE??? HOWEVER, they have been offered in the past and then STOPPED. ??? Because, traditional oil change recommendations also allow motor oil companies to sell a lot more oil. Everyone wins but the customer.
- 1977 STP Advertisement 15,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval
- 1977 STP Advertisement 15,000-Mile x 4 Oil Change Drain Interval
- 1977 Mobil 1 Advertisement 15,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval
- 1978 Mobil 1 Advertisement 25,000-Mile Extended Oil Change Drain Interval
- 2000 Mobil 1 in Europe to Extend Oil Change Drain Intervals to 27,900-Miles and Beyond
- 2002 Valvoline claims 100,000-Mile Extended Oil Change Drain Intervals
- 2003-2004 Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil goes 28,000-miles in "extreme" conditions -- before changing...
- 2005 ExxonMobil Extends Oil Change Drain Intervals to 15,000 Miles "AGAIN"
- 2005 General Motors 30,000-Mile Extended Oil Change Drain Intervals are Achievable
Maximum Vehicle Life Cycle Maintenance Innovation, Efficiency and Solutions.
Get the facts you need on how to best maintain your vehicle and make it last 2 to 5 times longer than the OEM intends.
Machinery Lubrication Magazine Article ( 2011 )
Practicing Oil Analysis Article ( 2002 )
American Public Works Association ( 2001 ) - Cost Saving Strategies using Synthetic Oil
Oil Life Extention Program ( EPA ) ( 1999 )
Knowledge is Power. What You Do With It is Your Choice.
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