Know the Facts: Extended Drain Intervals mean Fewer Oil Changes, Long Term Savings and Convenience.
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.
Hidden Cost of an Oil Change:
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:
Also Consider The Following:
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."
Up-Date: Lawsuit Hits at Jiffy Lube Oil Change Intervals Read it in the Lube'n'Greases Lube Report Section Below
"Extended Oil Change Drain Interval" Technology is Not New.
FACT # 1 25,000-Mile Extended Oil Change Drain Interval Synthetic Motor Oil has been on the market since 1972 ( 40-Years )
FACT # 2 100,000-Mile Plus Extended Oil Change Drain Interval Technology has been on the market since 1980 ( 32-Years )
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
Maximize Your Passenger and Fleet Vehicle Life Cycle
2013 MAY 01, Inspections Reveal 77 Percent of Vehicles Require Service.
According to the Car Care Council, vehicle inspections held across the nation in April and October 2012 revealed 77% of vehicles need service or parts.
Neglected Areas Included:
- 22% low or dirty motor oil.
- 20% low, leaky or dirty coolant.
- 18% inadequate brake fluid levels.
- Power steering and transmission fluids were also inspected, with failure rates of 14% and below.
- 8% of inspected vehicles the “check engine light” was illuminated.
- 19% required new air filters.
- 14% had at least one unsatisfactory belt.
- 10% needed at least one new hose.
- 10% had batteries improperly held down.
- 11% needed maintenance on battery cables, clamps and terminals.
- 14% had front windshield wiper failures.
- 1% needed service to rear wipers.
- 13% needed lights replaced.
- 9% had improperly inflated tires.
- 10% needed new tires.
“Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value,” said Car Care Council Executive Director Rich White.
Did you know that most vehicles can run 500,000 to 1 million miles without engine, transmission, or differential failures?
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.
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.
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.
Technical Innovation and Business Foresight
While many technological advances occur in an evolutionary manner, occasionally a revolutionary technology appears on the horizon that creates startling new conditions and profound changes. At the heart of every successful business venture you'll find two things: technical innovation and business foresight. As a Jet Fighter pilot and Squadron Commander, Lieutenant Colonel A.J. "Al" Amatuzio witnessed the extraordinary benefits of synthetic oil used in jet fighter engines.
These oils are used exclusively in jet engines because of three extraordinary performance characteristics with an ability to:
- Reduce friction and wear on engine components
- Function dependably at severe temperature extremes
- Withstand rigorous and lengthy engine operation without chemical breakdown
He knew also that the same outstanding performance benefits synthetic lubricants provide for jet engines would prove invaluable to car, truck and other internal combustion engines. Al Amatuzio began an intense period of research in 1963. He assembled the industry's most knowledgeable chemists, and by 1966 his newly formulated synthetic motor oil was being sold commercially. Throughout the 1960s Amatuzio continued his research and developed commercially available synthetic oils under a variety of names.
Al Amatuzio's desire for technical innovation, his commitment to higher quality by using only the highest quality synthetic base stocks and additives available, and his belief that consumers would respond to a superior product. His Philosophy: "I take pride in never having conformed to industry norms or standards when these standards are contrary to peak performance." And he has always set QUALITY-FIRST standards well past the "lowest common denominator" specified by API requirements, exceeding the most stringent world-wide specifications since day one, product one.
"The First in Synthetics"® Decades and Thousands of Miles Ahead of The Competition
"Our company makes the best lubricants in the world, period, and challenges anyone or any company to prove us wrong! That won't happen because our competitors know it's true."
We do things with our products that other companies won’t do or don’t have the expertise to do. We don’t make “minimum standard” products. We never have.
In 1972, his 10W-40 became the first synthetic motor oil in the world to meet American Petroleum Institute (API) service requirements and established high professional and ethical standards by also at the same time introducing the concept of 25,000-Mile / 1-Year synthetic "extended oil change drain intervals" because the oil was capable of performing for extended oil change drain intervals, and it was the right thing to do for the consumer.
His new synthetic motor oil in 1972 set all-new standards for motor oil quality. His synthetic motor oil outperformed conventional petroleum motor oils on all counts. And as they say the rest is history. The Automotive Synthetic Lubricant Industry was born. Buy Al Amatuzio Setting the QUALITY-FIRST Standard in 1972 he made it necessary for other oil companies to improve their products or fall behind. It took a couple of years for the rest of the industry to start paying attention to his incredible success.
Then in August of 1974 Mobil introduced its first synthetic motor oil, and made the same performance claims right down to Al Amatuzio's “25,000 miles or one year” service life statement for their product that Al Amatuzio had been saying and proving for years. It's not too difficult figuring out who they were imitating considering Al Amatuzio's synthetic motor oil was the only other on the market then and their sales copy was word for word what Al Amatuzio was saying about his products.
With the introduction of Mobil 1, Al Amatuzio was no longer a voice crying out in the wilderness. Mobil 1 became an endorsement for the message Al Amatuzio had been proclaiming all along. Synthetic motor oils were a significant alternative to traditional lubricant technology.
Al Amatuzio's induction to The Lubricants World Hall of Fame (1994) is the ultimate tribute to his company that started it all. He is firmly established among the giants who have shaped the industry.