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.
Every year in the United States, this too-short drain interval results in the unneeded production of 300 million to 400 million gallons of engine oil; excess consumer expenditures of around $1.5 billion; and tens of millions of unnecessary oil changes.
Even today most in the u.s. oil industry still clearly see "extended oil change drain intervals" as a pocketbook issue.
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."
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According to Automotive Service Operator in January 1999 the Convenient Automotive Services Institute (CASI) found 60 percent of the 210 articles on extended oil change drain intervals published in the past year have recommended extended oil change drain intervals; US automakers are finally beginning to recommend longer extended oil change drain intervals... or are they... because...
When you consider in 1997 Mr. Mike McMillan of General Motors Stated: And I Quote, "Extending Drain Intervals is an important issue for us. We definitely want to be the leader in Extended Drain Intervals." • 2013-April-04 • GM to reprogram some oil-life monitors • 2013-April-05 • GM alerts 779,000 owners the need for more-frequent oil changes.
Today: American oil change drain intervals recommended by American vehicle manufacturers have been increasing slightly (compared to Europe) for a number of years.
BECAUSE, since 1997 many of the same American oil companies that continued to recommend the "3,000-5,000 mile oil change drain intervals" in the U.S. have recommended, 12,000-18,000 mile oil change drain intervals in Europe! (European oil change drain intervals average about 10,000 miles – more than double that of the United States.)
WHILE, Europe's top-tier products which include Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil provide protection up to 20,000-miles between oil change drain intervals.
The continued inability of American Automakers to acknowledge the long drain capabilities of synthetic lubricants is resulting in a loss of their credibility (once again) to tell the truth.
HOWEVER, several American oil companies have offered "extended oil change drain interval" motor oils here in the u.s. in the past and then STOPPED.
Also Please Consider the Following:
It's not in the best interest of OEM's to want YOUR vehicle optimally maintained because:
# 1 Reason: Auto dealerships make over 80% of their revenue from the repair shop (Labor Rates at $50.00 - $75.00 + Per Hour)
# 2 Reason: if vehicles run better and last longer the automakers and their dealerships would sell fewer vehicles.
Question: How much is poor lubrication and filtration practices costing YOU by not optimizing YOUR vehicle oil change drain intervals?
FACT: Most vehicles can run 500,000 to 1 million miles without engine, transmission, or differential failures.
Learn the 3-steps proven to save vehicle maintenance time and money, and make it last 2 to 5 times longer than the OEM intends.
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