Even after 40 + Years most in the U.S. Oil Industry still clearly see "extended oil change drain intervals" as a pocketbook issue.
The 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:
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.
In January 1999 According to Automotive Service Operator 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." or are they... Because... in 2005 General Motors said “Drain intervals over 30,000 miles are achievable with..., HOWEVER in recent times... • 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.
About Vehicle Oil-Life Monitoring Systems:
Relies on a computer-based software algorithm that continuously monitors engine-operating conditions and driver use to determine when an oil change is necessary. HOWEVER...
1 } Is not an on-board chemist.
2 } Oil-life monitoring systems do not actually measure the properties of motor oil.
3 } Vehicles equipped with oil life monitors can not tell the difference in oil quality.
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 "3,000-7,500 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 U.S. Automakers and their Dealerships to acknowledge the long drain capabilities of synthetic motor oils and other lubricants is resulting in a loss of their credibility (once again) to tell the truth.
EVEN, several U.S. oil companies have offered "extended oil change drain interval" motor oils here in the U.S. in the past and then STOPPED.
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."
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# 1 Reason: Auto dealerships make over 80% of their revenue from the repair shop (Labor Rates at $50.00 - $75.00 + Per Hour)
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Question: How much is poor lubrication and filtration practices costing YOU by not optimizing YOUR vehicle oil change drain intervals?
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