How much Vehicle Oil Change TIME and MONEY have YOU been Pouring DOWN the DRAIN?  How much Vehicle Oil Change TIME and MONEY have YOU been Pouring DOWN the DRAIN?

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How much Vehicle Oil Change TIME and MONEY have YOU been Pouring DOWN the DRAIN?

1972  In 1972 The Worlds FIRST 100% Synthetic Motor Oil API Approved for U.S. Vehicle Market  The Worlds FIRST 100% Synthetic Motor Oil API Approved for U.S. Vehicle Market

Inspired by Aerospace Technology • The QUALITY-FIRST Standard in Synthetic Motor Oil since 1972Inspired by Aerospace Technology

The QUALITY-FIRST Standard in Synthetic Motor Oil since 1972  The QUALITY-FIRST Standard in Synthetic Motor Oil since 1972

Because in 1972 the oil was also capable of performing for 25,000-mile “extended oil change drain intervals”, and it was the right thing to do for the consumer all while maintaining and providing long-term performance, wear protection and fuel economy, keeping engines clean and deposit-free, providing cold weather starts and protecting against rust and corrosion.  Because in 1972 the oil was also capable of performing for 25,000-mile "extended oil change drain intervals", and it was the right thing to do for the consumer all while maintaining and providing long-term performance, wear protection and fuel economy, keeping engines clean and deposit-free, providing cold weather starts and protecting against rust and corrosion.

 

1974  In 1974 Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil briefly recommends 25,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Intervals and then backed off.  Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil recommends 25,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Intervals.

However... Briefly and then backed off.

 

1977  In 1977 Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil recommends 15,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Intervals.  Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil Advertisement for 15,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval

1977 Mobil 1 Motor Oil Advertisement 15,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval

 

1977  In 1977 STP Motor Oil recommends 15,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Intervals  STP Motor Oil Advertisement for 15,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval

1977 STP Motor Oil Advertisement 15,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval

 

1977  STP Motor Oil Advertisement for 15,000-Mile x 4 = 60,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval  STP Motor Oil Advertisement for 15,000-Mile x 4 = 60,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval

1977 STP Motor Oil Advertisement 15,000-Mile x 4 = 60,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval

 

1978  In 1978 Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil recommends 25,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Intervals (2nd Time)  Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil Advertisement for 25,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval (2nd Time)

1978 Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil Advertisement 25,000-Mile Oil Change Drain Interval (2nd Time)

 

1998  1998 GM Dealership Corvette Specialist's Data Book  GM Dealership Corvette Specialist's Data Book

1998 Corvette is factory-filled with synthetic motor oil which lasts longer than non-synthetic oils.

 

1999  •  According to Automotive Service Operator

  In January 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"... maybe not...


  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."

  Yet, in the very same year of 1997... European automakers started recommending 18,000 + miles between oil change intervals and that was after a decade of 9,000-miles between oil change intervals...

  Many of the same oil companies that still recommend 3,000-5,000 mile oil change intervals in the U.S. also offer and recommend 9,000-18,000 + mile oil change intervals in Europe, and have been for many years and have plans for increasing that to nearly 30,000 mile oil change intervals in the future.

 

2000  In 2000 Mobil 1 says Europe to Extend Vehicle Oil Change Intervals to 27,900-Miles and Beyond  Mobil 1 says Europe to Extend Vehicle Oil Change Intervals to 27,900-Miles and Beyond

In 2000 Mobil 1 says Europe to Extend Vehicle Oil Change Intervals to 27,900-Miles and Beyond

 

2002  In 2002 Valvoline claims 100,000-Mile Extended Oil Change Drain Intervals  Valvoline claims 100,000-Mile Extended Oil Change Drain Intervals

In 2002 Valvoline claims 100,000-Mile Extended Oil Change Drain Intervals  Lube Report (Lubes'n'Greases) 2002 March 13 - VOLUME 2 ISSUE 11

The Valvoline Co. has introduced a heavy-duty engine oil that can extend drain intervals, it claims, as high as 100,000 miles.

Officials acknowledge, however, that intervals for new low-emissions engines will probably be far shorter.

A 2002 March 1 news release announcing Premium Blue Extreme states that it is capable of six-figure intervals “in select engines under certain operating conditions.”  Asked to specify those conditions, Director of Commercial Brands and Technical Services Bill Runkle said they were achieved by a 5W-40 oil in long-haul, coast-to-coast trips in Caterpillar C-15 and Cummins ISX engines.

Read More @ http://www.lubesngreases.com/lubereport/2_11/other/-142-1.html 

 

2003-2004  In 2003-2004 Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil went 28,000-Miles in “Extreme” Conditions before Changing  Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil goes 28,000-Miles in “Extreme” Conditions

Mobil REMOVED this content from their U.S. website. WHY? But left the URL Link Active...  Mobil REMOVED this content from their U.S. website.  WHY But left the URL Link Active...

UPDATE: They have now completely deactivated this link.  They have now completely deactivated this link.

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Drive/Drive_Around_the_World_Home.aspx 


However I found another source for the information that they removed on-line.  However I found another source for the information that they removed on-line.

In 2003-2004 Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil went 28,000-Miles in “Extreme” Conditions before Changing

 

2005  In 2005 ExxonMobil Extends Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals to 15,000-Miles (2nd Time)  ExxonMobil Extends Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals to 15,000-Miles (2nd Time)

In 2005 ExxonMobil Extends Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals to 15,000-Miles (2nd Time)  Lube Report (Lubes'n'Greases) 2005 January 26

In 2005 ExxonMobil Extends Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals to 15,000-Miles (2nd Time)  The highly competitive, $3.4 billion U.S. lubricant market has a new entry  with the potential to upend the sales volume assumptions it has operated under for decades.   Following two intensive and secretive years of work, ExxonMobil yesterday unveiled a new line of motor oils that offer “guaranteed engine protection” for change intervals of 5,000, 7,500 and 15,000 miles.

Read More @ http://www.lubesngreases.com/lubereport/5_4/other/-837-1.html 

 

2005  In 2005 General Motors said 30,000 to 40,000 Mile Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals are Achievable  General Motors says 30,000 to 40,000 Mile Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals are Achievable

In 2005 General Motors said 30,000-Mile Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals are Achievable  Lube Report (Lubes'n'Greases) 2005 September 21

Typical drain intervals with General Motors’ Oil Life System, the onboard computer algorithm that tells drivers when it’s time to change their motor oil, are 8,500 miles, versus 5,000 for GM’s competitors, a GM executive told last week’s World Tribology Congress.  In 2005 General Motors said 30,000-Mile Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals are Achievable  Drain intervals over 30,000 miles are achievable with minor engine modifications and appropriate oil quality.

In 2005 General Motors said 30,000-Mile Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals are Achievable  “We cannot say exactly when it will happen, but drain intervals will be lengthened,” James A. Spearot, director of GM’s Chemical & Environmental Sciences Laboratory in Warren, Mich., told the World Tribology Congress meeting in Washington, D.C. Sept. 15.  In 2005 General Motors said 30,000-Mile Vehicle Oil Change Drain Intervals are Achievable  And it will happen, along with numerous other technological advances, thanks to the contributions of tribology – the science of rubbing surfaces.

Read More @ http://www.lubesngreases.com/lubereport/5_38/other/-1015-1.html     or   PDF Version

 

2017  Mobil 1™ Annual Protection -- Provides a guarantee of performance and protection for 1 year or 20,000 miles between oil changes, whichever comes first.  ExxonMobil Guarantees 20,000-Mile Oil Drains

On 2017 March 15 ExxonMobil Guarantees 20,000-Mile Oil Drains  Lube Report (Lubes'n'Greases) 2017 March 15

In what could be another step in the march toward longer drain intervals, ExxonMobil on Friday (2017 March 10) announced a new engine oil that guarantees against engine damage for intervals of one year or 20,000 miles.

Mobil 1 Annual Protection is not the first passenger car engine oil to come with an engine warranty, but it’s the longest interval offered by main lubricant marketersAccording to ExxonMobil’s website, the warranty covers critical engine parts lubricated by the engine oil.  Motorists filing a claim must provide service records and allow ExxonMobil to draw an oil sample for analysis to determine the cause of the engine failure.

Read More @

Mobil 1™ Annual Protection -- Provides a guarantee of performance and protection for 1 year or 20,000 miles between oil changes, whichever comes first.  New!  Mobil 1™ Annual Protection -- Provides a guarantee of performance and protection for 20,000-Miles or 1-Year between oil changes, whichever comes first.  Excluded Service Includes: Commercial and racing applications; frequent towing or hauling; extremely dusty or dirty conditions; or excessive idling.  If your vehicle is covered by a warranty, follow the vehicle's oil life sensor or the oil change interval recommended in your owner's manual.  Proper maintenance practices, including frequently checking the oil level to ensure that the appropriate amount of oil is present, are required to ensure effective performance.

Available in 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 viscosities, Mobil 1 Annual Protection oils are recommended for all types of modern vehicles, including high-performance, turbocharged, supercharged, multi-valve and fuel-injected engines that are found in passenger cars, SUVs, light vans and trucks.

 

It's YOUR Time and Money...  It's YOUR Time and Money... CONSUMER ALERT


Vehicle Oil-Life Monitoring Systems are Coming Up SHORT

Actually, oil-life monitor is a poor description for these systems.  A better name would be oil life estimator.

They only accumulate operational data from the car’s computer and attempt to predict how your driving habits have impacted the motor oil's viscosity, total base number (a measure of remaining detergency) and oxidation level.  An OLMS provides a gross estimate of oil life based on a mathematical model developed using a specific type of oil. 

HOWEVER...

1Is 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 between a high-quality synthetic oil and a run-of-the-mill conventional oil.

The U.S. motor oils used by the U.S. Automakers Dealerships (Program Oils) are formulated to meet the minimum current API specification requirements, so they are the oils used to establish the Vehicle Oil-Life Monitoring Systems algorithm.

 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.


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: Up-Date: 2012 May 23 Lawsuit Hits at Jiffy Lube Oil Change Drain Intervals  Lawsuit Hits at Jiffy Lube Oil Change Drain Intervals  NOTE:  At the time of this article May 23, 2012 - Jiffy Lube had been acquired by Shell Oil, with more than 2,000 franchised service centers in North America.

 2012 May 23 Lubes'n'Greases Lube Report Article  http://www.lubesngreases.com/lubereport/12_21/quick-lubes/-1771-1.html 

How much is poor lubrication and filtration practices costing YOU by not optimizing YOUR vehicle oil change drain intervals.

The Bottom Line:  U.S. vehicle oil change drain intervals have been increasing slightly (compared to Europe) for a number of years.

BECAUSE, in 1997 European automakers started recommending up to 18,000-miles between oil change intervals and that was after a decade of 9,000-miles between oil change intervals.  European oil change drain intervals now average about 10,000 milesmore than double that of the United States.

WHILE, Europe's top-tier products Europe's top-tier products – which include Mobil 1 – provide protection up to 20,000-miles between oil change drain intervals. which include Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil ($25.00 a liter in Europe) provide protection up to 20,000-miles between oil change drain intervals.  WHY NOT 20,000-Miles HERE? (Only 15,000-Miles in U.S.)

Up-Date!  2017 March 10  At Last ExxonMobil Now Guarantees U.S. Consumers 20,000-Mile Oil Drains

Mobil 1™ Annual Protection -- Provides a guarantee of performance and protection for 20,000-miles or 1-year between oil changes, whichever comes first.

Available in 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 viscosities, Mobil 1 Annual Protection oils are recommended for all types of modern vehicles, including high-performance, turbocharged, supercharged, multi-valve and fuel-injected engines that are found in passenger cars, SUVs, light vans and trucks.


The traditional short U.S. vehicle oil change drain interval recommendations also allow motor oil companies to sell a lot more oil.

The Bottom Line  Everyone wins but the consumer.  Everyone wins but the consumer.
How much is poor lubrication and filtration practices costing YOU by not optimizing YOUR vehicle oil change drain intervals.

 

You Now Have The Facts, The Choice is Yours

YOU... Now Have The Facts, The Choice is YOURS...


QHow much is poor lubrication and filtration practices costing YOU by not optimizing YOUR vehicle oil change drain intervals?

QWho's Motor Oil do YOU really want to trust to deliver MAXIMUM Extended Oil Change Drain Interval protection for YOUR vehicle(s)?

Synthetic Motor Oil Law of Quality:  Offer the consumer who demands the highest quality for the very lowest price.  Measure the quality by what percentage of the time a product does what it is sold to do and how long it continues to do it.


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