Late Model Service Intervals

The most frequent questions we get asked is in regards to recommended synthetic oil service intervals. “Should I be changing my oil more often?” “Is it ok to stick to the factory recommended 10,000 to 13,000 intervals?

The simple answer to both is yes. The question we have for you is this: “What is your plan for ownership of the vehicle?” If you are leasing or planning on owning the vehicle only up to 50,000 to 60,000 miles then stick to the factory recommendations and no one can fault you for that on resale or trade in. If you plan on ownership of 80,000 to 100,000 or more (much more in many cases), we believe it is in your best interest to increase the frequency of your oil service intervals to 5,000 to 6,000 or every 6 months as we believe viscosity deteriorates significantly after 6000 miles. We have more then 3 dozen customers with vehicles ranging from 1999 to 2005 with mileage between 80,000 and 110,000 that are consistently using up to 2 qts. of oil every 2500 miles that could have been prevented by more frequent oil service intervals earlier in the vehicles life.

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