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Old 10-04-2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dealio View Post
is 11k miles in 206 days "beating my car" or do you mean "don't drive over pot holes" ? lol

I had an 80mile commute for a few months. I moved and now its only 1/4 of that.

anyways, why is the car telling me its wants an oil change at 11k? "recommended" but not covered under free maintenance?
It will now be covered. Maintenance is covered "As determined by your car's condition based service indicator." The oil sensor analyzes the quality of the oil and the computer takes into account other driving factors to determine the need to have the oil changed. It can make some fairly dramatic adjustments along the way. Apparently your car's computer made such an adjustment in the last week.

Oil services are not strictly time based. A few services are, such as a brake fluid flush. It is every 24 months based on the date of manufacture.

Then and Than are different words and they are not interchangeable.

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