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Old 10-18-2012, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
People are willing to pay good money for peace of mind when it comes to their bodies, think life insurance and annual physicals. Why not pay far less yet get a similar result with our cars?
Your point about actual driving conditions being the largest single variable is spot on. One size doesn't fit all, one pill isn't for patients of all ages, and one maintenance plan isn't right for every car. They need to be tailored to location, drive plan and drive style.
That's my main point with regard to oil change interval. I'm not at all convinced that frequent oil changes accomplish anything and I do believe that 15,000 miles would probably be fine. BUT, it costs me an extra $100 a year to do an additional oil change, makes me feel better, and gives me peace of mine. Other than the possible implications for the environment, there really is no downside.
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