In a court of law, it would be what your computer says. It will retain that information too.
You forgot to put a "stirring the pot" smiley in your post. :stirpot:I have always changed every 3000 miles. From my point of view it's cheap insurance and gives me peace of mind. When I bought my 08 I got a maintenance package for the first two years. It calls for 5months/5000 miles. It pains me to go that long but then again it's free.
:thumbsup:Congratulations:thumbsup:I have always changed every 3000 miles. From my point of view it's cheap insurance and gives me peace of mind. When I bought my 08 I got a maintenance package for the first two years. It calls for 5months/5000 miles. It pains me to go that long but then again it's free.
I also leverage the OLS but will often take it in slightly early....say 25% or so.:thumbsup:Congratulations:thumbsup:
You have been officially brainwashed by the dealers and oil companies.
Let me ask you this....if every 3000 miles gives you "peace of mind", think about how much better you would sleep if you did it every 1000 miles ! Or maybe even after every trip !!!!
Seriously, the real miles is about 12-15K with synthetic oil, but I always go with the cars recommendations. With my Corvette, I always changed once the oil life dipped below 25%
Information Center (DIC) comes on, it means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced as
soon as possible within the next 600 miles (1 000 km).
It is possible that, if you are driving under the best
conditions, the engine oil life system may not indicate
that vehicle service is necessary for over a year.
However, your engine oil and filter must be changed at
least once a year and at this time the system must be
reset. Your dealer/retailer has trained service technicians
who will perform this work using genuine parts and reset
If the engine oil life system is ever reset accidentally,
you must service your vehicle within 3,000 miles
(5 000 km) since your last service. Remember to
reset the oil life system whenever the oil is changed.
See Engine Oil Life System on page 5-19 for
information on the Engine Oil Life System and
resetting the system.