55$? where are you going to change your oil?? i'm paying like 24$ and sometimes I do it myself for like 13$I go by the Oil Life Monitor when it gets to around 30%. Figures out to about 5,500-6,000 mi.+ depending on the outside temp.
Too expensive to pay $55 every 3,000....and no I can't do it myself because my apartment complex yelled at people for doing it. Something about the insurance or whatever.
I should also note that I drive 80-90% highway so less wear on the oil
I go to Jiffy Lube...as bad as things usually are there it's the best place around here. For example I went to Wally Mart and it took 2 hours, Monro with my fiancees car and they screwed up the alignment...etc.55$? where are you going to change your oil?? i'm paying like 24$ and sometimes I do it myself for like 13$
To a point you are correct. Conventional oils perform wonderfully and will protect your engine's internals as well as any synthetic for standard use throughout a conventional OCI.Not to get into a discussion on synthetic. But I have read that the cost far out ways the benefits. They do not protect your engine that much better than conventional.
In most cases, you are right that using synthetic oil is not very cost effective. But they do protect the engine much better than regular oil under severe conditions. For normal driving conditions, you will not see much benefit since regular oil is good enough and was designed to provide sufficient protection for the life of an engine. It all depends on your driving and maintenance habit and whether the extra peace of mind is worth the extra cost of using synthetics.Not to get into a discussion on synthetic. But I have read that the cost far out ways the benefits. They do not protect your engine that much better than conventional.
I am at 6063 on mine and about to do my first oil service.
I will be using castrol synthetic, as in what we use in our shop, on BMWs.