Oil change interval recommendations are about to change in the automobile industry. The current standard is that you get your oil changed every 5,000 miles. Reports indicate that the new oil change interval standard will be every 7,500 miles. Insiders believe that automobile companies will release a statement soon that makes this an official standard that should be accepted worldwide.
Studies have indicated that the increase interval in oil change recommendation comes from the implementation of synthetic motor oil. Automobile manufactures have been producing most of their newer vehicles with synthetic motor oils in the engine. They have proved that this type of oil is capable of performing longer than the oils of before. Synthetic oils experience far less thermal breakdown. Also, the evaporative loss over time is far less than that of conventional oils. Therefore, the industry is able to conclude that an interval change was needed. One of the main arguments over the interval change was deciding what the accepted recommendation should be. Long research hours have shown that 7,500 miles is the best time to change your oil.
There are also many automobiles being produced that are eliminating the traditional way of checking your oil. We used to check our oil in the past through using a dipstick. The dipstick would be taken out of the oil and wiped off. We would then place the dipstick back in the oil and pull it out to find out the current level of the oil. Newer vehicles are coming equipped with sensors systems that tell you when it is time to be serviced. The suggestion for service is completely based on your driving habits. If you are the type who does not drive that much or does not drive long distances, the suggestions will not be made as much. The alteration of the oil change interval is something that some might think might hurt dealerships and places that offer the service, but it will not.
We live in a world where people hate the word change. There will always be a large segment of the population who will be very reluctant to change their 5,000-mile oil change habits. Once you get used to doing something, you do not want to change your routine. Dealerships will be able to sleep comfortability knowing that these lower customers will continue to come in for an oil change. They also will have those drivers who abuse their car enough that they need an oil change anyways. The business will always be there despite the standard being changed.
It was only a matter of time before we saw the standard changed. Many people have been wondering why their oil change interval recommendation standard has failed to change despite the fact that engines and oil have become better. The announcement that a change is going to happen will answer these questions. If you happen to own a new car, ask your dealership what type of oil it is that you use. Those who use synthetic oil should rest comfortable knowing that they will not need to change their oil until 7,500 miles have passed.