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Re: Oil (synthetic?) changes on Caravans

 X-NETCOM-Date: Thu Jun 27 10:56:24 AM PDT 1996
 X-Newsreader: Forte Agent .99e/32.227
 On Mon, 24 Jun 1996 12:50:44 GMT, (Tom Bellucco)
 >A local Mobil station offers oil changes for $13.95.  When I asked
 >about a synthetic, they said the price of a change using synthetic is
 >$29.95.  So, what do I get for the extra $16.00?  Maybe another 3
 >months worth of driving?  Maybe more?  When I asked, the guy said the
 >synthetics should be changed every 3000 miles too.  What a joke!!!
 >This 3000 mile or 3 month thing was invented by these places to get
 >you to spend more money more frequently.  They're trying to brainwash
 >all of us into thinking that we need more oil changes than we really
 >do.  Those little window stickers and reminders in the mail only serve
 >to drive it into your brain.  READ YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL!!!  In there it
 >will tell you how frequently to change your oil.  If you run your
 >vehicle hard, get it changed more frequently.  Otherwise, follow what
 >the manufacturer says, now what someone who MAKES MONEY off of
 >changing oil says.
 Exactly!!!! The others that are pushing the every 3000 miles are the
 oil companies.