Originally Posted by CopDoctor
Today I just passed my first 3000 and decided to take it into the dealership I bought it from to get my first free oil change. I got a 2yr free oil change deal from them. Anyway I asked if there was a way I could specify what oil to use, guy said "no we use quaker state, that a problem?" i sheepishly said no and let them do their thing. in hind site i would have liked to get mobile 1 from someone else, wouldn't even mind paying them or just doing it myself.
ANYWAY, what would you do? Stick to 2yrs of free quaker state or buying everything and doing it myself using mobile 1?
PS no harm in switching to full synthetic now right? i'm at 80k
How many miles do you put on the truck in a year? If that were me, it'd only be about 3 oil changes (or about 15,000 miles). So - it wouldn't be saving me much and I'd probably just DIY.
But on the other other hand..... you've got 80K miles on the truck, it's FREE, and saves you time from having to do it. Let them do it!!
Nothing wrong with using synthetic at 80K miles - however, you might notice oil seepage where you didn't have it before or maybe even burn oil. I had a 96 tacoma that I started using synthetics at 60K miles - the oil pan started seeping and I burned about 1/2 quart of oil every 4,000 miles.
So if you're concerned about that.... I'd just stick with conventional.