On a new vehicle, I change my oil at 1,000 miles. I want to get all those loose particles from new parts out. Then I change my oil at 5,000 miles and every 5,000 miles afterwards. Easy to keep up with and in the big picture, oil is cheap.So, I took my Jeep to Beaman Dodge in Murfreesboro, TN for an oil change (around 8,500 miles) after getting the service alert.
Pulled in and as the service writer is getting the mileage he tells me
"You know you can't go by the service required alert for changing the oil right?"
I said that It was my understanding that the interval was set by the type of driving you do (city/highway), mileage and how you drive (aggressive or grandmother mode)
"It's supposed to be 3k-5k miles even though it's full synthetic oil. Jeep set that up that way so that J.D. Powers shows a cheaper cost of ownership in surveys" WHAT???
My thoughts are, If Jeep tells me to change my oil at 9k (service reminder) from here on out and the engine blows, WHY would I be held responsible?
Every vehicle I've owned in the past (maybe) 15 years was set up to remind you to change the oil using the above formula.
Has anyone else been given this warning also? or is it just this PITA dealer?