Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Justin,Texas, Republic of TEXAS (USA)
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There will be many that will suffer using 10K oil changes in a Camry. The easy driving parent that works from home and does child-school shuttling and likely warms up engine via remote start winter for heat and summer for a cool car.
Car manufacturers' engineers push for reduced interval for anyone but a no traffic 40 mile each way commuter. Marketing wants to have low maintenance so they win. When I worked for a car manufacturer for 21 years the oil service interval getting lengthened was a battle but money wins every time unless warranty costs will go up and that can be shown with HIGH certainty.When the factory scheduled maintenance is added in the mfr saves millions with extended intervals and cutting one or two oil services out. If they have a 2yr/24k mile cover and the interval is 7.5K they pay for 3, change it to 10K and that is now 2. If you figure a $125 cost for an oil change at a dealer and they sell 250K camries then they save $31,250,000 on eliminating one oil service.
Drop it to $100 and it is 25 million. If I were paying I'd make the first change at 15K with 10K thereafter and miss paying for the second one and get that other 25 mill.
2015 F350 Platinum Max Tow What a beast with the 4.30 gears!
2006 F450 CC Hauler bed 4x2 6.0 L 6.0 auto, Lariat, 4.30 r/a, SCT, 4in exh. 103K New heads to repair diesel in coolant, 148K.
2006 F350 Lariat CC Dually 4X2, 6.0 auto 4.10 LS, SCT, airbags, 4 in. exh. 154K Rebuilt engine to repair damage from burned piston. One head to fix fuel in oil problem.
36 feet on the floor Elite/Outlaw LQ horse trailer.
35+5 foot double tandem axle flatbed trailer.
36 foot double tandem axle flatbed trailer
36 foot Platinum 6 horse LQ, side load, full width back tack
2003 EB Expedition 171K (no engine repairs, gas burners are the new longevity leaders)
2004 Volvo V70R AWD-high miler in fleet, 253K (no engine repairs) Hail totaled it but I kept it. Looks like a golf ball now.
Suzuki Carry KEI truck, 660cc 3 cyl DOHC EFI 4X4 5 speed RHD. Sort of a Smart Car sized pickup. Eats Gators and Mules for lunch.