If you have a hybrid the engine may only run half time or so. Ford programs this into the formula but the oil change place probably would not.
How many miles has it been since your last oil change? That will give us an idea if the shop is just trying to get you in more often. Also, what kind of oil did they put in? Full synthetic, synthetic blend, conventional (hopefully not)?hey everyone.
i have a question. so awhile ago i got my oil changed recently at the local BigO. hey placed the sticker in the window reminding me to change my oil at certain mileage. so that mileage point has come but when i checked the oil life tab on my screen it shows i have about 47% left.
what are some recommendations. should i ignore the sticker or the oil life monitor.
thanks in advance.
OP has a 2018 Escape, so not a hybridIf you have a hybrid the engine may only run half time or so. Ford programs this into the formula but the oil change place probably would not.
The oil life monitor is probably based on using the recommended oil and filter from the owner's manual. Maybe. There's no way to know.The oil life monitor has no idea whether you have conventional, semi-synthetic or full synthetic oil in it.
My guess is that the oil change place set your sticker based on a 5k change interval.
You can change it now based on the sticker or wait and use the oil life monitor as a guide.
Personally I use a 5k change interval, with my Hybrids as I rarely get over 6k due to the number of short trips and on my non-Hybrids I keep the 5k interval to stay in line with my tire rotations.
Uh, are you saying you go 30,000 miles between oil changes? I wouldn't recommend doing that, but it's your car.Going from my experience with my CMAX which has the same ICE other than displacement 2L vs 2.5L, I used BlackStone Labs to test my oil. Using Mobil 1 with 30k miles they said my oil was still good w/55-60% ICE usage and I had 273k mi. with not using oil, getting great mpg's when I traded it in. I just checked my oil with 26k. mi. since last oil change and the oil is only 1/2 quart down and is still yellow looking. I have 53k mi. total mi. on it. You can do what you want, but I can't see any real benefit changing your oil sooner, just a waste of money.