Why 3,000-mile oil changes could cost you millions of dollars

July 19, 2012

Do you recommend that your customers change their oil every 3,000 miles? Does that contradict what most of the vehicle manuals suggest?

If it does, you may be open to a lawsuit in the future. And based on a lawsuit that has been filed in California, the damages to you could be in the millions of dollars.

That lawsuit, according to the "Lube Report," charges Jiffy Lube International Inc. with "false and misleading advertising and unfair competitive practices" because it recommends oil changes every 3,000 miles when vehicle manufacturers recommend a much longer interval.

To find out if the inexpensive windshield sticker you affix to the inside of your customer's vehicle following an oil change may hurt your bottom line, read the latest blog from Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich, "Will the 3,000-mile oil change open you up to a lawsuit?"

What is your recommended interval? What do you think of the lawsuit? After you read the blog, let us know what you think by leaving a comment!