Low cost of ownership is a hot selling point among vehicle manufacturers (OEM). OEMs tout “low maintenance costs” or “maintenance free” vehicles because all of the other attributes that comprise low cost of ownership (depreciation, fuel costs, insurance, state fees and financing) are difficult to control and manipulate. Whichever promises the cheapest vehicle maintenance wins!
To support promises of superior, maintenance-free vehicles, OEMs are lengthening oil change intervals, calling for 10,000 miles (16,000 km)—some as high as 15,000 miles (24,000 km)—of road wear between shop visits. These extended intervals are quickly becoming the norm in owner’s manuals.
Today’s oils in today’s engines
To support extended oil change intervals, today’s high quality, full synthetic oils are more robust and have a greater ability to protect engines from wear and heat… yet still deliver good fuel economy with low emissions.
However, new technology engines, like GDIs, have hotter combustion temperatures, higher cylinder pressures, less ring tension and tighter tolerances than we have ever seen! This harsh environment is the perfect storm for deposit formation and buildup at even 5,000-mile (8,000 km) intervals. Add several thousand more miles to oil change intervals and these engines provide a lengthy incubation period for carbon deposits.
Even high quality, full synthetic oils will degrade eventually. Unless the oil is strengthened to protect against high heat for longer periods of time, deposits will form, build, and cause expensive damage on many engine components.
Strength for today’s oils
In response to longer oil change intervals, BG has created an extended life oil supplement designed to protect oil over more time and miles.
BG Extended Life MOA® will protect engine components and strengthen all brands of engine oil. It prevents engine oil breakdown and thickening under even the most lengthy severe stop-and-go, high temperature driving.
BG Extended Life MOA®:
• Allows safe extended intervals
• Ensures reliability of critical engine components
• Prevents excessive oil loss
• Extends engine life
BG Extended Life MOA® is backed by BG Engine Assurance®. A BG Engine Oil Change with BG Extended Life MOA® every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) yields up to $6,000 in BG Engine Assurance® coverage for lubricated parts in the engine.
Today’s vehicles may in fact be low cost to own and be able to travel further between oil changes, but to do so they will always need to be taken care of. As long as these new engines are protected with BG Extended Life MOA®, BG Engine Assurance® will ensure a long road ahead. Click here to learn more.