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View Poll Results: What interval does the service tech write on your oil change sticker?
3,000 miles (synthetic) 22 32.84%
4,000 miles (synthetic) 0 0%
5,000 miles (synthetic) 14 20.90%
Other (synthetic) 4 5.97%
3,000 miles (dino) 18 26.87%
4,000 miles (dino) 1 1.49%
5,000 miles (dino) 4 5.97%
Other (dino) 4 5.97%
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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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"Next Oil Change" windshield sticker

I have noticed that my Buick dealer always indicates a 5,000 mile oil change interval for my synthetic oil filled Enclave. The independent shop that I use for my synthetic oil filled Tribeca indicates 3,000 miles on the windshield sticker each time. A 5,000 mile oil change interval seems much more appropriate for synthetic oil filled vehicles as a minimum drain interval. I find it interesting that the Buick dealer is prescribing a longer drain interval than the independent shop, perhaps because the dealer generates billable services in more ways that the independent shop can.

What has been your experience regarding the indication on the windshield mounted oil change recommendation sticker for your lambda? You can vote more than once if you've experienced more than one indication for your vehicle.

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Re: "Next Oil Change" windshield sticker

I don't bother putting a sticker on my windshield.

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I don't let them put one on the windshield... Keep database in the iPhone...

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Re: "Next Oil Change" windshield sticker

My mechanic Ted indicates 3,000 miles or 3 months. I noticed that Reichard Buick put 5,000 miles and due back Feb 11, 2011. which is 3 months from the last time I was there. Guess they think I put on a lot of miles...LOL!!

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My mechanic Ted indicates 3,000 miles or 3 months. I noticed that Reichard Buick put 5,000 miles and due back Feb 11, 2011. which is 3 months from the last time I was there. Guess they think I put on a lot of miles...LOL!!
Next time you're in the shop, tell 'em Ted sent you...

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Re: "Next Oil Change" windshield sticker

Where on the iphone do you keep the data?
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Where on the iphone do you keep the data?
An app called Gas Cubby... You can track any type of maintenance, fill-ups, registration details, tag numbers, etc., on as many vehicles as you own...

Been using for a couple years & I'm satisfied...

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Thanks.
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Next time you're in the shop, tell 'em Ted sent you...


LOL okay I get it...Steve at Reichard already knows I have a good independent mechanic and if it were not for the warranty work or the free oil changes, which I finally received last week, would not travel the 30 minutes versus the 5 minutes to get work done on the Outlook.

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