Thursday, September 9, 2010

Full Synthetic

It’s oil change day for the Prius, and I’m using Jiffy Lube today. I’ve gone back and forth with Grease Monkey, Jiffy Lube, Brakes Plus, and myself over the last few years, and with no real difference for the first three. The latter one sucks, mainly because of the disposal hassle and time involved for me to do it.

I’ve run full synthetic in all the vehicles here for years, and they’ve all run fine. Not that normal oil wouldn’t work, but if I run long on a change, and I tend to run about 5-6k miles in the gas cars, I don’t worry about it. I’ve also not had any engine issues, so it seems like cheap insurance to me.

The Prius is at 69,300 miles, and we’ve owned it for 41 months as of last week. It’s performed well, and still is doing great. Gas mileage is down a touch, and I think that’s due to switching from the cheaper, better rolling tires to a slightly heavier, better traction tire, but after a lot of slipping last year, I’m hoping these last longer. Still, 50mpg to 46mpg isn’t a bad slip.

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