20,000 Mile Oil Change Myth Busted

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

Even when it comes to something as simple as changing your oil, there are different opinions out there about how to do it correctly. Some think that you should really stay on it, getting that oil swapped out every 3000 miles and others will tell you that’s absurd. Who exactly is right in a situation like this, we can’t really say for sure but what we can be sure about is that the debate will probably continue on for ages. There’s no telling when we will all come to an agreement on the topic, probably when combustion engines are gone and everything has become electric powered.

Recently, to accommodate peoples’ unwillingness to change their oil very often, Mobil 1 has come out with a solution in oil that they claim only needs to be changed every 20,000 miles. It really seems like something that’s equal parts scary and exciting because if something like this works, it’ll obviously take pretty a pretty substantial amount of work out of the driveway of millions and could potentially save you a nice chunk of change, all depending on how much you actually drive your car. If you put a ton of mileage on it, having to do those good old fashioned 3,000 to 5,000-mile oil changes can get to be a bit much.

This time, web mechanic, Scotty Kilmer, takes the liberty of dissecting exactly what’s up with this new oil and what you should and shouldn’t trust it to do. Could this oil really be good for an entire 20,000 miles? What can you expect out of it if you do decide to use this mix? If you follow along below, Scotty will take the liberty of breaking down everything that he seems to think about this particular oil and if he thinks that you should put in use with your car or not.