5,000 miles....7,500 miles...10,000 miles....
March 7, 2013 8:09 AM Subscribe
How is it that newer model cars are able to go increasingly longer distances and periods of time without regularly scheduled service?
posted by Dansaman to technology (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a 2011 Volvo XC60. The first several regularly scheduled services are 7,500 miles (or 10 months, whichever is sooner) apart. When I told the dealer that seemed awesome, he said "the newest models are 10,000 mile increments". What are the actual technical improvements that allow for such long periods between service? I think it has something to do with synthetic motor oil but I am curious to know specifically how this all works and whether there is any theoretical limit. Will 12,500 miles be next?