Hello every one. I was wondering, are you brand loyal no matter what or do you change brands? Take my dad for example. He was raised on Ford vehicles. That is all he has ever bought or owned. He worked for a Motorcraft parts warehouse for 32 years. He only uses Motorcraft oil, Motorcraft filters, spark plugs, batteries, etc. You get the idea. His reasoning behind this is based on his experience with the brand. The company delivery vans were always bought new, were always Ford, and always given Motorcraft parts. The engines would go well in to the 300000 mile range. The batteries would last 7-8 years, spark plugs would go over 100000 miles, etc. My dad is 69 years old and basically believes in keep it simple, and if it ain't broke don't fix it. Dad is old school. 3000 mile oil changes. Dad's feelings are that an oil change is easy and cheap. A replacement engine is not cheap.