I agree, when that's the case, but I don't think it applies to me here. The fact that my cars are old is not a factor. It's that I can't justify paying more than three times as much for a product that would not, in practical terms, provide me with any better engine protection, given my relatively short OCIs.Why is it, when a car gets old, many owners feel the top brand motor oils are no longer necessary? As if to send their car to an early grave or a better oil has no affect on a worn engine. Seems to be an emotional decision.
Around upstate NY NAPA synthetic goes on sale often. $19 for 5 qts.
In Virginia, NAPA full synthetic is $19.98 right now. Been stocking up on it and Super Tech recently based on spot shortages around our area. Local NAPA guy has had some weights & brands that he cannot currently get (in addition to some filters) and has been notified that his oil price from NAPA is going to go up about 8% very soon.$31.59 + tax for a 5 l jug - about the same as the Mobil 1 sale price.
I put on 340,000 miles on an ‘88 Honda Accord on store brand oil almost exclusively. The only time it saw a brand name oil was when it was really cheap. But mostly, this engine never saw an oil that was anything specialWhy is it, when a car gets old, many owners feel the top brand motor oils are no longer necessary? As if to send their car to an early grave or a better oil has no affect on a worn engine. Seems to be an emotional decision.
I haven't seen M1 rebates advertised here. The sales are good (typically 40% off) but they seem to be less frequent than they used to be, and when there is one there's not much in stock.When you say Mobil 1 on sale, do you mean rebates? Parts stores have sales all the time but in my opinion they are not much of a discount. However, the annual Mobil 1 rebates are a *huge* discount, are good for up to 2 jugs per household, and the net price is less than any Supertech oil... by what I have seen anyway. I know 2 jugs per year won't help with the multiple vehicles you are servicing, just wanted to be sure I we are comparing apples to apples