I’ve got my first new car in a long time and things have changed. The manufacturer specifies synthetic oil and a 10,000 mile oil change interval. My previous cars had called for oil changes between 3,000 to 8,000 miles, depending on driving habits. I want this new car to last a long time, so I’m concerned about going this long between oil changes. I’ve read some other threads here about oil analysis, with both pros and cons.
To help put my mind at ease, I’m leaning towards having an oil analysis done. My goal is not to stretch my oil change interval to extreme lengths. Instead, it’s just to feel comfortable with going 10,000 miles between oil changes on a new car.
I was hoping a few of you could help with some questions I still have.
Recommendations on companies to consider. Blackstone seems to come up a lot. Are there others to look at?
Blackstone offers a variety of tests. I don’t know which level of test to consider. Any suggestions or experiences would be a help.
Blackstone mentions a “Total Base Number” test. It’s to determine how much additive life is left. Do you think I should consider this?
Anything else you think might be useful is also appreciated.
Thanks in advance.