Why Not To Trust Electronic Oil Change Warnings On Your Car

Do Not Trust Electronic Oil Change Interval Lights

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 50 years, shows why you should not trust those modern oil change interval warning systems that many cars now have. Because if you do, it may cost you a ton as time goes by.

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TheAutoAdventurer
TheAutoAdventurer

I wonder if Mercedes does the same thing, no oil dipstick. What’s next, BMW copies Porsche by being a sealed hood meaning no hood for maintenance?

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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Kris2240
Kris2240

My 2016 BMW 328i has the alert, however there is no dipstick. I have to rely on the computer to tell me if is "ok" or something else. That

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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yep, and that say something doesn't it

Anthony Zingale
Anthony Zingale

For Toyotas, the warning comes on every 5,000 miles, no matter how you drive it.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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then it comes back on, weird. I'll reupload it. thanks.

Titansniper1
Titansniper1

This video goes black at 1:38

Vladchan
Vladchan

even worse nobody checks the oil anymore so the lady's truck engine was about to blow up and she would have no clue. In ye good old days gas stations used to check your oil and tire pressure for free. Not anymore. So they put a TPMS light for lazy drivers why can't they put a low oil level light.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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well, yes, that's fine. But unfortunately many of those are set at one non adjustable interval that's really too infrequent.

Vladchan
Vladchan

I like the light that goes by mileage only. You set the intervals



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