Yes, the oil and filters aren't going to bankrupt anyone, but with four vehicles (all FCA, naturally) that "require" 6-month oil changes, it gets time consuming. I'd rather change the oil on some of the other ones that rightfully should be serviced.
Besides, it defies (my) logic to change the oil in the fall, then again in the spring, with zero miles but six months on it.
Also, what is so special about FCA's engines that the world as we know it will end (well, the warranty anyway) if the oil becomes over six months old?
I don't know of any other vehicles that require that interval, including high end Porsches.
And please explain to me why a Ram can sit on a dealer's lot for a year without needing an oil change, but the second you sign on the dotted line (become the owner), the clock starts and the oil MUST be changed every six months.
well the facts are a MAKER can stick any warranty requirements on there ITEM they wish, we all don't have to like it or understand it
its there Right to do so
if you don't care about keeping the warranty by following THERE requirements, then DON"T
this is YOUR right to do so!
the part about what magically make the NEW dealer vehicle different, is it is NOW a used vehicle
like it or not, the second you sign the papers its also worth less than the same NEW vehicles on the lot!
as it is NOW a used vehicle!
again doesn't maybe make any sense, but its there items and they can make the rules on them'
and well, NEW< VS used is a part of life
AIn;'t no one going to pay the same price for a USE "X" when they can buy a new one?
its maybe more a mind set thing, but Blue book and other tools, all call used, lesser value on its value!
the price of these new vehicles, they KNOW Most cannot afford to gamble and NOT follow warranty's, and also know MOST owners DON"T do there own PM"S
so it MAKES them more money to MAKE folks do oil changes at THERE Set numbers!
like most things in life, its about the mighty dollar way over LOGIC ever coming into play!
but also as in life, there are prices to be paid when you DON"T follow set rules,
be them speed limits(and who has always driven 25 in places where 35-40 is more realistic)
BUT get caught going over a speed limit, and what happens
YOU PAY THE PRICE
lots of dumb rules at times, and Logic again, seems to be getting harder to find in things