Charger SRT Hellcat
Maybe I'm missing something but do you wait till the oil life monitor system informs you to change it or is it 6,000 miles or 6 months what I saw in the manual? Any idea on cost at dealership?
If you're using a garbage filter like Purolator, I hope you're changing your oil every 1500 to 2000 miles. That filter has very little surface area (small number of pleats). You need to use a better quality filter like what came on it or better yet a SRT filter7 its of Mobil 1 0W-40, $35. Purolator filter ~$8. Do it yourself in under an hour for <$50.
Last year, I got the dealership to do the first few oil changes mostly because I wanted warranty proof. I did the first oil change of the year myself because I didn't want to take it there for something I could do myself. I asked how that would affect my warranty and they said just have receipts that you bought an oil filter and that should be all you need.Also, you can do it yourself, it's not that big of a deal.
I'll tell you what. When you have more miles on your engine than I do (213K), you can chime in. Until then, shhhhhh. And no, I don't use oil treatment. Just regular maintenance with full synthetic and a fresh filter every time at 5,000 miles.I guess you use STP oil treatment too...
Just to reinforce the good advice of regular maintenance: A friend of mine has a Dodge pickup, (I forget the year), that has...500,000 miles on it, and going strong. He has no intention of getting rid of it. In fact, they just had a collision with a full grown elk, and the left front is mangled. But if he can get it fixed, he's getting it fixed. I, myself, have a history in aviation maintenance and can attest that regular maintenance keeps a vehicle going for a lot longer than you might think. But it DOES make a difference as to what type of oil, and filters one uses. Eg: you get what you pay for. For a special car like a Hellcat, it deserves the best one can afford. Don't cut corners. Between 2FST4GM's comment, and mine, I hope we've helped.Oh, I guess the 213,000 miles I now have on the car mean nothing. It still runs 12.7 @ 111 and knocks down 21mpg at 75mph. Your myth is "BUSTED". Just do regular maintenance and your car will last a long time.