GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Oil Change Overdue Period Statistics

The majority of drivers wait longer than recommended to get an oil change, with the average overdue period being around 1,000 to 3,000 miles.

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"Overdue oil changes can lead to a 1-2% decrease in vehicle performance."

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"15% of vehicles develop oil sludge if oil changes are consistently overdue."

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"Overdue oil changes can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 2%."

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"Approximately 20% of vehicle owners in the U.S. admit to going over 2,000 miles past the recommended oil change interval."

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"On average, 35% of drivers in the U.S. delay their oil change beyond the recommended period."

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"Regular oil changes can extend the life of your engine by an average of 75,000 miles."

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"Delaying an oil change beyond 5,000 miles can increase engine deposit formation by 35%."

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"Vehicles that consistently use synthetic oil can have oil change intervals as long as 10,000 miles."

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"22% of vehicles have not had an oil change in the past year."

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"Up to 25% of drivers are unaware of the recommended oil change interval for their vehicle."

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"Regular oil changes reduce the likelihood of costly engine repairs by up to 50%."

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"Delaying an oil change can increase the risk of engine failure by up to 30%."

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"Oil change intervals can vary between 3,000 to 10,000 miles, depending on the vehicle and oil type."

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"11% of all cars on the road are driving with oil at least a quart low."

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"Oil degradation can lead to increased engine wear by up to 20%."

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"In 2019, there were around 28 million overdue oil changes in the U.S."

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"10% of drivers mistakenly believe that oil never needs to be changed."

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"60% of drivers surveyed said they find it inconvenient to schedule oil changes."

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"Up to 17% of drivers go at least one month past their scheduled oil change."

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"Over 40% of drivers rely on the oil change reminder light, rather than tracking mileage manually."

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