Dating waiting intervals
The common car gets oil and filter change in 3,000 miles, the one with synthetic in 15-20,000. That dealer sticker is just to try and get you to change oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months and pad their pockets.It used to be simple, but engines are more complex, there are more types of oils to choose from, and some have gotten way better. From the 2013 Malibu owners manual, apparently it has the oil monitor system so I would go by it (as I do on our 2013 Equinox) or follow the owner's manual if you don't drive it much at all: When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message displays, have the engine oil and filter changed within the next 1 000 km/600 mi.That being said, I have no problems starting an engine with synthetic oil after it's been sitting two years. But I'm not going to hammer on it at all until the oil gets changed. Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.A QSI has the effect of moving an employee through the GS pay range faster than by periodic step increases alone.
While I do trade off after a while, neither gets driven many miles.
Anyone who thinks oil will go bad from sitting for 6 months, or even 6 years is just...wrong. Spices are not the same as oil, so your analogy is flawed. Most engines will have a little bit of unburned fuel left in the cylinders when you shut the car off. Now, a little bit of gas mixing isn't going to do much damage.
The spices in your cabinet don't expire for years...lasts much longer than spices. That fuel eventually drips down past the piston rings and then condenses in the oil pan. But when you consider that happens EVERY time you shut the car off, and if you don't fire it up again until after the fuel has slipped past the pistons, your oil is slowly being contaminated.
If driven under the best conditions, the engine oil life system might not indicate the need for vehicle service for more than a year. Your trained dealer technician can perform this work.
If the engine oil life system is reset accidentally, service the vehicle within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since the last service. I don't know, but my Honda manual says to change the oil every year, if you don't hit the mileage requirements.