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It does not calculate based on the type of oil, but if it says "change oil soon" you're at least at 10,000 miles on that oil and definitely need it changed, synthetic or not the filter is going to be clogged completely soon and not properly doing it's job. These cars are very sensitive to the type of oil used (if it's the turbo model) and synthetic is better for it, so midas wasn't wrong, but it was definitely too expensive.So my wife, gullible little thing, stopped by midas at my request to get a normal oil change. They of course told her "oh no no, you need this super fully synthetic diamond version ultra pristine oil for your car." yadda yadda. She totally bit and ended up walking out of there with a $100 oil change.
This was probably about 6-8 months ago. Now the "change oil soon" light has come on again. I was always told that you could go much longer, even up to a year, with fully synthetic (assuming they actually even gave her the oil she paid for).
My question is, does the "change oil" light actually calculate for the difference of synthetics and regular oil? Or is it just using the same calculation of rotations and all as it would for regular oil?
I was about the put in mobil 1 extended performance (15000 miles / 1 year), but afraid the change oil light will come on every 6 months.