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Determining The Life Of The Oil: How Do OEMs Calculate Oil Life Percentages?

Nothing is more frustrating for a customer than getting in a vehicle after an oil change and seeing that the oil life monitor has not been reset. Either the technician did not realize the vehicle had a reset procedure, or they did not want to look it up. But, it is safe to assume that every 2007 and newer vehicle has a reset procedure.

VIDEO: Oil Life Monitors On GM Vehicles

Andrew Markel explores GM’s specifications for oil life monitors and how they may alert the driver to change the oil at an unexpected time. Sponsored by MAHLE.