Change your oil every three months or 3000 miles!

Sound familiar? More than likely your parents ground it into your memory, so every time the little sticker in the corner of our windshield matches our odometer we immediately head for the nearest Jiffy Lube.

When was the last time you went 10,000 miles without changing your oil? If your like most of us, probably never, however, some cars are made to run that long or longer on a single oil change thanks to tighter engine tolerances, better materials, and synthetic oils.

According to a recent government survey only 33% of people had ever driven their cars 4000 miles or more on a single oil change.

The truth is, changing your oil every 3000 miles is just too often, todays engines are made to run 5, 8, 10, and even 20,000 miles between oil changes. The average oil change costs around $30, and lets say we drive the standard 12,000 miles a year, that’s $120 a year in oil changes when really you should only be spending half that, it’s not a big savings, but over time really can help line your pocketbook.

Every year we throw away millions of gallons of half used oil, one analyst from Edmonds.com said “you wouldent change your bath water halfway through, why would you change your oil” and he’s right. If you want to find out how often you should change your oil you can either check your service manual, or go to http://www.checkyournumber.org put in your year make and model, and it will tell you how often you really need to stop in to the service station.

Chevy Sonic

Often when you are looking for a car, there’s what you want to buy, and what you need to buy. These two different worlds don’t often jive together; often you’re stuck with a bare bones subcompact that is not really much to brag about.

Turbo charged engine, Leather heated seats, alloy wheels, remote start. What comes to mind when you think of these things?

I bet you didn’t say the new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, built in the heart of Michigan the youthful Sonic is trying to reinvent the subcompact market, muttled in an arena with competitors like the Fiesta, Mazda2, and the Honda Fit. The Sonic features a sporty 1.8L ecotech engine as well as a 1.4L turbocharged engine paired with either a 6 speed manual or automatic transmission that is capable of getting well over 35 mpg on the highway.

Available in both Hatchback and Sedan versions, in three different trim models there is plenty to choose from, all feature a sporty double mouth grill, OnStar, halogen lights, and a digital speedometer. Other than the Chevrolet bowtie the old Aveo and new Sonic are really light years apart. Lets take a look at all the features available.

  • ·         1.4L turbocharged engine
  • ·         OnStar
  • ·         Leather Heated Seats
  • ·         Digital Speedometer
  • ·         1 free year of XM satilite radio
  • ·         Bluetooth hands free talking
  • ·         Remote start
  • ·         Build in the USA
  • ·         30.7 cubic feet with the seats down
  • ·         Alloy wheels standard in all models and trims

If you plan on tuning in like the other 110 million people this weekend to watch the Giants play the Patriots, be sure to watch the Sonic in action, since it has been made the sonic has been busy doing high speed kick flips, skydiving, bungee jumping, and being revealed at the Super Bowl, playing music?

The Sonic LS is starting at $14,495 in the USA and the fully equipped LTZ will be available for around $18,000 either way, an amazing deal!

Chevy Sonic Superbowl Commerical