Preventative Maintenance No. 1 Reason for an Oil Change Among Consumers

The preventative vehicle maintenance message is resonating with consumers, especially when it comes to getting their oil changed. IMR Inc.’s Continuing Consumer Automotive Maintenance Survey (CCAMS) reveals that over 71 percent of DIYers, and almost 64 percent of DIFM (Do-It-For-Me) consumers, said the No. 1 reason they changed the oil in their vehicles was for preventative maintenance reasons.

“Based on our research, motorists really are understanding the importance of preventative maintenance in regard to oil changes,” said Bill Thompson, president and CEO of IMR Inc. “Most vehicle owners are either making sure their oil is changed at certain mileage levels or are following the recommended manufacturers schedule for maintenance.”

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