Opinion on low mileage oil change intervals
Without starting an oil brand/filter brand war here....
My '03 Ranger is basically just a weekend driver and sometimes goes 2 weeks without being driven, sits in the garage a lot. Currently has 61,900 miles on it. I bought it last Sept with 57k miles and even though the oil had been changed at the dealer I bought it from, I switched it over to my favorite Mobil 1 synthetic/motorcraft filter soon after. Thats been in there for about a year and is still relatively clean and looks fine. Wondering if I should just change it yearly (like now) even though it's under mileage or just realize the oil is in a more expensive container (the truck) and it's fine? I'm leaning towards once a year changes since I'm sure moisture can build up in the oil over a year but could be just a waste of money. What do you think? Our Walmart has the 5qt jugs of Mobil 1 for pretty cheap and the Motorcraft filters in stock so once a year is less than $40....no sweat.
'03 XLT/FX4 L1 4x4 4.0 Arizona Beige Automatic (my weekend ride). '16 Ford Escape Titanium ecoboost (wifes ride) '16 Ford Escape S (my work ride)