I just got an e-mail from my dealer hoping to bring my PHEV in for the upcoming 5,000 mile service.
What is involved with that?
If it is basically just an oil change, I would think the oil would be changed much less frequently. I estimate the gas engine is only running for 40% of the miles based on my usage pattern. So when the car is at 5,000 miles, the engine will only have 2,000 miles on it, which is too soon for an oil change. I would think/hope that the car will prompt for servicing based on actual engine run time, not just miles in an attempt to lure more $ to the dealers. But I don't recall reading anything along those lines in the owners guide. If someone uses it only as an EV, i.e., rarely ever kicks on the hybrid engine, then the oil change should be annual, not mileage determined.
Anyone here with insight on that?