WILLIAM LAST, 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
Q: WHICH QUAKER STATE MOTOR OIL DO YOU USE?
A: I use Quaker State Full Synthetic 10W-30.
Q: HOW MANY MILES/KILOMETERS ARE ON YOUR CAR CURRENTLY?
A: I currently have 360,000 miles on my 2001 Chevy Tahoe.
Q: WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR OIL/GET YOUR OIL CHANGED?
A: I did my own oil changes and bought the oil at Menard’s Home Improvement stores.
Q: WHAT TYPE OF DRIVING CONDITIONS IS YOUR VEHICLE SUBJECTED TO?
A: Most of my miles were long trips from Wisconsin to Florida, South Carolina or Colorado. It takes some doing to get to 300,000, and driving to church and the store will not get it done. I never thought the truck would last this long or had a plan to keep it this long, but it runs great. Looks are okay, too, despite a ding here and there.
Q: WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND QUAKER STATE?
A: Truthfully, I bought Quaker State because it was always on sale for the same or less than conventional oil. Then when the rebate came out, that was just a bonus. Like I said, I never thought I would make it that far.
Q: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE RECIPIENT OF THE CASH BACK BONUS?
A: Seeing as I was the only DIYer to make it to 300k, that is something nice. Quaker State did a great job at the promotion we had a Menards [where I was awarded] the big check. NASCAR Driver Paul Menard was there, which was a thrill to my son, and he got us tickets to a race in Florida, which was really cool. Now everyone at the store knows me and says “Hi” as if I was a VIP, which I was for a day, but they continue to give me props.
Q: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE MAINTAINED YOUR CAR FOR 300,000 MILES/400,000 KM?
A: I think I just got a bit lucky with making it to 300k. I have had no problems with any thing on the truck. Besides the things you expect to replace, I can say the engine runs great with Quaker State. At any time, something major could have gone out like a transmission etc. prior to 300k, and I would not have bothered to fix it as the truck is not worth a big expense. But so far, all is holding up. I do make sure the small things and fluid changes are done, so maybe it is not so much luck and more what I have done, who knows.