Monday, August 22, 2011

Quaker State wants to pay you to use their oil for 300,000 miles, but good luck with trying to keep a car that long

What does the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty cover?

Up to 300,000 miles or 10 years (whichever is first) if you exclusively use Quaker State® motor oil products (i.e. Quaker State® Higher Mileage Engine™, Quaker State® Advanced Durability, Quaker State® Enhanced Durability, Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™). If you ever have a warranty related claim, the value of the claim is limited to $5,000 US, or the actual cash value of the eligible vehicle, whichever is less.

Receive a "Cash Back Bonus" when you reach 300,000 miles!

Use Quaker State® high mileage, synthetic blend, or full synthetic motor oil (“specialty motor oil”) starting no later than when your vehicle reaches 100,000 miles and you may qualify to receive up to $3,000 US. Certain restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
(in a nutshell, you'll get a cash payment equal to the Kelley Blue Book trade-in value of your vehicle, up to $3,000. The oil company will give you the money without taking the car)

How to qualify:

•Register before your engine has 75,000 miles or less when you first used Quaker State® motor oil, and has been manufactured within the last 72 months of your first use of Quaker State® motor oil (“Eligible Vehicle”).

•The Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty takes effect 6 months after your first eligible purchase of Quaker State® motor oil. You are eligible to make a claim for a Cash Back Bonus when your eligible vehicle has reached 300,000 miles AND it is no older than 20 years.

•GRANDFATHER CLAUSE. If you are an existing Quaker State® motor oil customer registered for the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program before June 1, 2011, you have the opportunity to be eligible for the Cash Back Bonus Program disregarding of which type of Quaker State® motor oil you use.

(I have the feeling this doesn't apply to many people, and they aren't going to pay out very often... just how few people ever keep a car that long? Really few. How many cars car survive for 300000 miles? Very few. Now of those very very few cars that stay with one owner, and aren't damaged in other ways, how many owners are going to hear about this offer in time to sign up, and then never use any other oil? Yeah, almost none.)

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