quote:Originally posted by johnpr3:quote:Originally posted by Tim Vipond:quote:Originally posted by johnpr3:quote:Where did you get these numbers? The reports I've seen show a 10% synthetic oil market. And retail stores carry much more that 2% synthetic oils, more like the 10% I've seen reported.
Tim, this is based on an unscientific survey. Please provide real, hard numbers for us to evaluate.
Again, Please Post the reports you've seen.
"According to the 2009 National Oil & Lube News Fast Lube
Operators Survey, the vast majority of both smaller LT30
(companies operating “less than 30 stores”) and larger MT30
(companies operating “more than 30 stores”) fast lube busi-
nesses offer premium oil changes using synthetic motor oil.
In fact, 92 percent of LT30 businesses and 100 percent of
MT30 businesses offer a synthetic motor oil change, with
synthetics accounting for 10 percent of sales at both MT30
and LT30 businesses."
"Only 11 percent of survey participants are using synthetic motor oil in their engine."
What makes you think the numbers are unscientific? They were done by Exxon and National Oil & Lube. Two different sources. Total agreement.