• Jun 9, 2011
Quaker State could pay you up to $3,000 for reaching 300,000 miles as part of its Cash Back Bonus Program. By the time many cars reach 300,000 miles, they're hardly worth the price of the fuel in the tank, but if your vehicle is less than 72 months old and has less than 75,000 miles on the odometer, you can enroll in the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program. The warranty covers vital engine parts against failures related to lubrication. Once you're enrolled in the Limited Warranty program, you can get in on the Cash Back Bonus before rolling 100,000 miles.

Needless to say, using Quaker State oil is a requirement, and the company is touting its latest products, which range from full synthetic to synthetic blends to higher-mileage formulations. Meet all the requirements, and 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, too, so you can spruce up Old Betsy and stay on the road for another 300K. Check out the press release after the jump.
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Quaker State to Reward Motorists With Cash Back for Holding Onto Their Vehicles Longer
Brand Provides Engine Protection for up to 300,000 miles and Cash Reward for Reaching Milestone


HOUSTON, TX – June 6, 2011 – The makers of Quaker State, the motor oil well known for providing durable protection, are now giving motorists cash for using Quaker State and making their cars last. The Quaker State Cash Back Bonus Program launches today and is designed to reward consumers who use Quaker State® Ultimate Durability full synthetic motor oil, Quaker State® Enhanced Durability synthetic blend motor oil or Quaker State® Higher Mileage Engine™ motor oil with the cash value of their vehicle when they reach 300,000 miles, subject to certain terms and conditions.

The Quaker State Cash Back Bonus program is being released in conjunction with the updated Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program, one of the easiest to use, longest running and most comprehensive motor oil warranties available to motorists. The new Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty is one of the first lubricant manufacturer programs that follows the vehicle makers' recommended oil drain intervals.

"For over 20 years now, the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty has been one of the best motor oil warranty programs on the market. The tradition of being among the industry's most innovative motor oil brands continues with the recent changes to the warranty program," said Chris Hayek, Quaker State Global Brand Manager. "People are keeping their vehicles longer to maximize the value of what may be their second largest investment, and the Cash Back Bonus is being introduced to provide a bonus to them for reaching 300,000 miles with the help of Quaker State specialty motor oil."

As the average age of a vehicle on America's roadways rises to over 10 years old[2], more and more Americans are paying close attention to the costs for upkeep and mandatory maintenance of their vehicle. When Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty participants reach the impressive milestone of 300,000 miles, the Quaker State Cash Back Bonus rewards them with the Kelley Blue Book® Trade-In Value for their vehicle as listed in "Good" condition a value of up to $3,000.

"The new Quaker State Cash Back Bonus is designed to reward those motorists who view their vehicle's mileage as a badge of honor," said Hayek. "With the yearly cost of owning and operating a vehicle in the U.S. increasing more than 3 percent from last year, many consumers are looking for ways to help keep their vehicles running smoothly longer, as a way of saving instead of springing for a new vehicle. We hope those consumers will use the bonus as an incentive to keep their high-mileage vehicles and maintain them using Quaker State specialty motor oils."

The Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty protects 15 engine parts from lubricant-related failure and provides motorists' vehicles with coverage for up to 10 years or 300,000 miles, whichever is first. The Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty is free to qualifying consumers who use Quaker State products. To qualify, consumers' vehicles must have been manufactured within the last 72 months and have driven 75,000 miles or less at the time of enrollment. Qualifying consumers can enroll in the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program at www.quakerstate.com.[3]

To be eligible for the Cash Back Bonus, consumers must be eligible for and participate in the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program and use one of the Quaker State specialty motor oil products in the vehicle starting no later than the 100,000-mile mark. Consumers will not be eligible for the Cash Back Bonus if they use Quaker State® conventional motor oil at or beyond the 100,000 mile mark, unless they meet the requirements of the Grandfather Clause. [4]

Quaker State motor oils provide consistent protection over the life of the oil change cycle and are so durable that even after a full drain cycle, they still pass certain critical industry tests for wear protection, rust protection and viscosity retention[5]. Quaker State is one of the first motor oil manufacturers to offer a warranty program that recommends following the manufacturers' recommended oil drain intervals, a shift that is intended to provide consumers with more control in their maintenance schedules.

For more information about the Quaker State Lubrication Limited Warranty program, Cash Back Bonus Program and the full line of Quaker State products, visit www.quakerstate.com.

About Quaker State®
Quaker State® motor oil has a 70-year history as a leader in consumer automotive products and vehicle care. Quaker State is among the industry's most innovative motor oil brands and offers a full line of products to meet every type of vehicle engine need. Quaker State is one of the first brands to develop high mileage engine motor oil and the only brand to market its motor oil product in a clear bottle. For more information about Quaker State products, please visit www.quakerstate.com.

Quaker State is produced and marketed by Shell Lubricants.

About Shell Lubricants
The term 'Shell Lubricants' collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying 13.4% of global lubricants volume.a The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX® and Jiffy Lube®.


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      Stephen Decker
      • 3 Years Ago
      Big Deal you cheap bastards
      Friend X
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is is me or does it seem like Quaker State knows it is impossible to reach 300,000 miles on their oil
        Enrique Cortez
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Friend X
        any car can reach 300,000 if properly maintained. after all i got 325,000 miles ona 1991 GEO METRO LSI that was only a 3 cylinder.
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm going to change my oil every 10,000 miles and then when the Civic is 6 years old, I'll sell it and buy another car.
      Mike Meador
      • 3 Years Ago
      And the small print will read "Must have documented receipts and odometer readings of oil changes every 2,500 miles" So by the times you get to said 300k miles you are into quaker state way more than $3k
        rex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike Meador
        From the press release: "Quaker State is one of the first motor oil manufacturers to offer a warranty program that recommends following the manufacturers' recommended oil drain intervals, a shift that is intended to provide consumers with more control in their maintenance schedules." Ya got to buy oil from some one.....
      Agilis
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is utter stupidity on Quaker States part. They must be smoking something awfully good if they think someone would drive a car to the point it has 300,000 miles on it. FYI, I do ~6000 miles/year. It would take me 50 years to drive 300,000 miles. $3000 would barely touch the cost of parts that would need replacing during th journey to 300K miles. I keep re-reading this article thinking I mixed up the numbers, or AB mixed up the numbers, or something is being interpreted wrong. Sadly, that's not the case.
        cashsixeight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agilis
        I put 40k on my beater civic last year. 7k on my Audi wagon (ski trips). 2k on my track toy prelude 4ws. You just don't drive much. Average mileage is 15k a year.
        hello asshole
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agilis
        Well I have over 300,000 no problem. Hell even when I was a kid working local I put over 13,000 miles a year. 30,000 a yr now NO Problem. Not every one is a city dweller. Still runs smooth, depend on it all the time. Maybe if you bought something worth keeping, you would not feel that way. I know many guys with high mileage on their old trucks, NO theirs as well as mine are not all diesels.
        Dapper_Otter
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agilis
        Um, so it's stupid on their part because they won't likely have to pay out much money on this promotion but will still get plenty of people to try? Seems rather smart to me.
      Tiffany Lorene
      • 2 Years Ago
      i have just under 300,000 miles on my 1996 chevy cav and she is still runnin like a champ.. i use what ever is cheapest for oil.
      walter.siegel
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own a 2001 GMC Sierra. Broke the 300,000 miles barrier today. I have used Quaker State oil in this truck, since purchasing it used with 42,000 miles. I have used Quaker State for all my oil needs over the years, no need to change, fine product Thanks
      Garry Wilkins
      • 3 Years Ago
      My name is Garry wilkins from Little River SC I have used Quaker state oil in all vehicles that i have owned since the age of 16 .. My uncle was a mechanic and would only use it at his service station. My current vehicle is a 1997 Nissan pickup with 225,000 miles and only quaker state has been used in the engine . I have done all my own oil changes , plugs wires , etc since purchasing it. not once have i lost an engine due to oil failure
      Joe Juarez-pelaez
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drs. Srs. I do own a Ford Crown Victoria 2001 with 314210 miles I would like to enter in your program for the 300000 miles. Pls let me know how I can do it. very trully yours Joseph Juarez, 158 Lafayette Ave. Hayward Ca. 94544 my phone is 510 314 2388 and my E mail josjuapez14@yahoo.com
      david opanga
      • 3 Years Ago
      hymmm....road trip around the world, whos down!!!! ohh wait, they drive with the steering wheel on the right in europe...or can i get a permit for that...
        The Calligrapher
        • 3 Years Ago
        @david opanga
        Huh? They drive with the steering wheel on the right in UK. Everywhere else in Europe the steering wheel is on the left side.
      JIM
      • 3 Years Ago
      YEA 300.000 at the rate i drive itll be my greatgrand kids that will collect
      Larry R. Wycoff
      • 2 Years Ago
      I bought a 2005 Toyota Camry LE with 20,000 miles on it. I changed oil and have been using 5W30 Quaker State ever since. The car now has 414, 375 miles on it and it still runs and performs great. It doesn't use any oil and I travel in this car every week. I have two other vehicles and an RV and I use Quaker State in all of those as well. Lrwnwycok@aol.com
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