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I have a 2021 PacHyPin purchased September 2021. It has 1,090 miles on the odometer (Uconnect) -- 429.3 Electric & 661.5 Hybrid.

I am on my fifth Fuel/Oil Refresh mode. and showing "OIL LIFE REMAINING" at 3%. (Yeah, after only 600 miles. Grrrr)

I received an e-mail that my oil needs changing from the dealership. However, the soonest available appointment is over a month away.

Two questions: Is there any reason why, since there is no other reason, I can't simply go to a "Quick Oil Change" place (Grease Money, for instance)? And what are the consequences of going past the 0% oil life remaining?
 

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The choice is your where you take it for service or maintenance. The oil life really is a algorithm that once reset will remind you that your oil life is at a particular percentage , there is no sensor that monitors yours oil life percentage remaining . If you use a full synthetic and a oem filter is shoot for the once a year change as your driving , from your post above , dictates time vs mileage . But rule of thumb is 1 year or 8 thousand miles , some people say 10 thousand miles . Just keep records of receipts of everything’s of something happens to happen down the road . For some dealership oil changes take the “ guess work “ out of anything problematic down there road
 

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The choice is your where you take it for service or maintenance. The oil life really is a algorithm that once reset will remind you that your oil life is at a particular percentage , there is no sensor that monitors yours oil life percentage remaining . If you use a full synthetic and a oem filter is shoot for the once a year change as your driving , from your post above , dictates time vs mileage . But rule of thumb is 1 year or 8 thousand miles , some people say 10 thousand miles . Just keep records of receipts of everything’s of something happens to happen down the road . For some dealership oil changes take the “ guess work “ out of anything problematic down there road
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If you create an account at the Chrysler Owner's site and link your VIN to it you can log all maintenance work there. I believe dealers can see it. At least when I had dealer work done it did the reverse (I saw it logged on the site).

 

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I have a 2021 PacHyPin purchased September 2021. It has 1,090 miles on the odometer (Uconnect) -- 429.3 Electric & 661.5 Hybrid.

I am on my fifth Fuel/Oil Refresh mode. and showing "OIL LIFE REMAINING" at 3%. (Yeah, after only 600 miles. Grrrr)

I received an e-mail that my oil needs changing from the dealership. However, the soonest available appointment is over a month away.

Two questions: Is there any reason why, since there is no other reason, I can't simply go to a "Quick Oil Change" place (Grease Money, for instance)? And what are the consequences of going past the 0% oil life remaining?
You can take it to a quick oil change place. Changing the oil on the hybrid is no different than a regular car. Since it’s been a year since you bought it, you should get the oil changed regardless of the fact that you’ve only put about 1,000 miles on it. Oil that just sits in an engine that is rarely used can accumulate moisture and other things can happen chemically that can be bad for the engine. So just change it once a year or every 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.
 

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I have a 2021 PacHyPin purchased September 2021. It has 1,090 miles on the odometer (Uconnect) -- 429.3 Electric & 661.5 Hybrid.

I am on my fifth Fuel/Oil Refresh mode. and showing "OIL LIFE REMAINING" at 3%. (Yeah, after only 600 miles. Grrrr)
Are you saying you will be changing the oil FIVE TIMES with only 1,090 miles on the car in a year, and the last time was 600 miles ago???
Something is wrong with that - that is absurd. ONE oil change is all you should have needed. (one year on the oil). Have a dealer find out what is up with that.
As to where to have an oil change done - consider doing it yourself - it is super easy - read this:
If you have it done, keep the receipt as proof and be sure it specifies the oil used.
 

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Are you saying you will be changing the oil FIVE TIMES with only 1,090 miles on the car in a year, and the last time was 600 miles ago???
Something is wrong with that - that is absurd. ONE oil change is all you should have needed. (one year on the oil). Have a dealer find out what is up with that.
As to where to have an oil change done - consider doing it yourself - it is super easy - read this:
If you have it done, keep the receipt as proof and be sure it specifies the oil used.
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You’ll need to change the oil yearly to maintain the warranty on the engine, if for no other reason. Does the oil actually need changing? Probably not so much. But if you don’t follow the scheduled maintenance and later have a problem, then a warranty claim may be denied. It’s a remote possibility, but expensive if it does occur.
 
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