That’s the number of kilometers until my next oil change.

I just got my first oil change for my Mini today, at about 17,500 klicks. It’s pretty cool, because I’m used to getting my oil changed every 5000 kilometers.

The Mini oil changes aren’t cheap – about $200 – but getting one oil change a year is a major bonus, and getting 4 or 5 oil changes would add up to the same. (Particularly when you factor in the expensive synthetic oil.)

Here’s to a year or more of oil-change freedom!