90 Second Oil Changes: 5 Years Away

Castrol, a big motor-oil maker and division of BP, announced Thursday that it has achieved a breakthrough in engine-lubrication design that makes it easy to change the oil in a vehicle in as little as 90 seconds.

In addition, the modification over current designs will also lower carbon emissions and foster recycling. The new system, which Castrol has dubbed Nexcel, must be integrated into vehicle engines at the design stage.

So yes, that means it won’t hit mainstream cars for another five years, about the length of time between major model changes for many automakers. But every good thing takes at least 5 years to actually happen, right?

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York City.