'Generally' as long as you have receipts for the oil and filter, you
should be okay. However, I would check with the warranty company. They
could give you the definitive answer, not this group. As far as
synthetic oil is concerned, you can go a little longer than with dino.
I use 5k miles as my change interval with my Audi, simply because it's
easier to keep track of in my head! On the Odyssey, I am using dino
oil and the Miaintenance Minder tells me when to change it.
'07 Ody EX
Central NJ USA
If you don't follow the recommendation and there is a problem that is
oil related, your over-priced insurance policy (extended warranty) won't
cover it. You can change the oil yourself or take anywhere you want.
Just make sure you save the receipts so you demonstrate that the oil was
You can use any oil that meets the requirements of Honda, which is any
name-brand oil, including synthetics.
I would check the manual carefully. The 3,000 mi interval might be for
severe service, which you probably don't do. You may be able to do it
every 5,000 mi.
Federal laws prohibit dealers from dictating where you have it serviced. As
for the interval read your owners manual as car manufacturers haven't had a
3000 mile oil change for a number of years. My 04 Odyssey is 7500 miles in
normal service. As long as you follow their recommendations ( Written, not
the dealers) the engine will last a long time. I use Mobile 1 but not to
extend the change cycle. It is much easier on the engine in cold weather
starting and warm up. Dealers and service shops like to pad their bottom
lines and destroy the environment with excessive oil changes. Don't get
caught up in their hype..
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