Originally Posted by Meathead
I have never changed my oil with any new car (4 cars), and nothing has happened. But now you got me all nervous, so I will probably be scheduling my oil change today. Does the oil monitor actually monitor the oil life or does it just track mileage? Obviously a convnetional oil change will yield shorter life than synthetic.
It uses factors like mileage, RPM's, and some other stuff to figure out oil life. 10,000 miles seems to be the norm for normal service. It will come on in the little screen between the gauges.