- '19 MX-5, '20 CX-5
Thanks for sharing your knowledge, zroger.
Would your opinion on when to do the first oil change differ if the first two oil changes/tire rotations were included free with purchase, but only within a 12-month period? I was thinking based on that, to just get the oil change done at 6 months and then at 12 months, which will probably be less than 5K miles OCI with covid and working from home.
I printed off the service bulletin for the next time the dealership tries to sell me one of the non-recommended services. On a previous vehicle, I've had them try to sell me gasoline additives and fuel injector cleaning, which are not in the manual, while questioning why I wanted the spark plugs changed, which is in the manual.
Personally, I avoid dealers due to the inconvenience and propensity for the vehicle to be damaged or soiled while in their hands, so I prefer to pay for my own oil and change it myself even if the dealer would do it for free.
Changing the oil prematurely certainly won't damage the vehicle, but to me, that's like taking an inch-thick stack of napkins from the dispenser at a restaurant when you only need a couple and end up throwing the rest in the trash.