So my new car has about 2800 miles on it. This weekend chim and I will be attending Fur Fest and it's a bit of a drive. Now old school wisdom that I remember stated oil changes every 3000 were just a bit excessive but not damaging. And that the first oil change should actually happen at 1000, not 3000, to clear out any machining residuals from assembly. A friend of the family will actually drive his new cars straight from the dealer to his shop and replaces the oil with synthetic with less than 100 miles on the clock. I have a Maintenance Monitor that says the oil life in my car is around 60%. The manual states I should do oil changes every 7500. You can see my dilemma. Should I just wait and trust Detroit car makers that their sensors are working (if they have any actually) or that the number thrown against the wall "7500" is sufficient? Should I go and get a change earlier than prescribed because it's not like it would hurt anything anyway? Thoughts?