I'm still in the process of breaking in the engine on my new car, and I'm about half-way to the magic 1000-mile mark. In the past, my dad always told me to change the oil and filter after that first 1000 miles. His rationale was that as the engine was being broken in, little bits of crud (microscopic metal shavings etc) would be generated and it would be a good plan to eliminate them.
So, my last new car was 15 years ago, and my dad is no longer here to advise me. With today's engines/cars, do you think this is still good practice? I'm thinking yes since oil is cheaper than engine repairs, and I plan to keep this car for a long time. But I'm interested in benefiting from the collective wisdom here. Thanks in advance.