2011 Toyota Venza, V6, about 95000 miles, garaged.
Gets driven mostly in town most days of the week, supermarket, library, etc, about 3000 miles per year, even less since Covid.
Uses no oil between changes.
Oil light doesn’t come on, but at about nine months and a coupon from the dealer has arrived, I get the oil changed.
Have been doing this since I bought the car in 2016.
Am I being cheap, not getting the oil changed often enough?
Or am I doing fine, and should continue relying on the dash indicator to tell me when to change the oil? (Actually, I’ve never seen the indicator light come on. If it’s approaching a year since the last oil change, I go in for one.)
I have a coupon that expires end of this month, and it’s been six months since the last oil change, 700 miles ago.
Take it in? Wait another six months? Wait for the indicator light to come on?
Appreciate all advice.