Car: 2007 Corolla CE
Manual States: Oil and filter should be changed every 5,000 miles or 6 months. No mention of a severe service schedule.
My Oil Change Plan: Change oil twice a year, once at the start of spring around March, and once at the end of summer around the end of September or October. I do mostly city driving accumulating about 12,000 to 14,000 miles a year. I generally drive pretty gently for fuel economy reasons but also because this car does NOT handle well at higher speeds thus discouraging spirited driving.
So, that’s 6,000 to 7,000 miles per oil change and I use Mobil 1 0W20 Synthetic oil. Right now, it’s around the 5,000 mile mark I am getting jittery and wondering if I should change it but that would throw my plan off…
What do you think? Synthetic should mean I can go 1,000 to 2,000 miles longer right?