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I have a three month old Ct (Opal Sage EX-L, AWD) with 2500 miles on it. Like the car a great deal but have a mild dilemma. I am driving to Florida (Key West) on January 7th to vacation for two weeks and then drive back. The round trip plus "run around" mileage while there will approximate 4K miles and so before I get back my mileage will certainly go well passed the 5K 'first oil change' mark.

I called the dealership and asked whether I should change the oil before leaving or wait till my return (when the odometer will be approaching 7K)...the answer was that "since this is the first oil change you should change it before leaving"..fair enough. I stopped at the dealership today to schedule the oil change and the person I spoke with suggested I wait till my return as "the new oils are so good that hitting 7K before changing it will not present a problem".

So, a question for all you real techno/mechanical gurus which piece of advice do I follow? thx for any responses
 

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You'll be fine, and if you're that worried about it, contact a dealer in Florida and do it before you come back.
 

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Highway miles won't hurt, just check the oil level. I had a 2007 BMW and the oil life monitor percentage actually went up after a good highway run. First oil change on that was somewhere around 20,000 miles
 

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The round trip plus "run around" mileage while there will approximate 4K miles and so before I get back my mileage will certainly go well passed the 5K 'first oil change' mark.
What 5K first oil change? If the dealer told you that, they lied to you. It's simple... change the oil when the car tells you to. No reason to stress about it. Read your manual about oil changes. Don't listen to the dealer.

I called the dealership and asked whether I should change the oil before leaving or wait till my return (when the odometer will be approaching 7K)...the answer was that "since this is the first oil change you should change it before leaving"..fair enough.
The mechanic that is telling you to come in early is scamming you. There is no need to change the oil so soon. My Crosstour had 10% left at about 9500 miles when I changed the oil. I could have let it go longer, but because of my schedule, it was better to go ahead and get it done at 10%.

Go on your trip. Enjoy it. Stop worrying about the oil. The car will tell you when it's time.
 

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What 5K first oil change? If the dealer told you that, they lied to you. It's simple... change the oil when the car tells you to. No reason to stress about it. Read your manual about oil changes. Don't listen to the dealer.



The mechanic that is telling you to come in early is scamming you. There is no need to change the oil so soon. My Crosstour had 10% left at about 9500 miles when I changed the oil. I could have let it go longer, but because of my schedule, it was better to go ahead and get it done at 10%.

Go on your trip. Enjoy it. Stop worrying about the oil. The car will tell you when it's time.

Agree, as Infoline said. Go with the Maintenance Minder. And experience with my Ridgeline, over 8k before the first oil change. Our CT has 5k and the oil life is still 50%. If you need it there are many Honda dealers from Miami to Palm Beach. It the MM tells you to then stop in for a 20 minute oil quickie. Enjoy your vacation.
 
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