A week ago I purchased my first brand new vehicle. I am 19 years old, but have been just as obsessive over the maintenance of every vehicle of mine as any other BITOG member. I am quite adequate with a wrench and have personally performed all the maintenance and repairs my driveway will allow. With this new vehicle, I would like to have it serviced at the dealer. The main reason for this is that it looks great to have consistent service records and I know that they are stored in the computers as well. Also, laziness. As long as I follow the oil life monitor, am I safe in letting the dealer service the vehicle? The past week has been very routine driving for me, so according the OLM it looks like my first oil change will be ~6100 miles (between 6000 and 6500). So I'm assuming that will be roughly my average interval, and I'm assuming the dealer uses dino oil. What I drive: 2009 Pontiac G5 // 2.2L Ecotec with VVT // Automatic How I drive: Generally slow. I go the speed limit and refrain from anything that can get me a ticket because I have an accident on my record already. Maybe weekly I push the car to ~4500rpms as I merge onto the highway for fun. Where I drive: Roughly 60/40 highway/city I will be driving this vehicle for over 100,000 miles. Do I have anything to gain at all in my situation by doing oil changes myself with synthetic oil? Or are dealer oil changes with dino good enough?