I have a Honda Element that is about due for it's first oil change. I am currently at 5000 miles and plan to change it soon. I have a few questions though. 1. I am at odds to wheter or not I am in what they call exreme driving conditions. I mainly drive back and forth to work (30 min each way) and some misc driving around but not much. I live in Kansas City so we do see snow (and salt) in the winter (not daily though) and our summers do get kind of hot. I do drive often with Overdrive off so I guess you could call me leadfoot, lol. So I am not sure if I should follow the extreme conditions schedule or not? 2. Oil. The manual and engine say 5W-20 but I have heard that is only for gas mileage reasons. I want this car to last a long time so should I use a 5W-30? 3. What is your favorite Oil Filter\Oil Brand? Have a URL or contact for cheap pricing?