Hello folks, hoping for some insight or a nudge in the right direction for further research, if needed. I have a brand new 2020 Hyundai Palisade and I'm trying to figure out my oil change intervals. Owner's manual suggests 7500 miles/12 months for "normal", and 3750 miles/6 months for "severe" driving conditions. Now, I guess I "technically" fall into the severe category, since I drive/commute through LA traffic during the week. But honestly, it's not all that bad. A little stop-n-go on some parts, but mostly regular/actual driving on other parts of the commute; I'm lucky that it's not strictly bumper to bumper the entire way. I also tend to put comparatively more miles on longer distance drives on the weekends (i visit San Diego from LA almost every weekend, about 2 hour drive one way, and usually its steady highway driving the entire route). Basically, I think I may be borderline severe, as opposed to full-on severe. In any case.. as far as I know, factory-fill is conventional, but if i were to opt for synthetic on my next change, could I reasonably extend my interval to the 7500 miles, even despite my so-called "severe" driving conditions? Hoping the jump to synthetic could "offset" or compensate for the "severe" driving conditions. Of course, I know the real answer here would be "get the oil tested" but just wanted to see if my plan to go synthetic and extend my intervals as mentioned above would at least pass the initial eye test from ya'll, so to speak. I don't necessarily mind the extra cost of synthetic; but I *do* mind the inconvenience/hassle of such a short interval as 3750 miles, so if I could, I'd extend it as much as possible. Eager to hear what everyone else thinks. Thanks for reading and/or replying!