Very very off topic but seeking some advice regarding car maintenance.
I drive a 2nd hand manual honda civic 2009 model that has around 60,000kms on the clock.
The owners manual has service times due every 10,000 kms or 6months whichever comes first.
I'm not keen on following the owners manual if i dont have to.
Abit of a background of my driving habits....
I do mostly very short trips (5-10mins) in stop-start city traffic. I know this kind of driving is bad and thus should stick to the regular servicing cycle..
However, i'll never hit the 10,000 km mark and almost certainly always hit 6 months before 10k.
Within that 6 months, i'll probably have driven 2000 km tops...
I do feel a difference in the "smoothness" of the drive after fresh oil is put in and at the 5 month mark though.
What would you suggest? I'm asking because several people have suggested just bypassing the 6months mark and doing a yearly service instead.