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It's 5000 miles or 6-months, whichever comes first...not "either/or."
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Even synthetic oil has a shelf life. About 4 years.
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I just bought a new Frontier. The owner's manual says the oil should be changed every 5,000 miles or 6 months. I have no problem with the 5,000 mile requirement, but this will be a low mileage truck and it will not be driven on short trips. If I change the oil every 6 months, I will only have 1500-2500 miles on the oil, and modern oils can easily go a year or more with no problems. I don't want to void the warranty. Should I go ahead and change the oil every 6 months regardless of how few miles I have driven? Thanks!
Based on that comment, then change the oil at 6 months. Remember - the manual says 5,000 OR 6 months - Simple as that. Follow the manual and suggested oil change intervals and disregard everyone else's reply above, because whatever we do with our trucks is what we choose to do... if you try stretching it to save a few bucks and have a problem in the future (yes unlikely, but you never know) what are you going to have to defend your warranty claim? "Oh the forum guys told me I could do this"? LOL

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C'mon man, it's at most, $40 for an oil change. Don't cheap out on your truck.

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