I always heard from my dad that if I didn't get an oil change every 3,000 miles, my car would likely blow up and I would have no one to blame by myself.
Years later, the 3,000 mile rule is turning out to be a myth! I just found a list of the top 20 most popular cars in the United States from 2000 to the present and their manufacturer's recommended mileage between oil changes. Check it out. Turns out my car, a Honda Civic, only needs to be serviced every 7,500 miles!