and you believe in the lifetime fluid fairy too? Did you really wait until 10K miles for your first oil change?Do you own stock in Jiffy Lube? When did following the OM and Maintenance Guide become considered "skimping"?
"Steve Mazor, manager of American Automobile Association's Research Center, said that more-frequent-than-necessary oil changes will not "gain any additional life for your engine or any improved fuel economy." He added, "In reality it will make little or no difference to the performance of the vehicle."
I do my own changes at less than $50 and half an hour of time. I overservice the fluids and have always got 200K+ miles. I've been doing this for 40 years and I'm not about to change. It's the damn New England rust that ends up killing my cars but they still have good engines and transmissions.