I have had my venue for 6 months but only have 970 miles. Should I change oil now because of the 6 months or wait till I hit 5000 miles which could me another year?
I agree, oil changes should be at 16000km or 12 months. We are using high grade synthetic oil so it should not be an issue. However, Hyundai does not agree. My Canadian Venue manual calls for 8000 km or 6 months. For warranty purposes, I would suggest you follow their recommendation and if doing your own oil and filter changes ensure you have good self maintenance records. In case you need proof for a warranty claim.Some were saying the first oil change should be done earlier. I had a free oil change at my dealership so I did my first one after 4000km. Then did my own after 16000 km(16000-4000=12000km). Will probably follow the 12000km/8000 miles or 12 months regime.