No, changing oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles is basic and what mechanics will tell you. It is up to the individual to decide when to do it, considering the amount of driving and how you drive. If you have a "oil change" light or indicator on your car, you can go by that. When I bought a car that was a year old, I would change the oil more frequent to keep it up, but then decided to call the 800 # on the manual to ask about it. They told me I did not have to change oil until the indicator light went on. I said I have gone up to 4,000 mi. and doesn't go on. I was told it depends on the driving I do, and I didn't drive it much, it may not go on until 7,000 or 8,000 miles. It is ok to wait...that's the whole purpose of the indicator.