I was just wondering how you guys felt about the first "break in" oil change. I was thinkiing around 1000-1500 miles, 2000 max.
Funny you say that, my mom replaced an HHR with the Encore because the HHR was terrible in the snow and she wanted to get back into an AWD. She had a Vibe, and had gone to the HHR after the Vibe and regretted it from day one.I have been following the DIC on my HHR for eight years now and have gone as much as 11,000 miles (DIC showed 11% oil life) between oil changes with no ill effects. I have used synthetic oil since new. With 133,000 mile on the car, no oil consumption. MY last oil change, 8000 miles with the DIC showing 38% oil life. I keep looking at an Encore as a replacement for the HHR, but at $28K out the door price and all the GM recall issues makes me hesitate and a new car purchase at this time.
If you accidentally reset it, then just go by the mileage from the last oil change and do it before you hit another 7500 miles. If you have never changed the oil then do it at 7500 miles. You can always do it sooner if you feel you need to or if you drive it in dusty/high humidity/hot regions or tow etc...Using the oil life monitor is good advice. I have a problem with it, however. I accidentally reset it.