I'm scheduled for my first oil change and was wondering if any of you on this forum are using synthetic oil on your hybrids.? Seems to be a good choice for the EX/SX turbo models given their higher temperature operating levels. But is the extra money worth it for they hybrid engine. Unlike most internal combustion engines, ours run on a Atkinson Cycle, not sure if it's higher or lower compression vs. std. So, am I better off changing regular oil more frequently or going for the synthetic. Your feedback always appreciated!!!
BTW, instead of waiting 7,500 miles for the first oil change, I always do it at around 3k for a new engine; then revert to manufactures's recommended service intervals.