I would trust the Minder. I have done mine at 15% when the light comes on. Around 7500 for me but depends on the driving areas.
I think the idea with old oil is that moisture accumulates in oil that has not been hot enough to boil it out. This can lead to rusting, which can add contaminants to your oil.
It's up to your individual risk tolerance. I know people that have never changed their oil and ran a car for 100k miles with no issue. For $30 it's not worth the risk to me
The mm is a great idea and really a boon to those that treat the car as an appliance. It is really thought out well, on the accord site is a 5 page technical doc of how they designed it. They only forgot the time element, others have put it in. On my camaro, I parked it for 6 months and to start , it read 90%, 6 mos later, it was 40%.Agree, I like my dealer/service but they recommend 5000 miles. But I come back with “why would Honda spend millions developing the MM algorithms/etc?” They don’t have an answer. In the long term, not a money issue with me but rather just using Honda’s onboard tools like the MM.
Is there any "official" word as to recommended intervals for tire balance, rotation and wheel alignment??
Because the monitor does not tell you that. After 37k miles, I only had the oil replacement warning.
I don't go to the dealer for service and those guys are the last people on earth I would ask for maintenance suggestions.
My local mechanic does oil change, filter, brakes but doesn't have the alignment machine.