Originally Posted by Ladeef
I have three years of free maintenance but I still will be double checking things. I like to pop the hood open every now and then to check out how things are going under there.
i actually have to say that while i was hyper diligent about "self checking the car" many years ago, i've gotten more lazy.
with my previous (prior to this car) 3 mo oil change interval, i rarely checked the dipstick between changes (i check prior to draining to see if there is any notable burning/consumption), and probably check tire pressure every 2 months or so.