i know this has been a long time discussion over many forums and asked different ways sorry if its a repeat, i dont drive nearly as much as i use to (maybe 8k miles a year) i use mobile 5w-30 and a factory oil filter. my main question is about my oil filter and whats it doing over time. i totally belive in the 6 month syn oil change interval or even higher mileage but as long as i can rack up the miles in 6 months. currently i did my last oil chnage dec 4th and have only driven 4500 miles im sure the oil is ok but im worried the filter may not filter be 100% up to par i may start changing the filter every 3k miles and do oil every 6k miles as long as continue to drive this little. Does the oil life monitior actually "record/keep track of" cold starts, intown driving, driving habits such as reving stop and go and long idol periods in traffic? I know a 5$ dollar filter every 6-8 months would pretty much answer my question here just wanted some of your opinions also thanks?