Engines are much more efficient now than they used to be. Most likely you won't need to change your oil every 3,000 miles, but more like 7,500 miles.
Look in your owner's manual. In the back they give maintenance schedules which will tell you exactly when they recommend changing your oil.
Good luck with your new Honda, it's a great car!
〉 Answered on Apr 8th, 2007 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines