Originally Posted by powertrain
So came back without getting a service done & happy with their honest approach.
5000km interval is plain rubbish; unfortunately Honda and a few more have found a way of scare mongering.
Nevertheless, you should be in good hands, considering the the car would be out of warranty by now and that Hallmark Honda isn't something people swear by. Plus I know Manoj Sir is a huge advocate of synthetic oil, and going by the condition of his own car, I have very little to doubt. Let us know how your experience goes once you go back. Their approach is really commendable.