Originally Posted by 2014 LAREDO
If you think your right then show me where it specifies changing the oil earlier than they tell you is ok.
There are three sentences in the text you quoted from the manual where it says changing it more often is not only OK, but may be required.
* More frequent maintenance
may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
conditions, such as dusty areas and very short trip
* service should also be done
anytime a malfunction is suspected.
* Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
And note that the those terms are not defined. You have to use judgement, but in all three cases it clearly authorizes changing more often than the 6/6000 or 6/10000 schedule.
Finally: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or six months, whichever
Clearly "not exceed" means that the specified distance and time is the least often you should change your oil. Given how explicit "not exceed" is stated, and given the rest of the text, it cannot possibly mean "at exactly ... no more and no less."