"Maint req" is the exact phrase it used to inform me of its malaise. I know it is a little overdue for an oil change, timewise. Mileagewise, it is a little premature in its thinking. We don't drive it enough to make its mileage fit the mechanical timeline for maintenance.
What's the phrase? Driven by a little old lady in Pasadena? Except for the little and the Pasadena references, that is somewhat accurate.
Tomorrow the car will have to get up early to be first at the mechanic's door. I wish it were old enough to go by itself . . .