oil change on 2008 Toyota Corolla

How often should the oil be changed on a 2008 Toyota Corolla and does it require synthetic oil?

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newer cars go 5000 between changes and synthetic is an option, not a requirement.

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I change my oil and filter every 3000-3500 but as Roy mentioned 5000 miles would be fine. I've used Castrol brand oil since the 80s and find it to be a very good oil. Synthetic oil is not needed just be sure to purchase a quality brand.