Oil Changes for 2012 Mazda 2

Get Your Mazda 2 Oil Changed

Help your 2012 2 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

2012 Mazda 2 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Mazda 2? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2012 Mazda 2 Oil

Need more info about 2012 Mazda 2 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2012 2’s oil should be changed according to Mazda’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 2 in the above table. Outside of Mazda-recommended oil change intervals, your 2 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mazda if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mazda 2. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Mazda 2?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Mazda 2 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2012 Mazda 2 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your 2’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Mazda's recommendations to select the right  2012 2 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 Mazda 2, refer to Mazda's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mazda 2

The next time your Mazda 2 needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mazda 2s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mazda 2 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 2's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

2012 Mazda 2 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mazda 2? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Mazda 2 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda 2 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda 2 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.