Oil Changes for 2006 Mazda 3

Get Your Mazda 3 Oil Changed

Give your 3’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

2006 Mazda 3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2006 Mazda 3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2006 Mazda 3 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2006 Mazda 3? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Mazda recommends changing your 2006 3’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 3 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 3 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mazda 3. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Mazda 3 Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mazda 3. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2006 Mazda 3 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 3’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mazda? Your 3 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mazda 3 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2006 Mazda 3, refer to Mazda's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Mazda 3 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2006 Mazda 3 oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Mazda vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2006 3 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 3 today. 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.

2006 Mazda 3 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mazda 3 engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Mazda 3 engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda 3 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda 3 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.