Oil Changes for 2010 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.

2010 Mazda 3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2010 Mazda 3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2010 Mazda 3 Engine Oil

Need more info about 2010 Mazda 3 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 having your 2010 Mazda 3’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Mazda-recommended oil change intervals, your 3 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 see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mazda recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, 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 you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2010 Mazda 3 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2010 3. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 3’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 3 by taking into account your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Mazda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2010 Mazda 3.

Where to Go for 2010 Mazda 3 Oil Change

When the time for your 3’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mazda 3s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mazda 3 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 3'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.

2010 Mazda 3 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mazda 3? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your 3’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda 3 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 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. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.