2012 Mazda 3 Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your Mazda 3

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

2012 Mazda 3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Mazda 3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2012 Mazda 3 Oil

Need more info about 2012 Mazda 3 oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Mazda recommends changing your 2012 3’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 3 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 engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mazda recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Mazda 3?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Mazda 3 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2012 Mazda 3 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, 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, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 3 by considering 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! 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 example, 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] There's also 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Mazda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Mazda 3.

Where Can I Get a Mazda 3 Oil Change

The next time your Mazda 3 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 3’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Mazda 3 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 3’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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 3 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Mazda 3 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your 3’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mazda oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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 old cylinder walls.