2018 Mazda 3 Oil Change Service

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2018 3

Help your 2018 Mazda 3 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

2018 Mazda 3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Mazda 3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2018 Mazda 3 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda 3’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2018 3’s oil should be changed according to Mazda’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. 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 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. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mazda 3. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2018 Mazda 3?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2018 Mazda 3 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2018 3. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your 3’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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 habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 3 deserves the best. Consult Mazda's recommendations to select the right  2018 3 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 champions. 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] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2018 Mazda 3, defer to Mazda's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Mazda 3 Oil Change

When the time for your 3’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mazda 3s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Mazda 3 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 3 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.

2018 Mazda 3 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mazda 3? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, 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.
  • Can I change my Mazda 3 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda exhaust smoke gray 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, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.