2003 Mazda 6 Scheduled Maintenance

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Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Mazda 6 maintenance appointment today.

2003 Mazda 6 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Mazda 6? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Here’s Why 2003 Mazda 6 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Mazda 6 and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your 6 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 6 maintenance. Just follow your 2003 Mazda 6 maintenance schedule!

Mazda knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 6's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 2003 Mazda 6 problems.

Overview of Essential Mazda 6 Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2003 Mazda 6 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 6. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 2003 Mazda 6 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 6 may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Mazda 6 battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Mazda 6 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2003 Mazda 6 engine. To learn how often Mazda recommends you have the oil changed in your 2003 6, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2003 Mazda 6? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mazda 6 can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Mazda 6 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Mazda 6's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mazda 6 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Mazda 6’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Mazda 6 radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2003 Mazda 6 maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 2003 Mazda 6 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2003 Mazda 6. Get answers to common Mazda 6 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mazda 6 alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Mazda 6 to high mileage oil? If your Mazda 6 has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Mazda dashboard lights on? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Mazda 6 to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.