2004 Mazda 6 Scheduled Maintenance

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2004 Mazda 6 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2004 Mazda 6? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2004 Mazda 6

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2004 Mazda 6?

Your Guide to 2004 Mazda 6 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Mazda 6 to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 6. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 6 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2004 Mazda 6 maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Mazda, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 6 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2004 Mazda 6 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mazda 6

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2004 Mazda 6 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 6's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2004 Mazda 6? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Mazda 6 battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 6 stranded. 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 help your 2004 Mazda 6's engine run smoother. See Mazda's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2004 6 in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2004 Mazda 6.

Routine upkeep for your Mazda 6 suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Mazda 6's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Mazda 6 maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2004 Mazda 6 maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2004 Mazda 6 Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2004 Mazda 6. Get answers to common Mazda 6 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Mazda 6? 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 does my Mazda 6 need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Mazda 6 engines.
  •  Why are my Mazda dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Mazda 6, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light