2004 Mazda 6 Oil Change Service

2004 Mazda 6 Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2004 Mazda 6 Engine Oil

Need more info about 2004 Mazda 6 oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Mazda recommends changing your 2004 6’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 6 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mazda if you regularly 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 6. 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 2004 Mazda 6?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mazda 6. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2004 6. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your 6's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 6 by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

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 tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2004 Mazda 6, refer to Mazda's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Mazda 6 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2004 Mazda 6 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 6’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2004 6 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your 6’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

2004 Mazda 6 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Mazda 6 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your 6’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda 6 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda 6 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2004 6

Help your 2004 6 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!