Oil Changes for 2011 Mazda 6

2011 Mazda 6 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2011 Mazda 6? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2011 Mazda 6 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda 6’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Mazda recommends having your 2011 Mazda 6’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 6 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mazda recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mazda 6. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mazda 6?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2011 Mazda 6 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2011 6. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your 6's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 6 by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 6 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mazda 6 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified 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 2011 Mazda 6.

Where to Go for 2011 Mazda 6 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2011 Mazda 6 oil change, you know where to turn. 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 motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mazda 6 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 6’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

2011 Mazda 6 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Mazda 6 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Mazda 6 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda 6 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 also with your vehicle 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Mazda 6 Oil Changed

Help your 2011 Mazda 6 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.