2012 Mazda 6 Maintenance Schedule

2012 Mazda 6 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Mazda 6? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2012 Mazda 6 Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2012 Mazda 6?

Your Guide to 2012 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. But how do you know what service to get and when? 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 2012 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. 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include 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, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2012 Mazda 6 problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mazda 6

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2012 Mazda 6 and a skilled technician will start the appointment with 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2012 Mazda 6. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and 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. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. 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 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 2012 Mazda 6's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2012 6. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Mazda 6.

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! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Mazda 6 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Mazda 6's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mazda 6 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 it time to replace the radiator in your Mazda 6? 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 2012 Mazda 6 maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2012 Mazda 6 Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 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 does my Mazda 6 need 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? 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

Get Work Done on Your Mazda 6

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.