1986 Mazda 626 Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Mazda 626

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Mazda 626?

Here’s Why 1986 Mazda 626 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Mazda 626 and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 626 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get 626 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1986 Mazda 626 maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Mazda, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 626 perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Mazda 626 problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Mazda 626 Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1986 Mazda 626 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 626'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 1986 Mazda 626. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Mazda 626 battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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 626 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1986 Mazda 626's engine run smoother. To learn how often Mazda recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 626, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Mazda 626.

Maintaining your Mazda 626 steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). 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 the appropriate Mazda 626 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 626's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Mazda 626 services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Mazda 626 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Mazda 626 radiator? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 Mazda 626 maintenance and repairs.

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

Questions About 1986 Mazda 626 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Mazda 626. Get answers to common Mazda 626 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mazda 626 alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 626 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Mazda 626 to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Mazda 626? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my Mazda dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Mazda 626 in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Top-Notch Mazda 626 Maintenance Service

Your Mazda 626 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.