1987 Mazda 626 Maintenance Schedule

What to Know About 1987 Mazda 626 Scheduled Maintenance

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 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 626 maintenance. Just follow your 1987 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 626 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Mazda 626 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mazda 626

Bring your 1987 Mazda 626 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 626. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1987 Mazda 626? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 626 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 626 battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 626 stranded. 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 1987 Mazda 626's engine run smoother. See Mazda's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 626 in the chart at the top 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1987 Mazda 626? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mazda 626 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 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. Components within your Mazda 626's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mazda 626 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mazda 626 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Mazda 626 radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1987 Mazda 626 maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 1987 Mazda 626 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Mazda 626. Get answers to common Mazda 626 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Mazda 626? 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 626 need 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.
  • Can Mazda dashboard warning lights wait? 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 626, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Mazda 626

Take care of your Mazda 626 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.