Oil Changes for 1987 Mazda 626

How Often to Get 1987 Mazda 626 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1987 Mazda 626? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 1987 Mazda 626’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 626 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, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mazda 626. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Mazda 626 Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mazda 626. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1987 Mazda 626 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 626’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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 626 by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 626 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 626 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1987 Mazda 626, refer to Mazda's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Mazda 626 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1987 Mazda 626 oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Mazda vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mazda 626 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 626's engine. 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.

1987 Mazda 626 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Mazda 626 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Mazda 626 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda 626 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Mazda 626

Give your 626’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.