1996 Mazda 626 Maintenance Schedule

Maintain Your Mazda 626

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

1996 Mazda 626 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Mazda 626? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1996 Mazda 626

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1996 Mazda 626?

What to Know About 1996 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 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 626 maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 Mazda 626!

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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 626's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 Mazda 626 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mazda 626

Bring your 1996 Mazda 626 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in 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. 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.

Could your 1996 Mazda 626 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last 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. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 626) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mazda 626 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 Mazda 626 running newer, longer. See Mazda's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 626 in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 Mazda 626.

Routine upkeep for your Mazda 626 suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components 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 fall behind on routine Mazda 626 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. Is your Mazda 626 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Mazda 626 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.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1996 Mazda 626? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Mazda 626. Get answers to common Mazda 626 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Mazda 626? You know your Mazda 626 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • 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? 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.