Oil Changes for 1996 Mazda 626

Get Your Mazda 626 Oil Changed

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

1996 Mazda 626 Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 1996 Mazda 626 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Mazda 626? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1996 626’s oil should be changed according to Mazda’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 626 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mazda if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mazda 626?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Mazda 626 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 626. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your 626's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 626 by considering your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mazda? 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 tested and trusted. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Mazda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Mazda 626.

Where to Go for 1996 Mazda 626 Oil Change

When the time for your 626’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 626’s engine. 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.

1996 Mazda 626 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mazda 626 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Mazda 626 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda 626 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda 626 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.