2013 Mazda CX-5 Oil Change

2013 Mazda CX-5 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Mazda CX-5? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2013 Mazda CX-5 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2013 Mazda CX-5? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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 2013 Mazda CX-5’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your CX-5 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your CX-5 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 car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mazda if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mazda CX-5. 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 CX-5?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2013 Mazda CX-5 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2013 CX-5. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your CX-5's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your CX-5 by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your CX-5 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mazda CX-5 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2013 Mazda CX-5, refer to Mazda's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mazda CX-5

The next time your Mazda CX-5 needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mazda CX-5s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2013 CX-5 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your CX-5'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.

2013 Mazda CX-5 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mazda CX-5? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your CX-5’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Mazda CX-5 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda CX-5 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Mazda CX-5 Oil Changed

Help your 2013 CX-5 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!