2012 Mazda CX-7 Oil Change Service

2012 Mazda CX-7 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Mazda CX-7? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2012 Mazda CX-7 Oil Changes

Need more info about 2012 Mazda CX-7 oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Your 2012 CX-7’s oil should be changed according to Mazda’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Mazda-recommended oil change intervals, your CX-7 may need an oil change 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 areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mazda CX-7. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Mazda CX-7 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Mazda CX-7 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2012 CX-7. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your CX-7’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your CX-7 by taking into account 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 CX-7 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Mazda's recommendations to select the right  2012 CX-7 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and 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 proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. 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. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 Mazda CX-7, defer to Mazda's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2012 Mazda CX-7 Oil Change

The next time your Mazda CX-7 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-7s. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Mazda CX-7 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your CX-7 today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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.

2012 Mazda CX-7 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mazda CX-7? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your CX-7’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mazda CX-7 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Mazda CX-7 Oil Changed

Give your CX-7’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.