2012 Mazda CX-9 Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your Mazda CX-9

Help your 2012 CX-9 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

2012 Mazda CX-9 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Mazda CX-9? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2012 Mazda CX-9 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda CX-9’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.”

Mazda recommends changing your 2012 CX-9’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your CX-9 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mazda if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mazda CX-9. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Mazda CX-9?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mazda CX-9. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2012 Mazda CX-9 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your CX-9's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other 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-9 by taking into account your driving habits, 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-9 deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver 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 2012 Mazda CX-9.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mazda CX-9

The next time your Mazda CX-9 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-9s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2012 CX-9 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your CX-9 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Mazda CX-9

  • What can low oil do to my Mazda CX-9 engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Mazda CX-9 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 CX-9 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.