1996 Mazda Miata Scheduled Maintenance

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1996 Mazda Miata Maintenance Schedule

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

1996 Mazda Miata Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1996 Mazda Miata?

Here’s Why 1996 Mazda Miata Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Mazda Miata and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Miata. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Miata maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 Mazda Miata!

Mazda knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Miata perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 Mazda Miata problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mazda Miata

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Mazda Miata for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Miata’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1996 Mazda Miata? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Miata may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Mazda Miata battery. 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 Miata) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mazda Miata won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1996 Mazda Miata engine. See Mazda's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 Miata in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1996 Mazda Miata.

Routine upkeep for your Mazda Miata suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Mazda Miata suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Mazda Miata's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Mazda Miata maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mazda Miata cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Mazda Miata? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 Mazda Miata maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1996 Mazda Miata Maintenance Q&A

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

  • When should I have Mazda Miata alignment checked? You know your Mazda Miata 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 should I use high mileage oil in my Mazda Miata? If your Mazda Miata has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can Mazda dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Mazda Miata to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.