1999 Mazda Miata Oil Change

1999 Mazda Miata Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Mazda Miata? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1999 Mazda Miata Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda Miata’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Mazda recommends having your 1999 Mazda Miata’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Miata may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mazda Miata. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1999 Mazda Miata?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1999 Mazda Miata motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1999 Miata. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Miata's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important 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 Miata by taking into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mazda? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mazda Miata 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry 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] There's also 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Mazda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1999 Mazda Miata.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mazda Miata

When it's time for a 1999 Mazda Miata oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Miata’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Mazda Miata oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Miata’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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 1999 Mazda Miata

  • What can low oil do to my Mazda Miata engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Mazda Miata engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda Miata oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 Miata exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1999 Miata

Help your 1999 Mazda Miata run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.