1996 Mazda MPV Maintenance

Maintain Your Mazda MPV

Your Mazda MPV isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.

1996 Mazda MPV Maintenance Schedule

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

Here’s Why 1996 Mazda MPV Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Mazda MPV and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your MPV could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get MPV maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 Mazda MPV!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Mazda, your vehicle manufacturer. 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your MPV running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1996 Mazda MPV problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Mazda MPV Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Mazda MPV for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your MPV's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1996 Mazda MPV be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Mazda MPV battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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 MPV) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mazda MPV could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1996 Mazda MPV's engine run smoother. See Mazda's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 MPV in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 Mazda MPV.

Maintaining your Mazda MPV steering and suspension 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, provide Mazda MPV steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Mazda MPV's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Mazda MPV maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Mazda MPV’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Mazda MPV radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1996 Mazda MPV maintenance.

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1996 Mazda MPV Maintenance Q&A

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

  • When should I have Mazda MPV alignment checked? You know your Mazda MPV 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 does my Mazda MPV need high mileage oil? If your Mazda MPV 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Mazda? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Mazda MPV in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.