Oil Changes for 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 MX-5 Miata

Help your 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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 MX-5 Miata’s oil should be changed according to Mazda’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Mazda-recommended oil change intervals, your MX-5 Miata may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mazda recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mazda MX-5 Miata. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mazda MX-5 Miata?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mazda MX-5 Miata. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your MX-5 Miata’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and 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 easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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 proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Mazda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Where to Go for 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil Change

The next time your Mazda MX-5 Miata needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your MX-5 Miata’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mazda MX-5 Miata oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your MX-5 Miata's engine. 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 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • Should I check my Mazda MX-5 Miata motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your MX-5 Miata’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Mazda oil on my own? 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce 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? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.