2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil Change Service

Get Your Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil Changed

Give your MX-5 Miata’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Mazda recommends having your 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your MX-5 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 excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mazda if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2018 MX-5 Miata. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your MX-5 Miata’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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 MX-5 Miata by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mazda? Your MX-5 Miata engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Mazda's recommendations to select the right  2018 MX-5 Miata oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata, defer to Mazda's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mazda MX-5 Miata

The next time your Mazda MX-5 Miata needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Mazda vehicles. 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 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.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mazda MX-5 Miata? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your MX-5 Miata’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mazda MX-5 Miata oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 MX-5 Miata exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.