2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil Change

Get an Oil Change for Your Mazda MX-5 Miata

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

How Often to Get 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda MX-5 Miata’s oil changed? Look no further than 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.

Mazda recommends changing your 2021 MX-5 Miata’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your MX-5 Miata may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mazda MX-5 Miata. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Mazda MX-5 Miata Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your MX-5 Miata’s oil, replace and recycle your used 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 with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your MX-5 Miata by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your MX-5 Miata deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mazda MX-5 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For example, 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 feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata, defer to Mazda's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil Change

When the time for your MX-5 Miata’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Mazda vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miatas. Let the experts take care of your MX-5 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.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mazda MX-5 Miata? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Mazda MX-5 Miata engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda MX-5 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. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda MX-5 Miata exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.