1988 Mazda MX-6 Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1988 Mazda MX-6

How often should I service my 1988 Mazda MX-6?

Here’s Why 1988 Mazda MX-6 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Mazda MX-6 to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your MX-6. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine MX-6 maintenance. Just follow your 1988 Mazda MX-6 maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Mazda, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like 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 MX-6 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1988 Mazda MX-6 problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mazda MX-6

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Mazda MX-6 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your MX-6. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1988 Mazda MX-6? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Mazda MX-6 battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty MX-6) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mazda MX-6 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1988 Mazda MX-6 engine. To learn how often Mazda recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 MX-6, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. 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 1988 Mazda MX-6.

Maintaining your Mazda MX-6 steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Mazda MX-6 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Mazda MX-6's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mazda MX-6 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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 MX-6’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Mazda MX-6? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Mazda MX-6 maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1988 Mazda MX-6. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Mazda today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Mazda MX-6. Get answers to common Mazda MX-6 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mazda MX-6 alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Mazda MX-6? If your Mazda MX-6 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!
  •  Why are my Mazda dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Mazda MX-6, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Mazda MX-6

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Mazda MX-6 maintenance appointment today.