Oil Changes for 1988 Mazda MX-6

How Often to Get 1988 Mazda MX-6 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda MX-6’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 1988 MX-6’s oil should be changed according to Mazda’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your MX-6 in the above table. Outside of Mazda-recommended oil change intervals, your MX-6 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mazda if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mazda MX-6. 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-6?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Mazda MX-6 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1988 Mazda MX-6 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your MX-6’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your MX-6 by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your MX-6 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mazda MX-6 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1988 Mazda MX-6, defer to Mazda's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Mazda MX-6 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1988 Mazda MX-6 oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your MX-6’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1988 MX-6 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your MX-6’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

1988 Mazda MX-6 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mazda MX-6 engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Mazda MX-6 engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda MX-6 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda MX-6 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Mazda MX-6

Help your 1988 MX-6 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!