Oil Changes for 1990 Mazda MX-6

1990 Mazda MX-6 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Mazda MX-6? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1990 Mazda MX-6 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Mazda MX-6? 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.

Mazda recommends having your 1990 Mazda MX-6’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your MX-6 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 an unusual amount of 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, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mazda MX-6. 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-6 Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mazda MX-6. Mazda has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1990 Mazda MX-6 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your MX-6's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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 habits, weather and road conditions,

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-6 deserves 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'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] And 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1990 Mazda MX-6, refer to Mazda's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Mazda MX-6 Oil Change

When it's time for a 1990 Mazda MX-6 oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mazda MX-6s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1990 MX-6 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your MX-6 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1990 Mazda MX-6

  • Should I check my Mazda MX-6 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Mazda MX-6 engine to fail. 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? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda MX-6 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. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1990 MX-6

Give your MX-6’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.