1996 Mazda MX-6 Scheduled Maintenance

1996 Mazda MX-6 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Mazda MX-6? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Mazda MX-6

How often should I service my 1996 Mazda MX-6?

What to Know About 1996 Mazda MX-6 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Mazda MX-6 to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your MX-6 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get MX-6 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1996 Mazda MX-6 maintenance schedule!

Mazda knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your MX-6 running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 Mazda MX-6 problems later.

Overview of Essential Mazda MX-6 Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 Mazda MX-6 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.

Could your 1996 Mazda MX-6 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Mazda MX-6 battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. 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 1996 Mazda MX-6 engine. See Mazda's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 MX-6 in the chart at the top 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 1996 Mazda MX-6.

Routine upkeep for your Mazda MX-6 suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Mazda MX-6 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Mazda MX-6's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Mazda MX-6 services, 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mazda MX-6 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Mazda MX-6? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1996 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 1996 Mazda MX-6. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Mazda today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Mazda MX-6. Get answers to common Mazda MX-6 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Mazda MX-6? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1996 MX-6 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Mazda MX-6? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Mazda MX-6 engines.
  •  Why are my Mazda dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Mazda MX-6 in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain 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.