1996 Mazda MX-6 Oil Change Service

Get Your Mazda MX-6 Oil Changed

Help your 1996 Mazda MX-6 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

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.

How Often to Get 1996 Mazda MX-6 Oil Changes

Need more info about 1996 Mazda MX-6 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1996 MX-6’s oil should be changed according to Mazda’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Mazda-recommended oil change intervals, your MX-6 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of 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, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mazda MX-6. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Mazda MX-6?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Mazda MX-6 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 MX-6. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your MX-6's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the 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 if we carry the right motor oil for your Mazda? Your MX-6 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and 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 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Mazda MX-6, defer to Mazda's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mazda MX-6

When it's time for a 1996 Mazda MX-6 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mazda MX-6s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 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 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.

1996 Mazda MX-6 Oil Change Q&A

  • 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 cause your Mazda MX-6 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda MX-6 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda exhaust smoke gray or blue? 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.