1997 Mazda MX-6 Oil Change

Get Your Mazda MX-6 Oil Changed

Help your 1997 MX-6 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1997 Mazda MX-6 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Mazda MX-6? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1997 Mazda MX-6 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda MX-6’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 1997 MX-6’s oil should be changed according to Mazda’s recommended oil change 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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 areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 1997 Mazda MX-6?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 Mazda MX-6 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1997 MX-6. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, 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 essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel 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. Always refer to Mazda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1997 Mazda MX-6.

Where to Go for 1997 Mazda MX-6 Oil Change

The next time your Mazda MX-6 needs an 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 and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mazda MX-6 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your MX-6's engine. 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.

1997 Mazda MX-6 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mazda MX-6 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Mazda MX-6 engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Mazda oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.