Oil Changes for 2000 Mazda Protege

2000 Mazda Protege Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2000 Mazda Protege? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2000 Mazda Protege Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2000 Mazda Protege? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 2000 Mazda Protege’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Protege may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mazda Protege. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2000 Mazda Protege?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2000 Mazda Protege motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2000 Protege. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Protege’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mazda? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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 proven winners. 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? 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Mazda's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2000 Mazda Protege.

Where to Go for 2000 Mazda Protege Oil Change

The next time your Mazda Protege 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 Proteges. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2000 Mazda Proteges. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Protege'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.

2000 Mazda Protege Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Mazda Protege motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Mazda Protege engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda Protege oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda Protege exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Mazda Protege Oil Changed

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