2005 Mazda RX-8 Oil Change

2005 Mazda RX-8 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2005 Mazda RX-8? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2005 Mazda RX-8 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda RX-8’s oil changed? 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.”

Mazda recommends having your 2005 Mazda RX-8’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your RX-8 in the above table. Your RX-8 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mazda recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mazda RX-8. 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 2005 Mazda RX-8?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2005 Mazda RX-8 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2005 Mazda RX-8 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your RX-8’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your RX-8 by considering your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your RX-8 deserves the best. Consult Mazda's recommendations to select the right  2005 RX-8 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2005 Mazda RX-8, defer to Mazda's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2005 Mazda RX-8 Oil Change

The next time your Mazda RX-8 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your RX-8’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2005 Mazda RX-8s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your RX-8 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2005 Mazda RX-8

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mazda RX-8? 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 eventually lead to Mazda RX-8 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 RX-8 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda RX-8 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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 old cylinder walls.

Get Your Mazda RX-8 Oil Changed

Help your 2005 Mazda RX-8 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.