2006 Mazda RX-8 Maintenance Schedule

2006 Mazda RX-8 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2006 Mazda RX-8? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2006 Mazda RX-8

How often should I service my 2006 Mazda RX-8?

What to Know About 2006 Mazda RX-8 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Mazda RX-8, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your RX-8 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine RX-8 maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2006 Mazda RX-8!

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. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your RX-8 perform better, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2006 Mazda RX-8 problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mazda RX-8

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2006 Mazda RX-8 and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your RX-8's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2006 Mazda RX-8. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Mazda RX-8 battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your RX-8 stranded. Your Mazda RX-8 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2006 Mazda RX-8 running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2006 RX-8. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2006 Mazda RX-8? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Mazda RX-8 suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Mazda RX-8 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Mazda RX-8's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Mazda RX-8 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. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Mazda RX-8 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Mazda RX-8 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2006 Mazda RX-8 maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2006 Mazda RX-8 Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2006 Mazda RX-8. Get answers to common Mazda RX-8 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mazda RX-8 alignment checked? You know your Mazda RX-8 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Mazda RX-8 need high mileage oil? 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 RX-8 engines.
  •  Why are my Mazda dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Mazda RX-8 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.

Get Work Done on Your Mazda RX-8

Take care of your Mazda RX-8 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.