Oil Changes for 2008 Mazda RX-8

Get Your Mazda RX-8 Oil Changed

Give your RX-8’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

2008 Mazda RX-8 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Mazda RX-8? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2008 Mazda RX-8 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Mazda RX-8? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Mazda recommends changing your 2008 RX-8’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Mazda-recommended oil change intervals, your RX-8 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mazda recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mazda RX-8. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Mazda RX-8 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2008 Mazda RX-8 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2008 Mazda RX-8 vehicles. 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, one of our techs will change your RX-8’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mazdas

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your RX-8 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2008 Mazda RX-8, refer to Mazda's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2008 Mazda RX-8 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2008 Mazda RX-8 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 and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2008 RX-8 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your RX-8 today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

2008 Mazda RX-8 Oil Change Questions

  • 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, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your RX-8’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mazda RX-8 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces 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? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.