2009 Mazda RX-8 Oil Change Service

2009 Mazda RX-8 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2009 Mazda RX-8? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2009 Mazda RX-8 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mazda RX-8’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. 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 changing your 2009 RX-8’s oil 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, 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, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mazda RX-8. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mazda RX-8?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2009 Mazda RX-8 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mazda has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2009 RX-8. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your RX-8’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car 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, local 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  2009 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. 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] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver 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 2009 Mazda RX-8.

Where Can I Get a Mazda RX-8 Oil Change

The next time your Mazda RX-8 needs an oil change, you know where to go! 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. To find out how much a 2009 RX-8 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your RX-8'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.

2009 Mazda RX-8 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mazda RX-8 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your RX-8’s 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 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mazda RX-8 exhaust smoke grayish 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2009 RX-8

Help your 2009 Mazda RX-8 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.