What Are the Oil Change Intervals for Today’s Mazda Models?

January 27th, 2016 by

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How Often Should You Change the Oil in Your Mazda

Oil changes are one of the most basic forms of regular vehicle maintenance, but many drivers remain confused as to how often they should get the service done. So, how often should you change the oil in your Mazda? Let’s take a look.

Before answering that question, however, it should be noted that the oil change intervals discussed here pertain to the 2016 model year. If you have an older Mazda model, you can consult your owner’s manual or contact us at Mazda of Manchester.

While older models may still require the traditional oil change interval of every 3,000 miles or 3 months, thankfully, newer Mazda models do not. We recommend drivers here in Connecticut get their oil changed every 5,000 miles. This interval will also likely apply to most drivers around the country, as it is the recommended interval for the driving conditions listed below:

  • frequent short-distance driving
  • dusty or muddy conditions
  • presence of salt or corrosive materials
  • rough roads
  • cold weather
  • particularly hot or humid weather
  • frequent driving in mountainous areas

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As you can imagine, the vast majority of drivers will do some of their driving in at least one of the above conditions at some point. Since this is likely the case with you, you will want to get your oil changed as often as every 5,000 miles.

Can you get your oil changed less frequently than 5,000 miles?

OilSo, what if the above conditions aren’t something you experience in your driving area? Can you extend your oil change interval beyond 5,000 miles? The answer is, maybe.

These intervals can be extended in such a case, but before doing so, it is best to speak with a qualified service technician to determine your driving habits/conditions to figure out if you should receive oil changes more or less often than the recommended 5,000 miles. Chances are, however, getting your vehicle’s oil changed at that 5,000-mile mark is going to be the best thing for your car. If you have questions, you can contact us at Mazda of Manchester or schedule an appointment online with the Mazda of Manchester service team.