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If you want to enjoy superior performance for years to come, then it’s essential to stay up to date on Mazda maintenance. Your Mazda maintenance schedule is important for a healthy running car on Chula Vista streets and beyond,and our team wants you to learn how you can stay on top of your Mazda maintenance schedule with our Mazda service center today! 

While you can always check your Mazda maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual, our Mazda service center can keep your vehicle running like new for years to come by taking a brief look at maintenance schedules for some common Mazda models.


For the most part, Mazda vehicles follow a very similar maintenance schedule. The main differentiator is if you set the “Oil Change” maintenance monitor to “Flexible” or “Fixed”. This merely changes the frequency at which you should check certain elements of your vehicle. However, most Mazda vehicles can follow something similar to the Mazda3 maintenance schedule:

  • Every Year: inspect your disc brakes
  • Every Two Years: inspect fuel lines/hoses, brake lines, hoses, and connections, steering operation, front and rear suspension, driveshaft dust boost, and tighten bolts and nuts and chassis and body
  • Every Three Years: inspect the drive belts
  • Every Four Years: inspect the hoses and tubes for emission and exhaust system and heat shields
  • On a “Flexible” oil change monitor setting: replace oil when the wrench indicator is ON. At this time, you should also replace the air filter and the cabin air filter. Max interval is 12 months / 10,000 miles
  • On a “Fixed” oil change monitor setting: replace the oil every 6 months, replace the air filter at 30 months and the cabin air filter every two years
  • Replace engine coolant at 120,000 miles / 10 years or 60,000 miles / 4 years depending on coolant type. After the first replacement, change at 60,000 miles / 5 years and 60,000 miles / 4 years, respectively.
  • Replace spark plugs at 75,000 miles and rotate tires at 5,000 miles


Follow the Mazda3 schedule for yearly, bi-yearly, and three year Mazda6 maintenance needs:

  • Every Four Years: Inspect hoses and tubes for emission
  • Every Five Years: Inspect the exhaust system and heat shields
  • Replace air filter every three years
  • Replace engine oiland filter when wrench indicator light is ON. Max interval is 12 months / 7,500 miles
  • Replace engine coolant at 120,000 miles / 10 years, and at 60,000 miles / 5 years after the first replacement
  • Replace cabin air filter every two years
  • Replace spark plugs with Skyactiv®-G 2.5 every 75,000 miles, and every 40,000 miles with Skyactiv®-G 2.5T
  • Rotate tires every 7,500 miles
  • Inspect emergency flat tire repair kit annually if installed
  • If submerged in water, replace rear differential and transfer oil annually


Follow the Mazda6 schedule, with few variations

  • Replace spark plugs with Skyactiv®-G 2.5T every 40,000 miles, and every 75,000 miles on anything other than Skyactiv®-G 2.5T

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