Archive for the ‘Oil Change’ Category

Why do I need to change my oil?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
motor oil going into red funnel

Anyone who owns a car knows that oil changes are important. An oil change is one of the most frequent and standard automotive services performed. While it should be obvious that oil changes are important, it might not be as clear as to why they are important. Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

When to change the oil in a 2018 Mazda3

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Staying on top of your vehicle’s regular oil change schedule is crucial to its health and well-being. Regular oil changes help eliminate dust, sludge, and other foreign particles from the vehicle’s engine components, allowing it to function properly for years down the road. However, skipping oil changes or waiting too long to have your car’s oil changed can be extremely damaging to the engine and can lead to costly repairs. So how do you know when to change the oil in a 2018 Mazda3? Read on to find out!  (more…)

2017 Mazda CX-5 oil change schedule

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
2017 Mazda CX-5 oil change schedule

It can extremely difficult to find information about when exactly your vehicle requires a regular oil change. As vehicles are constantly advancing, many automakers are extending oil life past the old rule of thumb of 3 months/3,000 miles. Our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda is committed to helping our drivers easily find information about their vehicles, so if you’re wondering about the 2017 Mazda CX-5’s oil change schedule, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn how often you’ll want to change your CX-5’s oil! (more…)

2017 Mazda CX-9 oil change schedule

Friday, June 16th, 2017
2017 Mazda CX-9 oil change schedule

Our team at Matt Castrucci Mazda is dedicated to giving you the information you need to keep your Mazda running for years down the road. One way to extend your vehicle’s lifespan is by diligently following its regular maintenance schedule. If you’re the proud owner of a 2017 Mazda CX-9, we’re filling you in on how often your vehicle’s engine oil needs to be changed. Read on for details!  (more…)

Does the Mazda6 need synthetic oil?

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Does the Mazda6 need synthetic oil

It can be tough to stay on top of your vehicle’s oil change schedule, especially if the vehicle is new to you. Automakers often have different regular maintenance schedules, which makes remembering how often your oil needs to be changed somewhat difficult. On top of that, many new vehicles now require synthetic oil to be used instead of conventional motor oil. So how do you keep track of everything? That’s where we come in. We want you to be able to easily find the information you’re looking for, so if you’re wondering about what type of oil the Mazda6 needs or often it needs to be changed, we’ve got you covered. Read on for details! (more…)

2017 Mazda CX-3 oil change schedule

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
2017 Mazda CX-3 oil change interval

It used to be easy to know when you needed an oil change. Automakers agreed that vehicles needed oil changes every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever came first. These days, things are a little different. In a good way, of course! Automakers are constantly making their vehicles more and more advanced, which means drivers can wait longer between regular oil changes, keeping that hard-earned cash in their pockets longer. The best way to know how often to have your vehicle’s engine oil changed is to check into your specific vehicle’s owner’s manual, but if you own a 2017 Mazda CX-3, we’ve done the work for you! Interested in learning more? Keep reading! (more…)

Why is my car’s oil light flickering?

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Flickering oil warning light

Having any dashboard warning light illuminate can be alarming, but when the light keeps turning on and off at seemingly random times, it’s downright frustrating. There are a variety of reasons why your oil light may be flickering, and unfortunately, none of them are good news. Read on to learn what the most common causes are! (more…)

How often do I need to change the oil in my Mazda3?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
2017 Mazda3 oil change schedule

Life was easy when most vehicles followed a standard oil change schedule of every 3 months or 3,000 miles. But with advancing technology, many vehicles can now go longer in between regular oil changes. This ultimately saves drivers money, which is worth the hassle of finding out exactly how often your vehicle needs to have its oil changed. Our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda wants to make finding information about your vehicle as easy as possible, so if you’re wondering how often your Mazda Mazda3 needs its oil changed, read on! (more…)

Stop hurting your car this summer with these 5 simple tips

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
5 simple tips to protect your car this summer

5 Ways You’re Hurting Your Car

With summer quickly approaching, many drivers are looking for ways they can keep their car protected and on the road without spending too much money. Sure, everyone knows that they have to perform some regular scheduled maintenance on their vehicle, but many drivers just don’t do it because of the cost. There are many things you can do to protect your vehicle that won’t leave you with an empty wallet. The following list will show you 5 ways you’re hurting your car so you can take action and be more proactive with protecting your vehicle. (more…)

Top 5 ways you can help keep your Mazda engine protected

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
How to keep your Mazda engine protected

5 Ways to Protect Your Mazda Engine

The automobile has been one of the greatest inventions in history and it just keeps getting better and more high-tech with every passing year. There is one thing that most vehicles have in common and that is the need of an engine. No matter how advanced engines have become over the last few years, they still need to be protected with regular maintenance. Even a Mazda SKYACTIV engine needs to be proactively protected. The following tips will show you 5 ways to protect your Mazda engine. Stay on top of them and you’ll be driving your new Mazda for a long time.

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