A DIY Mazda Maintenance Infographic for You

Guys, we know you know how to take care of your Mazda.

If you’re mechanical enough to mod your baby out, you’ve probably been changing oil filters since you were yea high *hovers hand about two inches off the ground*

That said, we also know there are a lot of noobs just getting into Mazda maintenance, and that even the best drivers among us don’t always know how much it pays off to take care of your Mazda yourself.

So, to illustrate the point (and a helluva lot of statistics), we created this handy Mazda maintenance infographic. In the small chance you’re not already doing these Mazda fixes yourself, you should be; and in the big chance that you are a DIY Mazda guy, here’s a nice graphic to share with all your new Mazda driver friends.

So, behold, the DIY Mazda maintenance you better be doing if you consider yourself a car guy:

We know you know DIY Mazda maintenance, but a nice, clean Mazda infographic never hurt anyone, right?




11 Replies to “A DIY Mazda Maintenance Infographic for You”

  1. You have a speed in the picture but the oil change section says to use 0w-20 synthetic oil. Thats correct for 2014+ skyactive Mazda’s but not the speed. Might want to clarify

  2. This was a general infographic with the car model picture. We tried to hit the middle of the road with our customer base.

  3. For all Mazdaspeed 3s. First and second gens.

    If yer mildly to almost fully bolted try to stick with NGK 3787s at a gap of .26-.30. The higher level of mods the lower yer gap. As a mechanic I always recommend NGK over Denso, but it depends on your ease of access and pricing on both.

    Some of the best oil for the MZR DISI Turbo in both gens for ALL areas regardless of weather/temps would be 5w30-5w40. Shell Rotella 5w40 t6 (yes, it’s designed for diesels but is perfect for direct injection engines as well). Buy it in bulk when on sale. Penzoil Platinum 5w30 synthetic is fine as well as any other high quality oil of the same weight. If you’re doing your oil changes frequently then go with whatever is the best price. If you might go a full 5k miles+ between oil changes then try to grave the Rotella t6. Don’t waste yer money on expensive k&n or Fram oil filters, if yer swapping them every oil change then you’re fine with anything sold in North America. From $3-5 filters. $10-20 filters are a waste of money IMHO.

    If you’re running yer ms3 intake stock just pay the $10-15 to replace it every 2-3 oil changes.

    Also a good idea to check your cabin air filter at the beginning of winter or summer. Doing so will make sure yer HVAC (AC or heat) works at its best possible level.

    Just some feedback from a genpu MS3 owner who happens to be s mechanic.

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