Hey guys, I have a simple question for the car gurus: oil changes and their conflicting times/mileage.
So I have the above car with 3030 miles sitting in the driveway five months after I bought it.
The dealership said they would give me my first oil change at 3 month/3000 miles but I didn't realize just how over this deadline I was time-wise.
The owner's manual recommends every 5000 miles in 'severe' driving conditions and at 4 months.
The owner's manual recommends every 7500 miles in 'normal' conditions at 6 months.
Here is what MyMazda.com says:
Please note the '(About 7 weeks)' is just an estimate based on average people's mileage.
So what do you think? Get it serviced A.S.A.P.? The car runs on 0w-20 synthetic oil. From what I have read, the synthetic oil doesn't break down over time like 'dinosaur' oil. The dealership where I bought my car is about 60 miles away (where I go to college, I'm home for break) is it a good idea to drive it back? Will this affect the warranty? Ah! this was a mistake sorry for the questions and thanks for any help.
Oh and Happy New Year! This post has been edited by Fozzy Fozborne on Sunday, Jan 1 2012, 08:11