05-03-2010, 01:05 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Oil issue isn't simple. It could be, but everyone having their own opinion makes it complicated. There is, however, a really strong consensus that it should be changed every 3000 miles. And that the Mazda oil filters are hard to beat.
Check oil level every other fuel fill-up, til you get a feel for how often you actually have to top off the oil
Don't turn it off cold, lest it flood. If it's used, visit a Mazda dealer and have them look up the car's maintenance history...particularly what recalls have been done. If MSP16 has not been done, get it done down there before your drive home.
Enjoy your drive!
2006 MT, Galaxy Gray
Fuel cap hook