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Your Mazda car or SUV is a special vehicle that’s known for comfort, impressive performance, and longevity. To ensure that your Mazda continues to serve you well for years to come, bring it to South Bay Mazda, serving Redondo Beach and Carson, for regular oil changes. Routine oil change service is one of the best ways to make sure your engine performs at its best and enjoys a long, healthy life. Putting off oil changes can cause serious problems, but having them done at the recommended intervals is a great way to avoid these issues. Learn more about the oil change services we offer at South Bay Mazda, and then stop by to see for yourself why we’re worth a drive from anywhere in Los Angeles County.
Not all oil changes are alike! At South Bay Mazda, we actually provide a number of oil change services. Take a look at the four types of oil changes we provide below and feel free to ask us if you’re not certain which one is best for your vehicle.
Conventional oil, also known as standard oil, is a popular oil for many older-model Mazda vehicles. It is also standard for the industry, given the number of vehicles using this oil type. Conventional oil is an excellent engine lubricant but does not have the level of refinement as synthetic alternatives; it is available for a slightly lesser cost but does not resist thermal breakdown quite as well as synthetic oil. This means that it will have to be changed more frequently than synthetic oil. In addition, conventional oil runs the risk of leaving sludge deposits in the engine when it begins to break down.
Semi-synthetic oil seeks to strike a balance between conventional and full synthetic oil. It’s a blend of the two types, so it contains additional additives and detergents that help it resist sludge formation and provide superior lubrication. It costs more than conventional oil but less than synthetic, and it provides greater protection than conventional. Essentially, it stands in the middle ground between quality and price.
This type of oil marks the pinnacle of engine oil advancement. It’s more than just fully refined: it’s synthesized and changed at the molecular level, and it contains maximum additives that help it last longer than all other oil types. This leads to less frequent change service intervals, but that’s only the beginning. It also performs better in extreme heat and cold and does a better job of lubricating your engine. Its detergent additives can even help actively clean your engine. It costs more than conventional oil, but the increased cost of synthetic is often negligible compared to the engine-saving benefits and the less frequent oil changes. This is an attractive option for many older-model vehicles needing additional engine-protecting benefits, such as improved viscosity and performance as a lubricant facing extreme friction and heat. It’s also a prime choice for newer Mazda models!
We provide diesel oil and filter change service specifically designed for diesel engines. Whether you drive a diesel-powered Mazda CX-5 or another vehicle with a diesel engine, it will require totally different oil. In general, diesel oil tends to have a notably higher viscosity than conventional oil. In addition, it contains extra additives that would damage the catalytic converter of a car with a gas-powered engine. But these additives are needed to keep your diesel engine clean, and the catalytic converter in a diesel-powered vehicle is built to handle these chemicals.
How often an oil change is needed depends on the type of oil you’re using. If you stick with conventional oil, it’s best to stay with the tried and true wisdom and have your oil changed every 3,000 miles. If you use synthetic oil (including synthetic diesel oil), you’ll be able to go much longer between oil changes. Mazda uses 7,500 miles or once a year (whichever comes first) as a general guideline, but talk to a service advisor to learn more.
There’s no shortage of quick-lube oil places all around Los Angeles County, but not all of them are reputable. Choosing South Bay Mazda takes the guesswork out of your next oil change. When you bring your vehicle here, you’re guaranteed only the highest in quality. Our certified technicians are skilled experts who will treat your vehicle with care. What’s more, they’ll use only Mazda-approved engine oil and OEM oil filters, ensuring that your Mazda car or SUV gets only the best.
Whatever kind of oil change service your Mazda needs, we can help at South Bay Mazda. Use our online service scheduling tool to make your appointment, and then come visit us! You’ll discover that our dedication to you and your Mazda makes a visit worth the drive from Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, and anywhere else in Los Angeles County.