When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

April 22nd, 2018 by

Pouring Oil
The rule of thumb used to be to get your oil changed every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever came first. New engineering and research has changed that common wisdom, though, and it’s generally agreed that most vehicles are okay with getting an oil change around every 5,000 miles.

These intervals can vary slightly depending on the vehicle, though, so it’s important to check your owner’s manual or get in touch with your Lee's Summit Mazda service center to make sure you know the particulars for your make and model.

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

Oil is the lubricant that prevents excessive friction between the pistons and the inner walls of the housing. If you wait too long to get your oil changed, the oil can run low or get filled with debris. When that happens, excessive engine heating can occur, decreasing the performance and efficiency of the vehicle and putting you and those around you at risk.

How Do I Change My Oil?

If you would like to change your own oil, there are a number of steps you will need to take, including:

  1. Choosing the right kind of oil
  2. Preparing supplies and vehicle
  3. Draining oil from the drain plug
  4. Tightening the drain plug
  5. Changing the oil filter
  6. Adding new oil
  7. Making sure the oil level is right

Schedule Your Oil Change in Lee's Summit

While some people enjoy DIY projects like changing their own oil or checking the oil levels, or the transmission fluid, at home, many simply prefer the speed, convenience, and professionalism of a certified service center. At Eddy's Mazda of Lee's Summit, you can easily schedule an appointment for your next oil change, bring your car in, and be back on the road in no time!

Our Service Specials

Standard Oil Change Plus Multi-Point Inspection
$34.95
Mazda Car Care - Oil Change Plus

Standard Oil
Special Price: $34.95
Get more value for your money! Our professional Mazda-trained technicians will:
  • Change motor oil per specifications
  • Install a Genuine Mazda oil filter
  • Top off vital fluids
  • Complete a multi-point inspection
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at EDDY'S MAZDA OF LEE'S SUMMIT. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 07/07/2019.
*Synthetic Oil Extra/Up to 5 Quarts
EXPIRES: 07/07/2019
Mazda Car Care - 4-Wheel Alignment Special
$99.95
Poorly aligned wheels wear out tires prematurely and reduce gas mileage. Service includes:
  • Inspect/adjust caster, camber and toe-in as applicable
  • Inspect suspension and steering linkage
  • Check tire wear
  • Check tire pressure, adjust as necessary
  • Computerized alignment
  • Road test
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at EDDY'S MAZDA OF LEE'S SUMMIT. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 07/07/2019.
EXPIRES: 07/07/2019
Mazda Car Care - Mazda Battery Special
10% off
Your Genuine Mazda battery is a key component to your vehicle’s overall reliability and performance. For peace of mind, come in today and have one of our technicians install a new Genuine Mazda battery. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at EDDY'S MAZDA OF LEE'S SUMMIT. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 07/07/2019.
EXPIRES: 07/07/2019
Mazda Car Care - Timing Belt Replacement
4 Cylinder Price
Percent Off: 10% off
6 Cylinder Price
Percent Off: 10% off
DON’T WAIT TOO LONG! A broken timing belt can cause your engine to simply stop running. Refer to your owner’s manual for recommended replacement intervals.
  • Replace timing belt
  • Set timing & engine idle speed as needed
  • Inspect water pump and drive belts
  • Inspect cam & crank shaft seals
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at EDDY'S MAZDA OF LEE'S SUMMIT. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 07/07/2019.
EXPIRES: 07/07/2019
Mazda Car Care - Do-It-Yourself Special Discount On Genuine Mazda Parts
10% off
Receive a discount on any Genuine Mazda Parts purchased through our retail parts department.Take advantage of this 10% off special today.
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at EDDY'S MAZDA OF LEE'S SUMMIT. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 07/07/2019.
A. Excludes select components, call dealer for details.
EXPIRES: 07/07/2019
Mazda Car Care - Lifetime Tire Rotations



Performance starts from the ground up.
When you buy a set of 4 tires from us,
you will receive COMPLIMENTARY
tire rotations for the life of your new
tires. Wheel balance not included.
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at EDDY'S MAZDA OF LEE'S SUMMIT. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 07/07/2019.
EXPIRES: 07/07/2019
Mazda Car Care - Front or Rear Brake Special
$20.00 off

Problems with your Mazda’s brakes are
serious- don’t wait too long! Use this
coupon to receive a special discount on
the brake service you need.
Call to schedule your appointment today!
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at EDDY'S MAZDA OF LEE'S SUMMIT. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 07/07/2019.
EXPIRES: 07/07/2019
Mazda Car Care - Synthetic Oil Change Plus
$49.95

Synthetic oil ensures the long life of
your engine and reduces pollution.
-Replace engine oil and Mazda oil filter
-Top off vital fluids
– Complete multi-point inspection
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at EDDY'S MAZDA OF LEE'S SUMMIT. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 07/07/2019.
EXPIRES: 07/07/2019
Synthetic Oil Change Plus Multi-Point Inspection
$59.95

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