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

10% OFF

10% Off any services fees of $100 to $300!

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at EDDY'S MAZDA OF LEE'S SUMMIT. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Not valid on tires. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee is applicable. Please present coupon at time of write up.

$10 Off Any Fluid Service
$10 Off

Brake fluid, Transmission fluid, Coolant ETC.

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.

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Fall Special

We’re here to make sure that you get the best out of your vehicle for years to come!

  • Front wiper blades
  • Rotate & balance
  • Alignment
  • Plus multi-point inspection

$219.95 plus tax

Fluid ServiceSpecial

Brake fluid, transmission fluid,
coolant, ECT. Present this special
to your service advisor and receive
$10 off any fluid service.

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Eddy's Mazda of Lee's Summit. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 09/30/2021

EXPIRES: 09/30/2021
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. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 09/30/2021

EXPIRES: 09/30/2021
Save On An Alignment WhenBuying A Set of 4 Tires

Eddy’s Mazda has a great selection of
tires for you to choose from. Get an
alignment for ONLY $99.95 (regular price
$119.95) when purchasing a set of 4
tires from us at regular price.

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Eddy's Mazda of Lee's Summit. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 09/30/2021

EXPIRES: 09/30/2021
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. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 09/30/2021

EXPIRES: 09/30/2021
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. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 09/30/2021

EXPIRES: 09/30/2021
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. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 09/30/2021

EXPIRES: 09/30/2021
Wiper Blade Replacement
$36.95

Are your wipers streaking or noisy?
Replace them with Genuine Mazda
wiper blades.
*Easy and fast installation, sold per pair

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Eddy's Mazda of Lee's Summit. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 09/30/2021

EXPIRES: 09/30/2021
Do-It-Yourself DiscountOn Genuine Mazda Parts
10% Off

Receive a discount on any Genuine Mazda
parts bought through our retail parts
dept. Save 10% on parts today. Maximum
discount value is $150. Not valid on
tires.

Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at Eddy's Mazda of Lee's Summit. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Some vehicles may be slightly higher. Hazardous waste fee and shop supplies fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. No cash value. Coupon expires 09/30/2021

EXPIRES: 09/30/2021
Fall Tire Savings

Save on a new set of tires!

Buy 3 tires and get the 4th one for $1 on eligible Mazda OEM tires. Learn more at our Mazda Tire Center today. 

 

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