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Hello there all! I am a bit confused about the oil recommended for this vehicle. My "car guy" friends say Mobil 1 synthetic, but the manual says Castrol or MAZDA's oil (?). What do you all use? I've been reading about a particular oil for the skyactiv engine. I don't want to use any oil that will cause my warranty to be invalid. Moreover, do I have to have my oil changes done at the dealership? I am used to going to great independent mechanics because of the savings. Hmm.
I am an auto detailer by trade, but my specialty is only cosmetic, so any help anyone can give would be most appreciated.
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Whatever oil you use in the end, make sure if you do the changes yourself or have it done by an independent, to have precise documentation of mileage/date, and exact brand/viscosity of oil and filter used -- so if you later have a warranty claim related to your motor, your have proof of "correct" matierals, intervals, etc.

Personally, I will be 100% using the oil and filter Mazda recommends in the manual.

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Welcome to the forum. Personally I have the dealer do all my maintenance till the warranty expires.

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