2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
Nothing wrong to have your oil level at the mid-point between ADD and FULL marks. For me it’s an added safety margin if the engine ever is losing oil like I just experienced not long ago. And historically the oil change capacity provided by the manufacture is always to the FULL mark of the dipstick.I'm surprised people who DIY are filling to the max level on the dipstick.
I have NEVER filled to the max level. I see no need. Why would you do this?
I figure out how much oil is needed to get the oil level to the midpoint of the dipstick (or just above), and use that amount every time.
I've never had a problem doing this with multiple vehicles, each driven between 150K-190K miles.