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    Quote Originally Posted by erhayes View Post
    I buy a 5Q jug of PP at Walmart for ~ 27.95 + an OEM or Ultra filter for ~ $9. My do-it-myself oil change cost me ~ $36.95 + tax. The advantage to me is not just the $13 saved but, it give me a chance to do a thorough inspection and I know the job get done correctly. Ed
    That, and it takes less time than driving to and waiting at the dealer, no need for an appointment, can do it on the weekend when I don't have to miss work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adguy21 View Post
    I'm at 3 months and only 1,000 miles. Should I do mine at 6 months? I clearly won't be at 5,000 miles and my first service is free.
    Firstly, go to your "Vehicle Status Monitor" under “Applications” in your infotainment screen and select "Maintenance” to display the maintenance list. Check if you have "Flexible" setting under "Oil Change" which is supposed to be the default from factory. You can use the miles left on your oil life as a guideline for your first oil change. Follow the "Flexible" oil change interval which is up to 7,500 miles (10,000 miles for 2016(.5) CX-5) or 12 months whichever comes first. You can take your CX-5 in based on "Oil chang due" message with a wrench indicator from your "Flexible" oil change monitor, or do it early before the message displayed as your like. I'd keep the moly-rich factory oil in there for at least 5,000 miles within a year and do the first oil change.

    Make sure to reset your "Flexible" oil change monitor with ignition on without engine running. Most Mazda dealers won't do this for you as many don't even aware this feature. If you see 7,500-mile oil life, it's been reset!

    Be aware those "free" oil change offered by dealers. They'll use the cheapest bulk oil they can find. So do ask and see if you can have better options such as Mazda 0W-20 moly oil which is only $10 more from my Mazda dealer for oil change. The only goog thing doing the oil change at dealers is they "normally" would use OEM oil filter with new drain plug washer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    First oil change is around 6-7 k miles. The factory oil has benefits and keep it for 2000 more miles.
    If you go for mazda moly its 60-70 if you do it on your own. Dealer in my area charges 90 bucks.
    Mazda dealer will not use moly by default. They may do synthetic for 60-70. Moly should last 7-12k miles.
    My schedule was 6.5k then 12k then 20k. I will keep an 8000 mile cycle its very conservative and is about 11 months of driving for me.
    Although I DIY with Mazda moly oil, but my dealer Town North Mazda charges $65 for oil change with Castrol, $10 more with Mazda moly without coupon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    Although I DIY with Mazda moly oil, but my dealer Town North Mazda charges $65 for oil change with Castrol, $10 more with Mazda moly without coupon.
    Tire rotation is done too.
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    **If you do - be a man and pay the hopital bills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    Tire rotation is done too.
    ...as well as any recalls, or computer software updates for the onboard systems.
    a car wash and vacuum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdadude View Post
    ...as well as any recalls, or computer software updates for the onboard systems.
    a car wash and vacuum.
    They have not done anything.
    I would sue if they car washed without permission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    I would sue if they car washed without permission.
    :-). I always turn it down too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    They have not done anything.
    I would sue if they car washed without permission.
    LOL! Yes, they always ask. I say Yes because it is a touchless wash, and a hand vacuum.

    At my last service (30k) They also performed an SRS Airbag system computer flash recall, rotated tires, set tires to my desired PSI, filled my empty washer fluid, changed both my cabin air filter and my engine air filter. (however I had the Mazda maintenance plan included with my lease payment).
    Last edited by mazdadude; 07-14-2018 at 12:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    :-). I always turn it down too.
    My previous dealer (Saab) had a touchless car wash bay. I had no issue with them washing my car.

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    Yeah touchless is fine.

    I've got the scratches to prove touch is not

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    What does touchless mean (apart from not touching it!).

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