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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2006 Mazda 6. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your 6 and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your 6 for potential trouble spots. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your 6. For most Mazdas, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If you can't do this, see our parts page to find a Mazda 6 oil filter wrench. If your 6 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your 6.
Most Mazdas have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your 6. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)