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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.
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)
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)