How long can I go without changing my oil?


Asked by Nov 21, 2015 at 09:29 PM about the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a 2016 Mazda CX-5 7 months ago and only have about 2850 miles
on it, which shows that I don't drive often or very far. According to my
manual it's suggested that I should change my oil at 5000 miles or at 4
months, whichever comes first. The dealership told me 6-7 months would
be the cut off point to which I should get an oil change if I don't reach 5000
miles. Is this accurate? And could I go longer without changing my oil if I
don't reach the 5000 miles even if it takes me 12 months to do so? Thanks!

4 Answers


It can't hurt to change the oil at 3,000 miles but 5,000 miles on synthetic is perfectly OK. I would not worry if you go a full year between changes.


I never understood why they say oil has a time limit, when you buy it, it never has a best before date on it, change it every 3,000miles would be ok


changing the oil as often as possible does not hurt your car- it helps the car to have fresh, clean oil- always- it is easy and it doesn't cost much- so why not change it? That is a nice car, why cheap out? I don't get it-

Bob Beaman

Using synthetic oil I would go 7,500 miles or 1 year which ever comes first. Following the information in the owner's manual is helpful also, read it.

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