My 22 year-old daughter finished 4 years of school and is moving again to go to another school for an advanced degree.
She has a 2017 Mazda CX-5 with a 2.5L Skyactiv engine. It’s just getting broken-in (miles in the hundreds). I want to advise when/where to get the oil changes done (if the dealer is too inconvenient on her schedule) and what kind of oil to use.
I told her to keep an eye on all fluids. For normal driving, Mazda recommends 7,500 mile oil change intervals and specifies 0w-20 oil.
The illustration in the owner’s manual shows a bottle of Castrol Edge 0w-20. However, I notice Mazda sells Genuine Mazda 0w-20 GF-5 with Moly.
I got the ILSAC 0w-20 GF-5 thing figured out with some online searches (with a lame PC hook-up), but does the oil have to say that it contains moly (molybdenum), and if so, how many ppm (parts per million)?
I already miss my 64 Volkswagen bug.
What’s your best Mazda Skyactiv oil information and back-up information?
Would you use only the dealer for changes?
Oh, and when should the first oil change happen?