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I have a 2010 Mazda 3 at 11,000 KM soon and the oil hasn't been changed yet...I have an appointment in 2 weeks. Is it dangerous to drive until then?

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You can drive it safely, if you at least check the oil to make sure it is still close to full on the dipstick. If your oil is low, you should add some before you continue to drive it!

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