does my make and model have a built in timing for service (ie) oil change, spark plugs etc
My car has 39000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
Looks like you’ve got two separate issues and questions here. First, if the check engine light came on, vanished and returned again, that’s typically an indicator that the ECU (engine control unit) registered an error code or trouble code sent by a sensor). This should be inspected by a professional mechanic by having them complete a check engine light is on inspection - a service we offer at YourMechanic.com. Second, the Mazda Tribute does have a service indicator light (a wrench shaped light) that will illuminate when some services are due. To determine the exact service intervals for your vehicle though, you can visit our manage your car online portal; which allows you to receive push notification when routine service is due.
Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.
Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing