Mazda Recommended Maintenance Schedule
Your Mazda is a finely tuned machine that, like any vehicle, requires regular maintenance to continue to run at its peak. Following your Mazda's maintenance schedule is the sure way to keep your vehicle running reliably for years to come, and is also key to keeping up your vehicle's warranty.
Generally, your Mazda will require servicing every 8,000 km or every 4 months, whichever comes first. As driving habits and conditions will vary, more frequent servicing may be necessary in order to keep up with your Mazda's recommended maintenance schedule. Be aware that it is the owner's responsibility to ensure that all maintenance is performed properly and with approved Mazda parts that meet factory standards in order to honour the manufacturer warranty.
If you are unsure about the maintenance schedule for your particular Mazda model, feel free to contact Probart Mazda's service professionals. Brining your Mazda to a licensed dealership such as Probart Mazda for your service is the right decision, as no one knows your vehicle better than our factory-trained technicians.
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Mazda Maintenance Tips
Keeping on top of your regular maintenance is key to keeping repair costs down, but there are also other ways that you can protect your investment. Here are some tips on how to keep your Mazda in tip-top shape:
Check your tire pressure regularly.
Improperly inflated tires can reduce fuel economy or cause excessive wear on suspension components, leading to expensive repairs down the road. Your Mazda should have the proper tire pressure ratings listed on the "B" pillar (driver's side doorjamb). Contact us if you are still unsure of the safe tire pressure range for your vehicle.
Use your block heater in the winter.
In colder climates like Canada, your block heater becomes a useful asset to help your car start when temperatures drop significantly below zero. Plugging your car reduces the wear on your engine components on startup, and also can help improve your vehicle's warm-up time, reducing the amount of fuel you use and improving emissions.
Drive at the posted speed limit or below.
By reducing your speed by just a few kilometres per hour, you can make a huge difference in fuel economy as well as reduce wear on key components.
Avoid long periods of idling.
Your engine doesn't need to idle more than a couple of minutes before it's ready to drive. Don't leave it running for half-an-hour on a cold winter morning. By driving your vehicle, the engine will also warm up faster than if it were sitting. In the summer, consider turning your vehicle off if you will be idling for an extended period.
Check your engine oil.
Ensure your engine oil isn't above the full mark, or below the fill mark on the dipstick. Either side can cause engine problems or result in the need for repairs. When checking your oil, wait until it has been sitting for at least 10 minutes on a level surface.
Avoid fast starts and stops.
Fast starts and stops cause unnecessary wear on engine components and brakes. Try to keep a buffer zone between cars in front of you so you can gradually slow down, and start braking earlier for stoplights. This not only reduces wear on your vehicle, but also improves your safety and reaction time in emergency situations.