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What are the Mazda Maintenance Schedules?

Keeping your vehicle in top shape makes driving safely on Charlotte roads a breeze. The best way to do this? Keep up with your Mazda maintenance schedule. This schedule is there to help you learn what services your vehicle needs and when to ensure you can drive your Mazda safely for years to come. While the best place to learn about Mazda maintenance is your owner’s manual or local Mazda service center, you can also find these online in guides such as this one. Let’s take a brief look at maintenance schedules for some common Mazda models.

MAZDA3 Maintenance Schedule

The main difference between these schedules is dependent on whether you set the “Oil Change” maintenance monitor to “Flexible” or “Fixed”. This merely changes the frequency at which you should check certain elements of your vehicle.

  • Normal Driving Conditions
    • Every Year: inspect your disc brakes
    • Every Two Years: inspect fuel lines/hoses, brake lines, hoses, and connections, steering operation, front and rear suspension, driveshaft dust boost, and tighten bolts and nuts and chassis and body
    • Every Three Years: inspect the drive belts
    • Every Four Years: inspect the hoses and tubes for emission and exhaust system and heat shields
    • On a “Flexible” oil change monitor setting: replace oil when the wrench indicator is ON. At this time, you should also replace the air filter and cabin air filter. Max interval is 12 months / 10,000 miles
    • On a “Fixed” oil change monitor setting: replace the oil every 6 months, replace the air filter at 30 months and the cabin air filter every two years
    • Replace engine coolant at 120,000 miles / 10 years or 60,000 miles / 4 years depending on coolant type. After first replacement, change at 60,000 miles / 5 years and 60,000 miles / 4 years, respectively.
    • Replace spark plugs at 75,000 miles and rotate tires at 5,000 miles

MAZDA6 Maintenance Schedule

  • Normal Driving Conditions
    • Follow the Mazda3 schedule for yearly, bi-yearly, and three year maintenance needs
    • Every Four Years: Inspect hoses and tubes for emission
    • Every Five Years: Inspect the exhaust system and heat shields
    • Replace air filter every three years
    • Replace engine oil and filter when wrench indicator light is ON. Max interval is 12 months / 7,500 milesReplace engine coolant at 120,000 miles / 10 years, and at 60,000 miles / 5 years after the first replacement
    • Replace cabin air filter every two years
    • Replace spark plugs with Skyactiv®-G 2.5 every 75,000 miles, and every 40,000 miles with Skyactiv®-G 2.5T
    • Rotate tires every 7,500 miles
    • Inspect emergency flat tire repair kit annually if installed
    • If submerged in water, replace rear differential and transfer oil annually

MAZDA CX-5 Maintenance Schedule

  • Normal Driving Conditions
    • Follow the Mazda6 schedule, with few variations
    • Replace spark plugs with Skyactiv®-G 2.5T every 40,000 miles, and every 75,000 miles on anything other than Skyactiv®-G 2.5T

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