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FLIPDADY
09-23-2005, 09:50 AM
Maintenance should occur every 4 months or every 8,000 km, depending on the frequency which you drive your vehicle.

Every 8,000 km or 4 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.

Every 24,000 km or 12 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.

Every 48,000 km or 24 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Replace air cleaner element, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Inspect brake drum system including parkingbrake, Inspect fuel lines and hoses, Inspect exhaust system and heat shields, Inspect driveshaft dust boots, Inspect all suspension components front and rear including ball joints and driveshafts, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.

Every 96,000 km or 48 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Replace air cleaner element, Replace coolant, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Inspect brake drum system including parkingbrake, Inspect fuel lines and hoses, Inspect exhaust system and heat shields, Inspect driveshaft dust boots, Inspect all suspension components front and rear including ball joints and driveshafts, Inspect emission hoses and tubes, Inspect manual transmission oil, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.

TheProfessor
09-23-2005, 10:16 AM
Awesome, thanks Flip :)

Zaku_4
09-23-2005, 12:10 PM
wow,
thanks, can u also get price estimate to?

1flycdnM3
09-23-2005, 03:10 PM
very informative. thanks flip :)

MajesticBlueNTO
09-23-2005, 03:49 PM
awesome info Joe!

people can also get similar info by joining the Owner\'s Lounge on www.mazda.ca

DJB
09-26-2005, 06:01 PM
I didn\'t see anything about a tire rotation in any of those service check-up\'s.
Does anybody know when the suggested time to rotate our tires is?

majic
09-26-2005, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by DJB


I didn\'t see anything about a tire rotation in any of those service check-up\'s.
Does anybody know when the suggested time to rotate our tires is?


8K - @ every oil change.. just keep in mind where you leave the tires when you put winters on (mark them up LF,RF,RR,LR)

uturi2001
10-14-2005, 02:33 PM
i was jsut quoted $192 for the 24,000 km maintence...at westtowne

is that normal

sam

DY
10-16-2005, 03:08 PM
Is the first check up at 4000km? Thanks

majic
10-16-2005, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by DY


Is the first check up at 4000km? Thanks


Originally posted by FLIPSPEED
Maintenance should occur every 4 months or every 8,000 km, depending on the frequency which you drive your vehicle.

1flycdnM3
10-28-2005, 04:08 PM
can we get price estimates on these??

(I take mine in for first service tomorrow) :)

majic
10-28-2005, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by 1flycdnM3


can we get price estimates on these??

(I take mine in for first service tomorrow) :)

8000km - just an oil change... circa 30bux.. add 10bux for tire rotation

BETRTHNU
11-18-2005, 02:32 AM
I paid 179.80...and I brought my own Mobil 1....***en rip off.

mazda3ride
01-11-2006, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by FLIPSPEED


Maintenance should occur every 4 months or every 8,000 km, depending on the frequency which you drive your vehicle.

Every 8,000 km or 4 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.

Every 24,000 km or 12 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.

Every 48,000 km or 24 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Replace air cleaner element, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Inspect brake drum system including parkingbrake, Inspect fuel lines and hoses, Inspect exhaust system and heat shields, Inspect driveshaft dust boots, Inspect all suspension components front and rear including ball joints and driveshafts, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.

Every 96,000 km or 48 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Replace air cleaner element, Replace coolant, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Inspect brake drum system including parkingbrake, Inspect fuel lines and hoses, Inspect exhaust system and heat shields, Inspect driveshaft dust boots, Inspect all suspension components front and rear including ball joints and driveshafts, Inspect emission hoses and tubes, Inspect manual transmission oil, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.



Joe, I will be doing my 48,000Km Service in the next couple of weeks. Can you give me a rough estimate on what it should cost?

bRANDO
02-03-2006, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by uturi2001


i was jsut quoted $192 for the 24,000 km maintence...at westtowne

is that normal

sam


just paid 198.02 with tax brampton... so 192 is norm..

1st post!!! Just moved to the Port Credit area, around the corner from your affiliate KROWN, lookin forward to there detail work!

bRANDO

Geologic
02-27-2006, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by majic

8000km - just an oil change... circa 30bux.. add 10bux for tire rotation

gah, markham mazda just quoted me $55 + tax for my 2nd service (8 months). Including tire rotation.

Simkins
05-20-2006, 01:13 AM
I had my 24000KM service at Ajax Mazda, the damage $217. I think I got suckered, ah well, I did have my rims re-finished because of bubbling / rusting.

bluntman
05-20-2006, 06:26 AM
My 24 month service was around the $200 mark at MoT.

Jeff-TheBiz
05-20-2006, 09:51 AM
I think this was posted to eliminate the myths about maintenance requirements from Mazdas own handbook.

Please refer to this category (http://torontomazda3.com/forum/board.php?FID=8) for pricing and reviews.

lukel90
05-21-2006, 09:36 AM
i can tell you that a 96k service costs 256 bucks. you get a oil change and a coolant replacement. the rest of the stuff, checking the fluids and looking over the car i can do myself. since my warranty is up, i wont be paying 260 bucks for stuff i can do in my own driveway. i like mazda service, but they dont do jack but glance at the car. they tried to charge me 35 bucks last time i was at the dealership to check if my fluids were at the right levels, and at the same time making it seem as if theres a proper way of doing it and its soo hard........yeah right...thanks mazda for your free work during the warranty period, but until i have a issue i cant fix myself, i wont be paying 75 bucks for a synthetic oil change...

sorry had to rant a little

dsichewski
08-20-2008, 11:21 AM
I think this was posted to eliminate the myths about maintenance requirements from Mazdas own handbook.

Please refer to this category (http://torontomazda3.com/forum/board.php?FID=8) for pricing and reviews.



not trying to bring thread back from the dea or anything. just saying that the link didn't work for me....not sure if its just me or it needs to be updated...thought I would say something...

David

06Touring3
08-20-2008, 12:19 PM
+1 didn't work just tried

sicsol
08-20-2008, 01:04 PM
I always thought there was a 72000 k service

Olestra
08-26-2008, 01:44 PM
Yes, it is the same as the 24k service.

Nick
09-11-2008, 09:35 AM
So i'm at agincourt getting an oil change at the 24k/12 month service. I declined the brake maintenance because of the price and the little time i have. Is this a bad thing? Do i really need this and should bring it in again or find a place that does it for cheaper?

Nick
09-11-2008, 11:12 AM
another question, lets say i do my own oil changes, how do i declare them so it doesn't void warranty? i would have a bill for the oil and filters but how would mazda know i was in accordance with the schedule?

Go_Habs_Go
09-11-2008, 03:04 PM
another question, lets say i do my own oil changes, how do i declare them so it doesn't void warranty? i would have a bill for the oil and filters but how would mazda know i was in accordance with the schedule?

That's a good question, I just bought a GT at the end of the July and I was wondering, if we do the oil changes ourselves, what is enough proof to satisfy Mazda that the work was indeed done?

Flagrum_3
09-11-2008, 04:30 PM
Take a Date stamped picture of your Mileage? :chuckle

No seriously, just call your dealer talk to the Service Manager in particular and ask! or write Mazda Canada.

Basically get it from the horses mouth!


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dsichewski
09-11-2008, 04:53 PM
another question, lets say i do my own oil changes, how do i declare them so it doesn't void warranty? i would have a bill for the oil and filters but how would mazda know i was in accordance with the schedule?

I believe I've read on the board before keep your reciept for the oil and oil filter...

Joe should be able to chime in on this...

Nick
09-13-2008, 11:35 AM
So i'm at agincourt getting an oil change at the 24k/12 month service. I declined the brake maintenance because of the price and the little time i have. Is this a bad thing? Do i really need this and should bring it in again or find a place that does it for cheaper?

not sure if anyone saw this. it concerns me because on the bill it says "customer has declined scheduled maintenance as outlined by the manufacturer
customer is aware performing regular maintenance is per manufacturer's specifications is highly regarded to ensure all vehicle components remain under standard warranty coverage..."

just wondering how to get around it, this service/inspection seems unnecessary for the broke person that i am. i'd rather throw the money on coilovers =] this is my first car, it seems to be a slight problem to modify while under warranty =[

Noisy Crow
09-13-2008, 12:21 PM
not sure if anyone saw this. it concerns me because on the bill it says "customer has declined scheduled maintenance as outlined by the manufacturer
customer is aware performing regular maintenance is per manufacturer's specifications is highly regarded to ensure all vehicle components remain under standard warranty coverage..."

just wondering how to get around it, this service/inspection seems unnecessary for the broke person that i am. i'd rather throw the money on coilovers =] this is my first car, it seems to be a slight problem to modify while under warranty =[

Ummm.... skipping getting your brakes inspected to buy expensive "nice-to-have" parts is, well, let's say :loco

By not getting your brakes inspected you have effectively risked voiding the warranty on your brakes.

The fact is all mechanical things wear out and need regular maintenance. Your brakes are one of the hardest working parts on the car, and your life (and other's) depend on them working them properly.

x_o_k_x
09-13-2008, 10:48 PM
When i did my 8k service, it includes rotating tires for $$, so I told them I'll do it myself. He didnt mark anything, just said "make sure you do it though" So if you say I do it myself is better then saying no or rejecting. But on the invoice just said 8k service blah blah done.

Nick
09-14-2008, 01:46 PM
I understand the maintenance is very important and how the brake system works. I've been driving the car for one year and am pretty sure the brakes are good. Taking the calipers off and cleaning all the parts(thats what the service specialist said) does not seem necessary at this point, but i found that Canadian Tire does only a brake inspection for $29.99. I will probably go this route and stay on top of it. Thanks guys, just needed a little boot in the ass!

Flagrum_3
09-14-2008, 02:15 PM
For tire rotations that's completely up to the customer and remember tires are only warranted by the tire manufacturer.Not rotating the tires will not effect your Mazda warranty whatsoever, but will cause extreme uneven wear on your tires...frt/bck.

As for the brakes being 'Cleaned and Inspected' every 24k, I think it's absolutely neccessary with our 3s, especially cleaning/lubing the sliders and more so the rear calipers or you'll get seizing!!...

Also as I've mentioned before in other posts, Mazda Canada and it's dealers can and may revoke your warranty or refuse warranty coverage, if any work is not performed by a Licensed technician or at a Licensed shop!! .....just a heads-Up.


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06Touring3
09-15-2008, 09:27 AM
listen....people here are going to tell yuo to get it done....the dealership is going to tell you to do it....if you don't do it...the world will not end....if your calipers are going to seize...they're going to seize....inspecting could help them catch it early YES...but really just because they are "inspecting" doesn't mean they'll always find it either.....

it's your call...it doesn't void your warranty NOT to get it done but if you're worried then get it done

bluemazda3
09-18-2008, 10:17 AM
listen....people here are going to tell yuo to get it done....the dealership is going to tell you to do it....if you don't do it...the world will not end....if your calipers are going to seize...they're going to seize....inspecting could help them catch it early YES...but really just because they are "inspecting" doesn't mean they'll always find it either.....

it's your call...it doesn't void your warranty NOT to get it done but if you're worried then get it done


Agreed..

Flagrum_3
09-19-2008, 02:43 PM
Agreed..

I think some people have the wrong idea here! The thing is it's important to Follow the Scheduled maintenance chart in your Owner's manual to a 'T' till your warranty is up. I'm not saying to follow the Dealers 'recommended maintenance' it has no baring on the warranty! But as the OP asks if you are under warranty, maintenance 'Must be done'...and it can be performed by anyone and aslong as you have receipts your fine, but my warning still stands; On anything other then oil changes it would be wise to have a licensed technician sign-off on the work or else the dealer or Mazda Canada can refuse to do warranty work if a problem is even remotely related!

As for the brakes being serviced that is a Dealer recommended item but from my experience I suggest it is necessary, not just an inspection but to disassemble the brakes inspect them and lube them periodically, especially the rear sliders....if not the calipers can seize leading to premature wear of other items, hense costing more in the long run.


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06Touring3
09-19-2008, 02:58 PM
On anything other then oil changes it would be wise to have a licensed technician sign-off on the work or else the dealer or Mazda Canada can refuse to do warranty work if a problem is even remotely related!

arguably the BEST advice you can get!!!

you don't have to have the dealership fix something for you but keep records of the work done parts purchased etc

mazdas3sporte
10-05-2008, 10:42 PM
i got the car last april so its 5 months now, it only has about 2300Km on it, does that mean i need to change my oil now thats its over 4 months or what do i do, the manual is very confusing

froglegs
10-06-2008, 01:12 PM
I'm wondering the same thing. At the dealer they had told me not to worry about the time, as long as its done at 8000km. on the sticker it shows 8k and under date its blank.
But i'm scared if i follow there advice i will get burned in the future.
Wondering if I should get an oil change done now then again at 8000.
got about 4200 km and its been about 5 months that i have the car.

sas
10-06-2008, 02:29 PM
I replaced my oil at 3000km by original Mazda Dexelia and changed filter.
All did without dialer. Original filter has no any inscription except
“Genuine part”. In warranty case it could be problem.
When I disassembled filter I found quite many metal particles sand size and oil inside filter had metal dust. Can’t to understand, what people meaning when speaking about modern precision in engine manufacturing.
To addition original Mazda oil is “hydro cracked“ . I’m not confident it really could to work good whole year. Many people not changing oil and feeling well.
You choose.

New2Mazda
03-21-2009, 02:50 PM
Can some one please explain to me why people are paying Mazda $200 for what Mr. Lube does for $45.

Seriously....

Schedule 2 states the only thing done at the 48,000KM is oil and filter change, the rest is just looking at the car.

I have a K&N so no air filter needed.

Mr Lube lubes the doors as part of their $45 service.

The only thing Mr Lube doesn't do is tighten bolts on body.

Understandably Mr Lube is just an example for those that will flame about Mr Lube.

For that matter all the other service events are just air filter, oil, oil filter and tighten chassis.

Its not until 100,000km that you really start replacing things and that's not in the warranty.

I remember something about getting your oil changed not at the dealer does not void your warranty.

Understandably the inspection could find something to be replaced under warranty.

New2Mazda
03-21-2009, 02:52 PM
Interesting note in 2007 Mazda 3 owner manual:

Improper owner maintenance during the warranty period may affect warranty coverage. For details, read the separate Mazda Warranty statement provided with the vehicle. If you're unsure about any servicing or maintenance procedure, have it done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Flagrum_3
03-21-2009, 03:13 PM
Can some one please explain to me why people are paying Mazda $200 for what Mr. Lube does for $45.

Seriously....

Schedule 2 states the only thing done at the 48,000KM is oil and filter change, the rest is just looking at the car.

I have a K&N so no air filter needed.

Mr Lube lubes the doors as part of their $45 service.

The only thing Mr Lube doesn't do is tighten bolts on body.

Understandably Mr Lube is just an example for those that will flame about Mr Lube.

For that matter all the other service events are just air filter, oil, oil filter and tighten chassis.

Its not until 100,000km that you really start replacing things and that's not in the warranty.

I remember something about getting your oil changed not at the dealer does not void your warranty.

Understandably the inspection could find something to be replaced under warranty.

Your forgetting the $200 service includes Brake Servicing also! ...I don't think Mr. Lube offers that! :)


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freddymak18
05-15-2009, 02:11 AM
been 4 yrs, haven't done 3/4 of the required inspections... :blush

mazdas3sporte
05-17-2009, 09:57 AM
been 4 yrs, haven't done 3/4 of the required inspections... :blush

inspections are just a way for them to get money from u , u dont need them unless ur driving in harsh conditons and putting thousands of kms on ur car per month

Noisy Crow
05-17-2009, 12:28 PM
For those of you not doing regular maintenance... how many klicks do you have on your car? I would be much more inclinded to take advice from people who have a couple hundred thousand kilometers on their cars....

Swerny
06-15-2009, 10:43 AM
I'm due for my 24K service this month and I will be booking an appointment with MoT.

For the 24K service, all I really want done is the oil change (I'll provide my own oil) and the brake service.

I can inspect my own fluids, lights etc and lubricate the door hinges. I don't need the tire roatation as my summers haven't been on for long.

Does anyone know the cost of the brake service alone?

Thanks

Cardinal Fang
06-15-2009, 10:49 AM
Give the a call.

Zoom Zoom Boy
06-16-2009, 12:27 AM
give the a call.

wtfdtm?????

Go_Habs_Go
06-16-2009, 05:24 PM
I second the "wtfdtm??" motion.

Nick
06-17-2009, 01:26 AM
iirc i think they quoted me around 220 for brakes and oilchange.

seelsy
06-17-2009, 10:28 AM
i third it.... what is "the a" fang?

narcolepticus
06-25-2009, 09:41 PM
i think Fang means "give them a call" lol

Trinidad
06-26-2009, 01:23 PM
I am also ready for my 24k service and I am going to MoT. Out of Oakville, Erin Mills, Westowne and MoT, all were pretty much the same for the 24k "package". However I decided to by my own oil and get an oil change $27, and brake service $167, which works out to be cheaper than the package. Also elsewhere the brake service alone was adding up to $200. So all in all the rough estimate for the 24k service if you provide your own oil is about $197 (taxes in, which includes our 10% discount) oh and that includes the tire rotation since they have to take the tires off for the brake service.

Karen Lee-McNair
06-26-2009, 02:35 PM
I am also ready for my 24k service and I am going to MoT. Out of Oakville, Erin Mills, Westowne and MoT, all were pretty much the same for the 24k "package". However I decided to by my own oil and get an oil change $27, and brake service $167, which works out to be cheaper than the package. Also elsewhere the brake service alone was adding up to $200. So all in all the rough estimate for the 24k service if you provide your own oil is about $197 (taxes in, which includes our 10% discount) oh and that includes the tire rotation since they have to take the tires off for the brake service.


My brake services are $138.88 plus taxes - and that includes sanding down any corrosion behind the brake shims - which is commonly forgotten.

Let me know if you would like to try AGINCOURT MAZDA'S service department, I have quite a few promotions on this SUMMER!

Karen Lee-McNair
06-26-2009, 02:42 PM
listen....people here are going to tell yuo to get it done....the dealership is going to tell you to do it....if you don't do it...the world will not end....if your calipers are going to seize...they're going to seize....inspecting could help them catch it early YES...but really just because they are "inspecting" doesn't mean they'll always find it either.....

it's your call...it doesn't void your warranty NOT to get it done but if you're worried then get it done

Just to clarify - if your calipers seize (which is really only going to occur due to lack of lubrication - hence annual brake servicing), and you have not performed your annual brake service; either in the package or on it's own, your calipers will not be covered under manufacturer's warranty

This is how it is for all manufacturer's - with lack of lubrication, it is expected for these things to seize, because they're dry

Remember, the maintenance package is designed by Mazda Canada for it's Mazda's vehicles.
On Honda's they are serviced every 16,000 km, on Toyota's they are serviced every 24,000 km as well - and their annual packages are $245.00 plus tax

Mazda actually beats these other manufacturer as a lower maintenance cost vehicle to own

Karen Lee-McNair
06-26-2009, 02:46 PM
BTW all first time customers to Agincourt Mazda's Service Department receive an automatic 10% on all services excluding Lube, oil and filter

Flagrum_3
06-27-2009, 09:04 AM
Just to clarify - if your calipers seize (which is really only going to occur due to lack of lubrication - hence annual brake servicing), and you have not performed your annual brake service; either in the package or on it's own, your calipers will not be covered under manufacturer's warranty
This is how it is for all manufacturer's - with lack of lubrication, it is expected for these things to seize, because they're dry

Remember, the maintenance package is designed by Mazda Canada for it's Mazda's vehicles.
On Honda's they are serviced every 16,000 km, on Toyota's they are serviced every 24,000 km as well - and their annual packages are $245.00 plus tax

Mazda actually beats these other manufacturer as a lower maintenance cost vehicle to own

Well said, that definately clears it up nicely :)


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Ryehighguy
09-19-2009, 05:36 PM
How much is the 96,000km service?

zasal911
10-19-2009, 02:20 PM
I'm at 9k and hven't done any maintenance other than oil changes... does this affect my warantee. i'm going to get the 8k done at Windsor Mazda, what kind of price and service should i be looking for?

distr0
10-19-2009, 03:15 PM
I'm at 9k and hven't done any maintenance other than oil changes... does this affect my warantee. i'm going to get the 8k done at Windsor Mazda, what kind of price and service should i be looking for?

that's perfectly valid to only be doing the oil change at 8k. next one you might need to do tire rotation but that's not for a bit!

fatsock
11-13-2009, 12:23 PM
That's a good question, I just bought a GT at the end of the July and I was wondering, if we do the oil changes ourselves, what is enough proof to satisfy Mazda that the work was indeed done?

My dealer told me to scan a copy of the reciept where you bought your supplies after you have written your milage on the top. The reason you scan a copy, is if you buy your supplies at Canadian Tire and you file your receipt, there is a good chance in two years that it would have completely faded.

I don't see when you are supposed to change the Transmission Fluid? Any ideas? I called my dealer today asking about the $260 48,000 km service, and they told me that this doesn't include the transmision fluid change and that will cost an extra $190.00.

cwp_sedan
11-13-2009, 12:39 PM
I don't see when you are supposed to change the Transmission Fluid? Any ideas? I called my dealer today asking about the $260 48,000 km service, and they told me that this doesn't include the transmision fluid change and that will cost an extra $190.00.

Autos change it more frequently than manual. If you search around most do their's around 50-80k. Some sooner than others.

I just did some quick searching as I don't remember what I paid for my flush at 50K or so but a complete flush goes for around $139.95 at a dealership, on top of your normal 48K service.

mazdabetty
11-13-2009, 12:41 PM
a complete flush goes for around $139.95 at a dealership

I paid $240 :(

fatsock
11-13-2009, 12:44 PM
Autos change it more frequently than manual. If you search around most do their's around 50-80k. Some sooner than others.

I just did some quick searching as I don't remember what I paid for my flush at 50K or so but a complete flush goes for around $139.95 at a dealership, on top of your normal 48K service.

Thanks for your reply, I better get on it...I'm at 53,000km. Good old Calgary Dealerships quote $190.00, at least I don't have to pay PST.

cwp_sedan
11-13-2009, 12:45 PM
I paid $240 :(

WHAT!? From where? For just a tranny flush? :bang



Thanks for your reply, I better get on it...I'm at 53,000km. Good old Calgary Dealerships quote $190.00, at least I don't have to pay PST.

That's crazy!

random.pattern
12-07-2009, 03:19 PM
so i just passed 8000 kms and need to take the car in.

1. am i just looking at an oil change?
2. what's a reasonable price range?
3. is there any (dis)advantage to taking it to the same dealer i bought it from?
4. i (simply tire) already put the snow tires on and i didn't mark which of the all seasons went where - will it matter when we go to putht hem back on in the spring?

as always, thanks in advance for the advice/answers.

Reegs
12-07-2009, 07:07 PM
so i just passed 8000 kms and need to take the car in.

1. am i just looking at an oil change?
2. what's a reasonable price range?
3. is there any (dis)advantage to taking it to the same dealer i bought it from?
4. i (simply tire) already put the snow tires on and i didn't mark which of the all seasons went where - will it matter when we go to putht hem back on in the spring?

as always, thanks in advance for the advice/answers.

I'll answer the ones that I know off the top of my head as best I can:

1. You can get the regular maintenance, which includes oil change, lubrication of all hinges, "inspection of brakes etc". When I took mine into MOT to get this service, since I change the tires myself, I told them not to do that, but other than that the 4 months/8000kms service is what I'd do.

2. As a result of telling them not to change my tires, they knocked off some money because it was one less thing for them to do.

3. No, there's no difference. I bought my car from a different dealer than I am currently servicing mine at. Went to any dealer for the best price, and am currently going to the closest dealer with the best customer service (Ajax mazda)

4. You can always mark the tires when you take them off before storing them for the summer :)

Sometimes you can get the first service for free, depending on who you ask. I did by doing some survey. See what you can get! Good luck

random.pattern
12-09-2009, 03:24 PM
thanks Reegs! :)

dhlwtu
04-25-2010, 12:16 PM
As long as u have a reciept from autho mechanic u can get maint done anywhere

wantboost
05-12-2010, 06:48 AM
how come now Atx or man fluid on the list? when is timing belt due?

wantboost
05-12-2010, 06:52 AM
'07 2.3 has a chain correct?

cwp_sedan
05-12-2010, 07:33 AM
'07 2.3 has a chain correct?

Correct.

Jumbyfighter
08-09-2010, 10:19 AM
Every 48,000 km or 24 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Replace air cleaner element, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Inspect brake drum system including parkingbrake, Inspect fuel lines and hoses, Inspect exhaust system and heat shields, Inspect driveshaft dust boots, Inspect all suspension components front and rear including ball joints and driveshafts, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.


From my call to the dealer this morning I was told that the tire rotation was included in the price of my 48 Mth service. :)
I take my 3 in tomorrow morning. The one thing that I am happily surprised with is that in the 48K that I have been driving this car over two years, it has been rattle, knock and squeak free. That could be why I see more of 3's on the road than Civics or Corolla's these days.

koorick
08-10-2010, 03:15 PM
Does anyone has any idea how much wuold it cost to perform the 12month/24,000km maintenance at street performance?

Frenchmanremy
08-12-2010, 12:58 PM
Just to clarify - if your calipers seize (which is really only going to occur due to lack of lubrication - hence annual brake servicing), and you have not performed your annual brake service; either in the package or on it's own, your calipers will not be covered under manufacturer's warranty

This is how it is for all manufacturer's - with lack of lubrication, it is expected for these things to seize, because they're dry

Remember, the maintenance package is designed by Mazda Canada for it's Mazda's vehicles.
On Honda's they are serviced every 16,000 km, on Toyota's they are serviced every 24,000 km as well - and their annual packages are $245.00 plus tax

Mazda actually beats these other manufacturer as a lower maintenance cost vehicle to own


Go see the price to replace a caliper, and then the price for the service. Might help you choose!

zoom4106
09-06-2010, 11:04 PM
hello guys, just have a question about how do i get discount if im going to do an oil change @ MOT?
Where? who should i talk to or go to, to be able to get discount for a service?

Thanks!

Iceman_F1
09-07-2010, 09:23 AM
hello guys, just have a question about how do i get discount if im going to do an oil change @ MOT?
Where? who should i talk to or go to, to be able to get discount for a service?

Thanks!

Read following link...

http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/showthread.php?28791-Mazda-of-Toronto

Short version, talk to service rep when you get there and also...


10% Discount on Labour on additional work (oil change and special services excluded)

Chachacha
10-23-2010, 09:18 PM
Just bought a off lease 2006 M3 Hatch (110k) today and pick it up on Tuesday. What should I do to get myself on a maintenance scheduled? Do I assume all is cool for 6 months or take it to my mechanic now?

S.F.W.
10-23-2010, 09:19 PM
Just bought a off lease 2006 M3 Hatch (110k) today and pick it up on Tuesday. What should I do to get myself on a maintenance scheduled? Do I assume all is cool for 6 months or take it to my mechanic now?

take it to your mechanic now, and have him perform the maintenance.

GadgetAddicted
10-25-2010, 09:57 AM
Reading this makes my head hurt...


I replaced my oil at 3000km by original Mazda Dexelia and changed filter.
All did without dialer. Original filter has no any inscription except
“Genuine part”. In warranty case it could be problem.
When I disassembled filter I found quite many metal particles sand size and oil inside filter had metal dust. Can’t to understand, what people meaning when speaking about modern precision in engine manufacturing.
To addition original Mazda oil is “hydro cracked“ . I’m not confident it really could to work good whole year. Many people not changing oil and feeling well.
You choose.

towelsnap
02-07-2011, 11:21 AM
bringing it back .... :)

Every 96,000 km or 48 monthsInspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Replace air cleaner element, Replace coolant, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Inspect brake drum system including parkingbrake, Inspect fuel lines and hoses, Inspect exhaust system and heat shields, Inspect driveshaft dust boots, Inspect all suspension components front and rear including ball joints and driveshafts, Inspect emission hoses and tubes, Inspect manual transmission oil, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.


So I am due for an OIL CHANGE ... should I just go for this and the oil change is considered part of this maintenance schedule or what? Also worth this or not? I'm a 2006 with 98k on the car right now.

Lars
02-07-2011, 12:26 PM
bringing it back .... :)

Every 96,000 km or 48 monthsInspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Replace air cleaner element, Replace coolant, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Inspect brake drum system including parkingbrake, Inspect fuel lines and hoses, Inspect exhaust system and heat shields, Inspect driveshaft dust boots, Inspect all suspension components front and rear including ball joints and driveshafts, Inspect emission hoses and tubes, Inspect manual transmission oil, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.


So I am due for an OIL CHANGE ... should I just go for this and the oil change is considered part of this maintenance schedule or what? Also worth this or not? I'm a 2006 with 98k on the car right now.

I would do the 96K major service; it does include the oil change in the maintenance and price.

towelsnap
02-08-2011, 09:22 AM
hmmm... so I guess it's worth it to get it done... have to get my etest before April

Direct Mazda Service
02-09-2011, 10:06 AM
hmmm... so I guess it's worth it to get it done... have to get my etest before April

If you are in the Mississauga area we offer TM3 member 15% off any repair or service (other than minor services like 8k's or LOF's)

Thrizzl3
02-09-2011, 12:46 PM
nah hes all the way in kingston.

Direct Mazda Service
02-10-2011, 08:02 AM
nah hes all the way in kingston.

just letting everyone in the GTA know as well

Cust0m
02-12-2011, 10:11 AM
If you are in the Mississauga area we offer TM3 member 15% off any repair or service (other than minor services like 8k's or LOF's)

I'm actually due for my first maintenance service and live in the mississauga area. Do I just tell the service department when I book my appointment that i'm apart of the TM3 community?

Direct Mazda Service
02-13-2011, 02:19 PM
I'm actually due for my first maintenance service and live in the mississauga area. Do I just tell the service department when I book my appointment that i'm apart of the TM3 community?

The 15% discount does not apply to the regular 8k services, only the 1 year services and another other non maintenance repair. example brake work, flushes, suspension repair

Mr. Shim
02-20-2011, 08:48 PM
Hey. I'm new here, so sorry if this is a newbie question. This is something that has been bugging me for awhile.

Maintenance is 8000 km or four months. Trouble is, I work close to where I live, so I don't put 8k on the car in four months, and I hate to drop the money/time to change the oil & filter after 3000 or 4000 km. This is my first Mazda after several years of driving a Toyota - I switched due to dealership issues on the trade-in on my old car with Toyota. Toyota seemed fine with the 8k and never said a thing about a time limit.

So here's the question - how firm are they on the four months? Can I get away with six without getting into warranty trouble? I have a 2010. The dealer gave me three free oil changes when I bought the car (for use within a year), so I stuck to the four months for that period. I'm good with the maintenance otherwise and follow the recommendations as to what to do at every interval, but bringing in the car for work after a few thousand km of driving really bugs me.

Thoughts?

Lars
02-20-2011, 10:19 PM
You could probably wait to ~5 months or so (I have without issue in the past); the problem is that oil goes bad even if it isn't used, which is why the schedule is set at 8K/4 months. In the end, I think you really need to decide how important the health and life of your car's engine is to you.

billinma
04-12-2011, 10:16 PM
I am having the same confusion as Mr.Shim had, I bought a new M3 end of last year and is going to be due at end of this month for 8k/4months and It only ran 2200 Kms. Got a phone call from the dealer reminding me of my first maintenance due and asked if I need an appt for it. I said I would call them back. I reviewed this thread and decided to stick to recommended maintenance route. However as a newbie to a new car for first time maintenance ever, I have no idea how good the dealer's service will be and how pricy will it be. My friend had a coupon from Canadian Tire for oil/filter change, lube etc for 39.99 plus tax, would it be an alternate instead going to the dealer? Also recently I can hear rattle sound coming from the brake area when completely press it and then release it on a flat ground, will the brake inspection fee be covered under warranty?

Thanks everyone in advance for your advice/opinions.

rzapata
04-12-2011, 10:20 PM
The 15% discount does not apply to the regular 8k services, only the 1 year services and another other non maintenance repair. example brake work, flushes, suspension repair

Just to reiterate, I can get 15% off if I go in for power steering fluid, coolant and brake fluid flushes?? I just have to say that I'm a TM3 member??

zmz3
04-12-2011, 10:21 PM
I am having the same confusion as Mr.Shim had, I bought a new M3 end of last year and is going to be due at end of this month for 8k/4months and It only ran 2200 Kms. Got a phone call from the dealer reminding me of my first maintenance due and asked if I need an appt for it. I said I would call them back. I reviewed this thread and decided to stick to recommended maintenance route. However as a newbie to a new car for first time maintenance ever, I have no idea how good the dealer's service will be and how pricy will it be. My friend had a coupon from Canadian Tire for oil/filter change, lube etc for 39.99 plus tax, would it be an alternate instead going to the dealer? Also recently I can hear rattle sound coming from the brake area when completely press it and then release it on a flat ground, will the brake inspection fee be covered under warranty?

Thanks everyone in advance for your advice/opinions.

With respect to your question about the oil change price from a Mazda dealership, they will do oil+filter for $34.99 + tax ... that was my last invoice for QEW Mazda... Since you are still brand new, going to dealership for Oil change might do you good if you want that brake inspection for free... I mean it won't do magic, but it'll work in your favour and other warranty related items.

Direct Mazda Service
04-14-2011, 09:53 AM
Just to reiterate, I can get 15% off if I go in for power steering fluid, coolant and brake fluid flushes?? I just have to say that I'm a TM3 member??

Yes the 15% applies to those services

essaarcee
04-20-2011, 08:40 AM
I am due for my 1 yr/24k service soon. I have less than 9500 km on my car. Should i go for the brake maintainance?

bdonion
06-18-2011, 12:33 PM
gah, markham mazda just quoted me $55 + tax for my 2nd service (8 months). Including tire rotation.

is that normal??
cuz i bought mine at mazda, granted i still havent gotten my car yet, this monday, buttt still want to be ahead of what i need for the car

Globex
06-19-2011, 08:39 PM
is that normal??
cuz i bought mine at mazda, granted i still havent gotten my car yet, this monday, buttt still want to be ahead of what i need for the car

34.99 8k service + 19.99 tire rotation... seems right?

sarujo
06-19-2011, 09:30 PM
With that said, how much would the 24k/1yr service cost (before taxes) factoring in this 15% TM3 discount and also me supplying my own oil - tire rotation also unnecessary as winters just came off a short while ago. Please also indicate how much time is needed for this to be done.

Thanks.


Yes the 15% applies to those services

Canuck
07-04-2011, 07:51 PM
I got quoted $350 for the 96k service at Direct Mazda. I know it's a big service so I expected a lot. The parts are only $50 of that though. Is 300 for labour a little steep or about right? I don't mind payin' if it's standard but I'd just like to know and make sure I'm not getting jipped. =)

soorajmjose
07-24-2011, 06:35 AM
Hi..I am a new member to this.I bought a preowned 2005 mazda 3 i.Could you tell me the difference between the mazda3 i and other models like GX,GT,etc..etc..its a 2.0ltr engin.I am going to get it next few days.Please tell me what are the initial maintenance to be done before using the car since its a pre owned car.

Thanks

sol_searchin
08-07-2011, 02:53 AM
This is what I do when I get a new "used" car, flush the fluids (brake, coolant, oil, tranny, power steering), change plugs/air filter. I do it myself so it all costs me under 100$, sometimes I don't need to change some of the fluids because previous owners have done it before (only believe previous owners if they provide paper work to back it up). Otherwise make sure a GOOD mechanic has a once over of the car and inspect for wear, if you haven't done so already.

henryko
08-11-2011, 11:17 PM
Hm...I was at QEW mazda for an oil change just last weekend, I've mentioned that I am a TM3 member, but now that I am looking at the invoice, i dont think i get 15% off...is that cuz i didnt put on TM3 sticker yet??

S.F.W.
08-11-2011, 11:34 PM
Hm...I was at QEW mazda for an oil change just last weekend, I've mentioned that I am a TM3 member, but now that I am looking at the invoice, i dont think i get 15% off...is that cuz i didnt put on TM3 sticker yet??

oil changes are considered a "menu" service..ie no profit. None of the affiliate dealers discount this basic service.

henryko
08-11-2011, 11:37 PM
oil changes are considered a "menu" service..ie no profit. None of the affiliate dealers discount this basic service.

Oh, that's good to know! thx!!

henryko
08-11-2011, 11:41 PM
btw, i guess the 15% discount will work for the 96k major service? i am quoted >$300...:whoa

zmz3
08-12-2011, 10:11 AM
oil changes are considered a "menu" service..ie no profit. None of the affiliate dealers discount this basic service.

Hey Ami,

I have been checking this no discount oil service thing with our affiliates, and when I visited Hamilton Mountain Mazda, they gladly offered 17% off their oil change. with taxes and all, my invoice price is always $44.23 (regular oil)

Have some dealerships been selective? Mind you, I have TM3 plates.

XTOTHEL
08-12-2011, 11:19 AM
Hey Ami,

I have been checking this no discount oil service thing with our affiliates, and when I visited Hamilton Mountain Mazda, they gladly offered 17% off their oil change. with taxes and all, my invoice price is always $44.23 (regular oil)

Have some dealerships been selective? Mind you, I have TM3 plates.

$44.23 doesn't seem like much of a discount, my last change at QEW was $4x something too.

DualSoul
08-12-2011, 12:11 PM
Hey Ami,

I have been checking this no discount oil service thing with our affiliates, and when I visited Hamilton Mountain Mazda, they gladly offered 17% off their oil change. with taxes and all, my invoice price is always $44.23 (regular oil)

Have some dealerships been selective? Mind you, I have TM3 plates.

$44.23 doesn't seem like much of a discount, my last change at QEW was $4x something too.

+1. If they're discounting, it's not 17%. Maybe 1.7%...

rzapata
08-12-2011, 12:28 PM
Hey Ami,

I have been checking this no discount oil service thing with our affiliates, and when I visited Hamilton Mountain Mazda, they gladly offered 17% off their oil change. with taxes and all, my invoice price is always $44.23 (regular oil)

Have some dealerships been selective? Mind you, I have TM3 plates.

Oil changes are normally $39.99. If you factor in that 17% discount, it'll be 39.99 - (39.99x0.17) = 33.19. Adding the taxes gets you up to $37.51..

If you go this route in finding it out 38.99 + tax = 44.06. Which means they're probably giving you about $1 discount because 39.99 + tax = 45.19... Just a thought.

zmz3
08-12-2011, 12:52 PM
Oil changes are normally $39.99. If you factor in that 17% discount, it'll be 39.99 - (39.99x0.17) = 33.19. Adding the taxes gets you up to $37.51..

If you go this route in finding it out 38.99 + tax = 44.06. Which means they're probably giving you about $1 discount because 39.99 + tax = 45.19... Just a thought.

I see. Well on the invoice, I see the 17% applied.

As for actual oil change price, mine includes filter and oil. I assume most dealerships do that as well?

Hmm, i'll ask them next time why is the price not moving down LOL

rzapata
08-12-2011, 01:23 PM
I see. Well on the invoice, I see the 17% applied.

As for actual oil change price, mine includes filter and oil. I assume most dealerships do that as well?

Hmm, i'll ask them next time why is the price not moving down LOL

Yeah, the 39.99 should include the oil and filter. I believe it says on their signs or somewhere that 39.99 should include oil and filter.

You might want to ask them about that. Normally they'd show the price of oil and filter on the invoice and a breakdown of some other stuff.. Good luck! :thumbsup

seriesofcontradictions
10-18-2011, 08:45 PM
Hi, this is a great thread with good info. I have a question about the maintenance schedule for low-mileage cars.

My Mazda 3 is about a year and a half old, but I only have 7,500 kms on it, since I drive it only as an occasional use vehicle and mostly get around on foot or with public transit.

I scheduled an appointment to change the tires, and was told that I was due for my 24,000km inspection, and that it would be a $200 service charge.

Now, I understand that the oil needs to be changed regularly even when you don't drive the car all the time. But do I really need a 24,000km service check when I've only driven 7,500kms?

I do maybe 5,000kms/year, and that's a lot of money to spend on checking and maintaining parts that should be nowhere near worn out yet. Of course, I don't want to void the warranty, either. But are there any optional places where I could save some cash?

Hoodzy
10-18-2011, 08:48 PM
Change the tires you mean rotate them??
Any mechanic shop will be able to do your service.. just gotta call around and get some prices.

Also if you are wanting to save cash.. dont blow it on spending 20-30 dollars for your tires to be rotated. Do that yourself.

seriesofcontradictions
10-20-2011, 07:42 PM
No, I mean change the tires as in put on winter tires in the fall and take them off in the spring. I live in Montreal; we use winter tires here.

Ps3alltheway
01-23-2012, 05:40 PM
Hi , I have around 96000 km on my Mazda 3 and the only schedule maintenance I did was the 24 K , after that i said a big f***ing ''NO" to all the other ones , its a rip-off , they charge 200 $ for something you can do yourself or pay hafl less somewhere else .

cwp_sedan
01-23-2012, 05:49 PM
Hi , I have around 96000 km on my Mazda 3 and the only schedule maintenance I did was the 24 K , after that i said a big f***ing ''NO" to all the other ones , its a rip-off , they charge 200 $ for something you can do yourself or pay hafl less somewhere else .

It's all about peace of mind with your warranty really, otherwise why even go to a dealer for ANY work?

dbear
01-27-2012, 04:01 PM
It's all about peace of mind with your warranty really, otherwise why even go to a dealer for ANY work?

Your totally right. My car has reached its 1 year mark at 18KM. Maple Mazda called me recently to have me come in for the yearly maintenance at around $210. Didn't really like the price, so I did a bit of research and decided to take it to a friends recommended mechanic shop near Markville in Markham for it instead. That place quoted me around $160. I was debating if I should drive all the way there and have it maintained there or just pay the extra $50 or so at mazda for peace of mind. I have no clue if that shop knows what kind of annual maintenance my car needs, but I explained to him the required things that were listed. Kinda made me feel a bit skeptical, but heck I'll gave it a try. My appointment is tomorrow. People just told me to keep the receipts and stuff for records. Now I'm just wondering if I could of gotten that 1 yr maintenance for cheaper, but I understand you kinda pay for what you get deal.

Charb907
01-31-2012, 03:39 PM
dealerships are always more

Ps3alltheway
02-02-2012, 09:53 PM
It's all about peace of mind with your warranty really, otherwise why even go to a dealer for ANY work?

WHATTTTTTTTTTT are you kidding me LOL?
Ok I took the longuest one , the one you ''have to do'' at 96 000 KM

Every 96,000 km or 48 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Replace air cleaner element, Replace coolant, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Inspect brake drum system including parkingbrake, Inspect fuel lines and hoses, Inspect exhaust system and heat shields, Inspect driveshaft dust boots, Inspect all suspension components front and rear including ball joints and driveshafts, Inspect emission hoses and tubes, Inspect manual transmission oil, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.

except the COOLANT replacing , there's nothing in that that is WORTH the price of thoses inspections ... LOL inspect suspension , inspect this inspect that . You can do that yourself in 5 minutes , they dont ****ing do stress tests on your car , all they do is jack it up and check for loose part and believe me you will know before they do if you have a problem with one of your Front end parts , and COOLANT replacement is a joke I don't replace my coolant unless it is DUE , Just buy a Coolant tester at CT for 10 bucks and test it once in a while ... and wow , inspect function of all lights ... inspect engine coolant level ..hahaha !

suparobg
03-19-2013, 03:22 PM
What do they check at 24,000 km or 1 YEAR is there a checklist for the inspection they perform?

Johns 08 3 GT
03-19-2013, 04:35 PM
What do they check at 24,000 km or 1 YEAR is there a checklist for the inspection they perform?

http://www.mazda.ca/MciWeb/pdf/parts/en/Mazda3Maintenance.pdf

runner2k
03-26-2013, 11:10 PM
I'm due for my 40K service this month and in a couple of week, this will be my 2yr owning the car.

For now I just want to get the oil and oil filter changed (I'll provide my own oil).

Should I go ahead and perform the whole 48K service now?

Dealer price is over $200 for 48K service(over $300 if I want to get the cabin air filter replaced).

I think I should run this maintenance for now:

http://www.mazda.ca/MciWeb/pdf/parts/en/Mazda3Maintenance.pdf
EVERY 40,000 KM OR 24 MONTHS
• Replace engine oil; Replace oil filter
• Replace cabin air filter, if equipped (optional)

Any thoughts?

cwp_sedan
03-26-2013, 11:27 PM
I'm due for my 40K service this month and in a couple of week, this will be my 2yr owning the car.

For now I just want to get the oil and oil filter changed (I'll provide my own oil).

Should I go ahead and perform the whole 48K service now?

Dealer price is over $200 for 48K service(over $300 if I want to get the cabin air filter replaced).

I think I should run this maintenance for now:

http://www.mazda.ca/MciWeb/pdf/parts/en/Mazda3Maintenance.pdf
EVERY 40,000 KM OR 24 MONTHS
• Replace engine oil; Replace oil filter
• Replace cabin air filter, if equipped (optional)

Any thoughts?


You should have the brakes done (caliper pins greased plus inspection) at around 48k.

I would also recommend doing the cabin air filter. Those things get pretty dirty. You could wait a little longer for the filter I suppose.

runner2k
03-26-2013, 11:38 PM
In short,

You would run the regular 40K tomorrow:

• Replace engine oil; Replace oil filter
• Regular inspections

And then, within 4 months or 8K (2yr and 4mth) you would run the whole big service which is:


EVERY 48,000 KM OR 24 MONTHS

• Replace cabin air filter, if equipped


• Inspect cooling system, pressure test cap
and system for leaks
• Inspect fuel lines and hoses
• Inspect brake lines, hoses and connections
• Inspect steering operation and linkage
• Inspect front and rear suspension components,
ball joints and wheel bearing axial play
• Inspect driveshaft dust boots
• Tighten bolts and nuts on chassis and body


OR as per first post:

Every 48,000 km or 24 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Replace air cleaner element, Inspect disc brakes (front and rear) and lubricate caliper slide rails/pins, Inspect brake drum system including parkingbrake, Inspect fuel lines and hoses, Inspect exhaust system and heat shields, Inspect driveshaft dust boots, Inspect all suspension components front and rear including ball joints and driveshafts, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.

cwp_sedan
03-26-2013, 11:40 PM
Yeah that's what I would do. Everyone has their own thoughts on it though. It's whether or not you buy into some of the extra stuff they are going to try and up-sell when you do the 48k you'll have to watch out for.

runner2k
03-26-2013, 11:58 PM
Alright!

Thank you cwp_sedan!

Jackal
09-15-2013, 08:28 PM
I'd service brakes according to the service schedule:
http://www.mazda.ca/MciWeb/pdf/parts/en/Mazda3Maintenance.pdf

But you can get it done cheaper by a mechanic you trust and will do it properly.

Changing out your rotors etc. is another story.

matthepet
10-23-2014, 06:41 AM
It's been about 7,500 miles since we brought our 2014 Mazda 3 in for regular scheduled maintenance. The Mazda bellowed "FEED ME OIL" by way of its little orange wrench lighting up last week. We obliged by taking it to nearby Santa Monica Mazda for its 15,000-mile service.

Kiewan
10-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Subbed for later reference. Very helpful

runner2k
03-11-2016, 01:08 PM
Here I'm again....

I'm due for my 96K service and I dealer quoted $525 + tax. That includes the 96K service + Power steering and transmission fluid change:

Basically being charged:

$120 for Coolant change
$90 for Power steering fluid change
$85 for transmission fluid change

Any thoughts?

sarujo
03-18-2016, 10:20 AM
Here I'm again....

I'm due for my 96K service and I dealer quoted $525 + tax. That includes the 96K service + Power steering and transmission fluid change:

Basically being charged:

$120 for Coolant change
$90 for Power steering fluid change
$85 for transmission fluid change

Any thoughts?

If you have long life FL22 coolant (check your coolant reservoir) then not needed for 10 years and 190k+.
Power steering is premature as well.
Auto trans should be changed every 50k so this is a good idea especially if never done before. If manual transmission optional but a change to synthetic is a good idea

Looks to me like a dealer fluid change cash grab.

Jackal
03-19-2016, 12:42 PM
Here I'm again....

I'm due for my 96K service and I dealer quoted $525 + tax. That includes the 96K service + Power steering and transmission fluid change:

Basically being charged:

$120 for Coolant change
$90 for Power steering fluid change
$85 for transmission fluid change

Any thoughts?

Here are my thoughts:

$120 for Coolant change - wait as mentioned at 192k if FL22

$90 for Power steering fluid change - probably not a bad idea to do this especially if your steering is feeling sluggish. You could try this yourself and save a bit. Click on the walkthrough- http://www.mazda3forums.com/95-maintenance-care/311144-how-power-steering-flush-walkthrough.html

$85 for transmission fluid change - this charge is probably for a drain and fill - a transmission flush would be about $185 at a dealer - it should be about $70-80 for a drain and fill at a private auto shop.

kennyx
10-05-2016, 12:25 PM
Maintenance should occur every 4 months or every 8,000 km, depending on the frequency which you drive your vehicle.

Every 8,000 km or 4 months
Inspect engine coolant level , Inspect function of all lights, Lubricate all locks and hinges, Replace engine oil, Replace oil filter, Drive Belt Tension Inspect every 56,000 kms, Engine Valve Clearance Audible check and adjust if noisy every 120,000 kms, Replace spark plugs at 120,000 kilometres.
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So question from a new owner. Bought my car in December last year and only have 4600km (so not used too frequently).

What does the 8000km or 4months mean? Is it the earliest/first of 8000km or 4months, or just when either of those targets are hit? I've already taken it for the first service, since I always like to get the oil changed in new cars after a few months of use, but given the lack of use, I dont know if i need to get this car serviced every quarter if I dont put up the km's?

cwp_sedan
10-05-2016, 02:49 PM
So question from a new owner. Bought my car in December last year and only have 4600km (so not used too frequently).

What does the 8000km or 4months mean? Is it the earliest/first of 8000km or 4months, or just when either of those targets are hit? I've already taken it for the first service, since I always like to get the oil changed in new cars after a few months of use, but given the lack of use, I dont know if i need to get this car serviced every quarter if I dont put up the km's?

It means exactly that. 8000km OR 4 months. If you hit 4 months before 8000km, change the oil. If you hit 8000km before 4 months, change the oil.

Oil is cheap. Engines are not.

kennyx
10-06-2016, 11:03 AM
It means exactly that. 8000km OR 4 months. If you hit 4 months before 8000km, change the oil. If you hit 8000km before 4 months, change the oil.

Oil is cheap. Engines are not.

Thanks for the response. It would have helped if the manual was more direct. If you look at other car companies (i.e., Honda), it actually states “the earliest” or the “the first” of XX km or 12months. By not stating that the maintenance starts at the first of either of the two conditions it’s very ambiguous. I originally read it as maintenance should be either every 8k km or every 4months

cwp_sedan
10-07-2016, 10:55 AM
Thanks for the response. It would have helped if the manual was more direct. If you look at other car companies (i.e., Honda), it actually states “the earliest” or the “the first” of XX km or 12months. By not stating that the maintenance starts at the first of either of the two conditions it’s very ambiguous. I originally read it as maintenance should be either every 8k km or every 4months

Yeah unfortunately when people assume they leave out info like that. Every vehicle ever should be treated the same way. Intervals are different obviously for different manufacturers but the basis is the same.

You probably could get away with a longer monthly interval without doing the mileage but then again, spending the money for say an extra oil change a year really isn't that much just to make sure it's good.