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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    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?
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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    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?

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    Take a Date stamped picture of your Mileage?

    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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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    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...

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    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 =[

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    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

    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.
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    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.

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    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!

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    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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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06Touring3 View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemazda3 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagrum_3 View Post
    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New2Mazda View Post
    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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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    been 4 yrs, haven't done 3/4 of the required inspections...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddymak18 View Post
    been 4 yrs, haven't done 3/4 of the required inspections...
    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

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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    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....

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    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?

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    Give the a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal fang View Post
    give the a call.
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