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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    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.

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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    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.

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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    Alright!

    Thank you cwp_sedan!

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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    I'd service brakes according to the service schedule:
    http://www.mazda.ca/MciWeb/pdf/parts...aintenance.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.
    Last edited by Jackal; 09-15-2013 at 08:48 PM.

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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    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.

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    Default Re: Mazda3 maintenance schedule

    Subbed for later reference. Very helpful

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by runner2k View Post
    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.


    2010 Sport 2.0L 5MT

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    Quote Originally Posted by runner2k View Post
    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-maint...lkthrough.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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLIPDADY View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyx View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwp_sedan View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyx View Post
    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.

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