Mazda3 Maintenance Schedule
One of the easiest ways to make sure your Mazda3 is prepared to take on the busy streets of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle is by keeping up-to-date on its routine maintenance.
Not only does this guarantee that each vehicle component receives the proper care and attention it requires to perform well, it also goes a long way toward providing you with greater peace of mind while out on the road.
To help you stay on track, Faulkner Mazda created this simple-to-use Mazda3 maintenance schedule. Continue reading before scheduling your next service appointment today!
Mazda3 Maintenance Schedule: What to Check Each Month
As the old adage goes: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This means that by looking after the small things, you can often greatly reduce the occurrence of bigger issues down the road.
At least once per month, make it a point to check your tire pressure along with any signs of tread wear or sidewall damage. During this time, you’ll also want to check the following:
- Exterior lights
- Front and rear windshield
- Windshield wipers and fluid level
Mazda3 Maintenance Every Three Months
The most frequent types of routine maintenance you need to plan for are oil changes and tire rotations. Staying on top of these two tasks will go a long way toward keeping your Mazda3 operating in great condition.
The reasons are simple. Motor oil is like the lifeblood of your vehicle and if not changed every 3,000-5,000 miles, your oil will begin to oxidize, which can cause a host of issues from weak fuel economy to full engine seizure.
At the same time, your tires are what bear the brunt of steering and braking and over time slowly wear down. Rotating your tires allows them to wear down evenly, which decreases the chance of a flat or blowout.
Additional things you should check every three months or so include transmission and power steering fluid, hoses, belts, and any dashboard symbols that appear.
Mazda3 Maintenance Every Six Months
Every six months you should have a certified technician fully inspect your vehicle’s brakes as well as perform a wheel alignment as necessary. While there’s no concrete timetable on when you need to have your brakes fully replaced, you typically should plan to change them every 40,000 to 60,000 miles.
Depending on your driving habits and the average amount of miles you put on your vehicle each year, you might also need to plan on replacing/repairing additional items inside your vehicle including your transmission fluid, filters, and any hoses or lines.
Mazda3 Maintenance Every 12 Months
If your vehicle is currently registered in Pennsylvania, you’ll need to schedule an annual vehicle inspection with a licensed inspection center. In most counties this also will include an emissions test. This comprehensive inspection is designed to ensure your vehicle is both safe enough to operate and meets the proper environmental standards set by the state. A few major areas covered include:
- Engine and transmission
- Vehicle exhaust system
- Battery and spark plugs
- Brakes and chassis
Schedule an Appointment Today!
We hope you find our Mazda3 maintenance schedule useful when it comes to mapping out your vehicle’s routine service and repairs. While we didn’t cover every area, following this simple guide and working with our team of skilled pros can go a long way toward enjoying your Mazda3 for many miles ahead.
If you’re due for a checkup, call, schedule an appointment online, or stop by our convenient location near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle today!