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  1. Sidewall damage of my tire. Should I be concerned?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello, I noticed a small crack on the side wall of my driver's side rear tire. Should I be worried about this? I have a Mazda 3 2017 GT. Thank you in advance.
  2. What damage could be done?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I've reinstalled my son's manual transmission into the engine after replacing the clutch. Working off the floor I could not muscle it in - so, I got it lined up and used the bolts to pull it in. It went in pretty easily. Then I read in the Chilton's manual that using the bolts to pull it in is...
  3. Where to get body panels / body damage

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum. Just joined 2 weeks ago, this is my first post... I rubbed my car up against a guard rail today. Bad damage to the passenger fender, rear quarter panel and light scratches on the passenger side of the front bumper. I was just wondering, wheres the best place to...
  4. Minor Accident, Major Damage

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey guys, So my little brother has been driving my 2006 Mazda 3 and he hit a curb today trying to dodge another vehicle. He's fine, car is not. So hitting the curb pretty fast it tore out the drive axle, ripped off the a/c compressor which in turn came off with some of the engine it was...
  5. Ugh, landscapers racked up $3,700 in damage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Wife came home on Thursday, car was covered in debris from landscapers. She's looked it over before leaving work and found multiples of rock chips, stopped at the guard station (she works for the state) to ask about forms to fill out, who to contact, etc... Anyway, today was her first day off...
  6. Damage on paint. (Scotch Pad)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My 17 year old self cannot think straight some times.. I was removing the then ruined silver pinstripes, and, after removing it with a plastic razors and goo gone, i noticed glue residues under. I tried with every microfiber towel possible and goo gone but the adhesive wouldnt come off. I had...
  7. Rim Damage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have a 2014 Mazda 3 S Touring with the 18 inch gloss black wheels. Last week I ran over something and it blew a hole in my rim! Has anyone experienced the same thing? Or ever heard of that happening? Still trying to figure out how theres a hole in my rim but not in the tire.
  8. Did i damage anything here?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Accidentally ran over one of those concrete parking stop things..ouch! It dented the rail at the bottom but does not seem like any other damage. Question - the frame coating is chipped, is it important to touch it up to prevent rust? I live in Southern California. Am I missing any other...
  9. Paint damage question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    First post woo hoo! 2016 sport hatchback Deep Crystal Blue. As you can see I've got some paint damage; 4 spots on roof from previous owners roof rack, a scrape and slightly bent front right bumper due to hit and run, and deep gouges on the rear bumper from previous owners dog jumping in the...
  10. Minor damage to fog light - fix it myself?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Travelling home from Madison on the interstate today and hit a pretty decent sized piece of retread from a semi tire - car ahead of me swerved and got it right under their tires- which then launched it into the air towards me - awesome fun the hit didn't sound that bad - i was hoping it just...
  11. How much damage have I done to my new winter tires by driving this entire spring...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have been putting off changing them because I've been saving up to buy a set of rims for my summers. Didn't want to pay for the stock steel rims being changed back to summers, and then off again. Worried I've done some real wear on my brand new winters because of my stupidity.
  12. Water Damage?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I went to go wash my car at one of those self-service places up the road. They didn't have any fresh water for mixing with my soap bucket so I just took about a gallon of water and set it in the passenger side floor with a towel over it. After washing my car and doing my other things, I drove...
  13. Possible engine damage?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2015 2.0 iTouring Mazda 3. I made a dumb mistake of not completely drying out my AEM dry flow air filter after washing it with water. I used a hair dryer for a good hour to get it to what I thought was dry.... well turns out it wasn't dry enough because when I started to drive my...
  14. Hail damage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Got caught in what I thought was a small hail storm last week with my 2015 3S sedan. Lots of small dents on the roof, along with some on the hood, body, and window trim. Auto body thinks its going to be around $2500 total in repairs with paintless repair. They are going to have to drop the...
  15. Lowered, scraping, damage?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello! I have the CorkSport Lowering Springs installed on my 2015 Mazda 3 sedan. I kind of anticipated some scrapes on occasion, but at the exit from my mother's apartment complex, I hear it, and it sounds really bad. I always worry I'm going to rip something off of my car. I tried going out and...
  16. First damage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I was wondering when my spotlessly new car was going to get it's first damage, and this weekend it finally happened, just seven weeks after I got it. The wife was on a supermarket trip when on the way home she was forced off the road by a speeding boy racer, that had decided he needed both lanes...
  17. Damage because of SCBS fail

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Mine's a 2015 Mazda 3 S grand touring with the Technology package. This includes the Smart City Brake Support (SCBS). My car recently nudged into the garage door. Very minimal damages, hardly noticeable. But yes, the paint chipped off here and there. Bottom line: the SCBS failed to work. After...
  18. Hood damage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Looks like it was a great forth of july. I left my car parked in Boston's street and take it to get a wash only to find a huge (2ft wide) dent on my hood. It was the same size of someone rear. I was able to push out the majority of the dent but there were still plenty of small/medium dents that...
  19. 2008 speed3 cob tuning and destroyed transmission with motor damage

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed 3 Performance & Mods
    looking for tuners who know their business. I purchased this speed 3 with 80k on the odometer. 13k later second gear goes out tranny removed by a tuning shop and every part in the gearbox is damaged or destroyed. Tranny replaced and car doesn't run right. Head removed and my assessment is a...
  20. ProClip will it damage anything?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello I am looking to mount my GPS/Phone on the dash and this looks like the nicest solution but it involves clipping plastic into the dash seams. Has anyone used this on their 2014 Mazda 3? Will it damage anything and can it be removed without damaging anything? Is it secure? Thanks Mazda 3...