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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey folks! I just was given a 2014 SGT for the kiddo to use. SoCal car, no rust, no mechanical issues, new cabin air filter, and new brakes all around. Runs and drives great. No leaks anywhere; starts and runs strong on surface streets and freeway speeds in CA. But… the previous owner...
  2. 2019+ Mazda 3 Appearance & Interior
    Hi guys, first time with a new Mazda and just got a 2019 Mazda3 hatchback. Happy to join the family! :smiley: Just wondering what exterior maintenance I should be performing and what frequency (Just a wash and wax monthly?). What else should I be inspecting for? Thanks!
  3. Car Maintenance/Car Care
    I purchased a CPO 2016 Mazda 3 with 5,500 miles in July. I am currently at 8,000 miles and a light (yellow wrench) came up saying I should take it in for maintenance. With only 2,500 miles added since purchasing it CPO, I am wondering if it is premature to take it in now as the manual says it...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I used to commute in the City (San Francisco) for 6 mi in stop and go traffic and changed oil in 6 months according to the "severe" service schedule before getting laid off and now drive it about every week, also about a few miles each way but try to squeeze in a pass through the highway to get...
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I bought a 2017 Mazda-3 (grand touring) 4 months ago. I don’t drive much; there's only 2,500 miles on it. At only 4 months and 2,500 miles, the dashboard wrench light indicates it’s time for an oil change. Why would it already be time for an oil change?
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey all. I have a '14 M3 sGT that's at 30k. I took in to the dealer to do oil change, oil filter, & rotate tires and they pitched the 30k service that needs to be done that came out to $300+. My question to them (and you guys) is how do I do just what's on the 30k maintenance manual (brake...
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, sorry to ask this as I think it's an obvious question, but I just wanted to make sure. My wife has a '14 sGT Hatch getting close to 15k miles. After the last oil change from the dealer I swapped the setting from Fixed to Flexible as they are recommending a 5k mile oil change which...
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I took in my 2014 Mazda3 sGT HB for 20k mile maintenance at a different Mazda dealership than I normally do. (oil change, tire rotation, full circle inspection). They suggested @ 15k mile I should have had the throttle body cleaned and would I like to do it now. I passed and then went to...
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I was just going through the maintenance on my car and noticed... there's not much there. Basically other than inspections, the only recommended maintenance are oil changes, coolant changes (every 120,000 miles!), spark plugs and air filter. That's pretty much it. In comparison my 03 subaru...
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Can the flexible oil change schedule be followed in severe driving conditions? I make mostly short trips and let my car idle while it defrosts in the winter. Can I still trust the computer to calculate oil life or should I be on a fixed schedule? I've read the manual, but it's a little...
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've got a question on how to enable a flexible oil change schedule? I've got an infotainment system, but when I go to Applications I can either turn the reminder off or on and that's it. Where should I look? I'm starting to think that maybe Canadian Mazda 3 with the GS trim don't have this option.
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So my '15 S GT HB with Nav has the maintenance schedule. It shows three options. Flexible, Fixed, and Off. Weird thing is Flexible is grayed out. So I cannot pick this option. Do I need to go to the dealer to have them activate it or is it not an option on the '15s? Don
  13. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I'm nearing my first 5k miles and was wondering if I should use the fixed or flexible schedule for oil changes. Has anyone used the flexible or know when the oil life indicator starte to go down?
  14. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Here's what I've extracted from "Maintenance Passport". The maintenance schedule seems to be a mix mash of Mexico schedule and US Schedule 2. I drive about 20K miles/year. Guess, I'll be doing frequent DIY jobs on the car. From the owner's manual: "For self maintenance, a statement that...
  15. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I nearly read through all the pages of the owners manual for Mazda 3 and I found significant difference in maintenance schedules between US and Mexico. Could anyone shed light on why? For example, US schedule does not require to replace Brake Fluid or Fuel Filter, while Mexico schedule...
  16. Northeast
    ***All-Mazda Orange County Chopper Meet May 2-3 2009*** OK Guys, I'm setting up another one because of the success of the 1st one. 60+ cars showed up despite the rain. More Info will be posted as things get set in stone. MAY 2-3 2009 Orange County Choppers 14 Crossroads Ct Newburgh, NY 12550...
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