Mazda CX-3: Exterior Care / Aluminum Wheel Maintenance (Some models)

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / Maintenance and Care / Appearance Care / Exterior Care / Aluminum Wheel Maintenance (Some models)

A protective coating is provided over the aluminum wheels. Special care is needed to protect this coating.

CAUTION

Do not use any detergent other than mild detergent. Before using any detergent, verify the ingredients. Otherwise, the product could discolor or stain the aluminum wheels.

NOTE

  • Do not use a wire brush or any abrasive cleaner, polishing compound, or solvent on aluminum wheels. They may damage the coating.
  • Always use a sponge or soft cloth to clean the wheels. Rinse the wheels thoroughly with lukewarm or cold water. Also, be sure to clean the wheels after driving on dusty or salted roads to help prevent corrosion.
  • Avoid washing your vehicle in an automatic car wash that uses high-speed or hard brushes.
  • (18-inch wheel vehicle)

    If your aluminum wheels lose luster, apply wax which contains no polishing powder.

    Underbody Maintenance

    Road chemicals and salt used for ice and snow removal and solvents used for dust control may collect on the underbody. If not removed, they will speed up rusting and deterioration of such underbody parts as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system, even though these parts may be coated with anti-corrosive material...

    Plastic Part Maintenance

    When cleaning the plastic lenses of the lights, do not use gasoline, kerosene, rectified spirit, paint, thinner, highly acidic detergents, or strongly alkaline detergents...

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    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Second Gear Fixed Mode


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    Floor Mat

    We recommend the use of Genuine Mazda floor mats.

    WARNING

    Make sure the floor mats are hooked on the retention pins to prevent them from bunching up under the foot pedals: Using a floor mat that is not secured is dangerous as it will interfere with the accelerator and brake pedal operation, which could result in an accident.

    Do not install two floor mats, one on top of the other, on the driver's side: Installing two floor mats, one on top of the other, on the driver's side is dangerous as the retention pins can only keep one floor mat from sliding forward. Loose floor mat(s) will interfere with the foot pedals and could result in an accident. If using an all-weather mat for winter use always remove the original floor mat.

    Mazda CX-3. Floor Mat

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