Mazda CX-3: Exterior Care / Bright-Metal Maintenance

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / Maintenance and Care / Appearance Care / Exterior Care / Bright-Metal Maintenance

  • Use tar remover to remove road tar and insects. Never do this with a knife or similar tool.
  • To prevent corrosion on bright-metal surfaces, apply wax or chrome preservative and rub it to a high luster.
  • During cold weather or in coastal areas, cover bright-metal parts with a coating of wax or preservative heavier than usual. It would also help to coat them with noncorrosive petroleum jelly or some other protective compound.

CAUTION

Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or strong detergents containing highly alkaline or caustic agents on chrome-plated or anodized aluminum parts. This may result in damage to the protective coating and cause discoloration or paint deterioration.

    Repairing Damage to the Finish

    Deep scratches or chips on the finish should be repaired promptly. Exposed metal quickly rusts and can lead to major repairs. CAUTION If your Mazda is damaged and needs metal parts repaired or replaced, make sure the body shop applies anti-corrosion materials to all parts, both repaired and new...

    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...

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    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Replacing Interior Light Bulbs


    Overhead lights (Front)/Map lights, Overhead lights (Rear) Wrap a small flathead screwdriver with a soft cloth to prevent damage to the lens, and then remove the lens by carefully prying on the edge of the lens with the flathead screwdriver...

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Seat Belt Precautions


    Seat belts help to decrease the possibility of severe injury during accidents and sudden stops. Mazda recommends that the driver and all passengers always wear seat belts. (Except Mexico) All of the seat belt retractors are designed to keep the lap/shoulder belts out of the way when not in use...

    Categories

    Outside Mirrors

    WARNING

    Be sure to look over your shoulder before changing lanes:

    Changing lanes without taking into account the actual distance of the vehicle in the convex mirror is dangerous. You could have a serious accident. What you see in the convex mirror is closer than it appears.

    Mirror type

    Flat type (driver's side)

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