Mazda CX-3: Driving Tips / Saving Fuel and Protection of the Environment

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / Before Driving / Driving Tips / Saving Fuel and Protection of the Environment

How you operate your Mazda determines how far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Use these suggestions to help save fuel and reduce CO2.

  • Avoid long warm-ups. Once the engine runs smoothly, begin driving.
  • Avoid fast starts.
  • Drive at lower speeds.
  • Anticipate when to apply the brakes (avoid sudden braking).
  • Follow the maintenance schedule and have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform inspections and servicing.
  • Use the air conditioner only when necessary.
  • Slow down on rough roads.
  • Keep the tires properly inflated.
  • Do not carry unnecessary weight.
  • Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while driving.
  • Keep the wheels in correct alignment.
  • Keep windows closed at high speeds.
  • Slow down when driving in crosswinds and headwinds.

WARNING

Never stop the engine when going down a hill: Stopping the engine when going down a hill is dangerous. This causes the loss of power steering and power brake control, and may cause damage to the drivetrain. Any loss of steering or braking control could cause an accident.

    Break-In Period

    No special break-in is necessary, but a few precautions in the first 1,000 km (600 miles) may add to the performance, economy, and life of the vehicle...

    Hazardous Driving

    WARNING Be extremely careful if it is necessary to downshift on slippery surfaces: Downshifting into lower gear while driving on slippery surfaces is dangerous...

    Other information:

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Receiving an Incoming Call


    When an incoming call is received, the incoming call notification screen is displayed. The “Incoming Call Notifications” setting must be on. Refer to Communication Settings. To accept the call, press the pick-up button on the audio control switch or select on the screen...

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Closing the Hood


    Check under the hood area to make certain all filler caps are in place and all loose items (e.g. tools, oil containers, etc.) have been removed. Lift the hood, grasp the padded area on the support rod, and secure the support rod in the clip...

    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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