Mazda CX-3: Winter Driving / Tire Chains

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2024) Owner's Manual / Before Driving / Driving Tips / Winter Driving / Tire Chains

Check local regulations before using tire chains.

CAUTION

  • Chains may affect handling.
  • Do not go faster than 50 km/h (30 mph) or the chain manufacturer's recommended limit, whichever is lower.
  • Drive carefully and avoid bumps, holes, and sharp turns.
  • Avoid locked-wheel braking.
  • Do not use chains on a temporary spare tire; it may result in damage to the vehicle and to the tire.
  • Do not use chains on roads that are free of snow or ice. The tires and chains could be damaged.
  • Chains may scratch or chip aluminum wheels.

NOTE

If your vehicle is equipped with the tire pressure monitoring system, the system may not function correctly when using tire chains.

Install the chains on the front tires only. Do not use chains on the rear tires. Please consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Installing the chains

  1. If your vehicle is equipped with wheel covers remove them, otherwise the chain bands will scratch them.
  2. Secure the chains on the front tires as tightly as possible.

    Always follow the chain manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Retighten the chains after driving 1/2―1 km (1/4―1/2 mile).

    Snow Tires

    Use snow tires on all 4 wheels Do not go faster than 120 km/h (75 mph) while driving with snow tires. Inflate snow tires 30 kPa (0.3 kgf/cm2, 4.3 psi) more than recommended on the tire pressure label (driver's door frame), but never more than the maximum cold-tire pressure shown on the tires...

    Driving In Flooded Area

    WARNING Dry off brakes that have become wet by driving slowly, releasing the accelerator pedal and lightly applying the brakes several times until the brake performance returns to normal: Driving with wet brakes is dangerous...

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    Transmitter

    Mazda CX-3. Transmitter

    NOTE

    The headlights turn on/off by operating the transmitter. Refer to Leaving Home Light. (With theft-deterrent system)

    The hazard warning lights flash when the theft-deterrent system is armed or turned off. Refer to Theft-Deterrent System.

    (With the advanced keyless function)

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