Mazda CX-3: Exterior Care / Underbody Maintenance

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

Thoroughly flush the underbody and wheel housings with lukewarm or cold water at the end of each winter. Try also to do this every month.

Pay special attention to these areas because they easily hide mud and dirt. It will do more harm than good to wet down the road grime without removing it.

The lower edges of doors, rocker panels, and frame members have drain holes that should not be clogged. Water trapped there will cause rusting.

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. Increased stopping distance or the vehicle pulling to one side when braking could result in a serious accident. Light braking will indicate whether the brakes have been affected.

    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...

    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...

    Other information:

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Tires and Wheels


    CAUTION When inspecting or adjusting the tire air pressures, do not apply excessive force to the stem part of the wheel unit. The stem part could be damaged. Changing tires and wheels The following procedure allows the TPMS to recognize a tire pressure sensor's unique ID signal code whenever tires or wheels are changed, such as changing to and from winter tires...

    Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Windshield Defrosting and Defogging


    Set the mode selector dial to the position. (Type B) Set the air intake selector to the position. Set the temperature control dial to the desired position. Set the fan control dial to the desired speed. If dehumidified heating is desired, turn on the air conditioner...

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    Fuel Gauge

    The fuel gauge shows approximately how much fuel is remaining in the tank when the ignition is switched ON. We recommend keeping the tank over 1/4 full.

    Mazda CX-3. Fuel Gauge

    If the low fuel warning light illuminates or the fuel level is very low, refuel as soon as possible.

    If inconsistency in engine performance or stalling occurs due to low fuel level conditions, refuel the vehicle as soon as possible and add at least 10 L (2.7 US gal, 2.2 Imp gal) of fuel. Refer to Taking Action.

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