Mazda CX-3: Driving Tips / Winter Driving

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual / Before Driving / Driving Tips / Winter Driving

Carry emergency gear, including tire chains, window scraper, flares, a small shovel, jumper cables, and a small bag of sand or salt.

Ask an Authorized Mazda Dealer to check the following:

  • Have the proper ratio of antifreeze in the radiator.
  • Refer to Engine Coolant.
  • Inspect the battery and its cables. Cold reduces battery capacity.
  • Use an engine oil appropriate for the lowest ambient temperatures that the vehicle will be driven in.
  • Inspect the ignition system for damage and loose connections.
  • Use washer fluid made with antifreeze―but do not use engine coolant antifreeze for washer fluid.

NOTE

  • Remove snow before driving. Snow left on the windshield is dangerous as it could obstruct vision.
  • Do not apply excessive force to a window scraper when removing ice or frozen snow on the mirror glass and windshield.
  • Never use warm or hot water for removing snow or ice from windows and mirrors as it could result in the glass cracking.
  • Drive slowly. Braking performance can be adversely affected if snow or ice adheres to the brake components. If this situation occurs, drive the vehicle slowly, releasing the accelerator pedal and lightly applying the brakes several times until the brake performance returns to normal.

Rocking the Vehicle

WARNING Do not spin the wheels at more than 56 km/h (35 mph), and do not allow anyone to stand behind a wheel when pushing the vehicle: When the vehicle is stuck, spinning the wheels at high speed is dangerous...

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...

Other information:

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Split Folding the Seatbacks


By lowering the rear seatbacks the luggage compartment space can be expanded. WARNING Do not drive the vehicle with occupants on folded down seatbacks or in the luggage compartment. Putting occupants in the luggage compartment is dangerous because seat belts cannot be fastened which could lead to serious injury or death during sudden braking or a collision...

Mazda CX-3 (2015-2022) Owner's Manual: Tiedown Hooks (Some models)


CAUTION Do not use the front tiedown eyelet for towing the vehicle. They have been designed only for securing the vehicle to a transport vessel during shipping. Using the eyelet for any other purpose could result in the vehicle being damaged. Tiedown Hook-Front Remove the tiedown eyelet and the lug wrench from the luggage compartment...

Categories

Speedometer

The speedometer indicates the speed of the vehicle.

NOTE

(Analog speedometer type)

If a few seconds have elapsed after switching the ignition off, the needle may deviate. However, this does not indicate a problem.

Speed Unit Selector (Digital Speedometer)(Some models)

In some countries, you may have to change the speed units between km/h and mph.

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