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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Glossary of Terms

Tire Placard: A label indicating the OE tire sizes, recommended inflation pressure, and the maximum weight the vehicle can carry.

Tire Identification Number (TIN): A number on the sidewall of each tire providing information about the tire brand and manufacturing plant, tire size, and date of manufacture.

Inflation Pressure: A measure of the amount of air in a tire.

kPa: Kilopascal, the metric unit for air pressure.

psi: Pounds per square inch, the English unit for air pressure.

B-pillar: The structural member at the side of the vehicle behind the front door.

Original Equipment (OE): Describes components originally equipped on the vehicle.

Vehicle Load Limit: The maximum value of the combination weight of occupants and cargo.

Bead Area of the Tire: Area of the tire next to the rim.

Sidewall Area of the Tire: Area between the bead area and the tread.

Tread Area of the Tire: Area on the perimeter of the tire that contacts the road when it's mounted on the vehicle.

Seating capacity means the total allowable number of vehicle occupants. Seating capacity is described on the tire label.

Production options weight is the combination weight of installed regular production options weighing over 2.3 kilograms in excess of the standard items which they replace, and not previously considered in the curb weight or accessory weight, including heavy duty brakes, ride levelers, roof rack, heavy duty battery, and special trim.

Rim is the metal support (wheel) for a tire or a tire and tube assembly upon which the tire beads are seated.

Checking Tire Pressure
When you check the air pressure, make sure the tires are cold —meaning they are not hot from driving even a mile. Remove the cap from the valve on one tire. Firmly press a tire gauge onto ...

Tire Maintenance
Improper or inadequate vehicle maintenance can cause tires to wear abnormally. Here are some important maintenance points: Tire Inflation Pressure Inspect all tire pressure monthly (including the ...

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Starter Removal/Installation [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
WARNING: Remove and install all parts when the engine is cold, otherwise they can cause severe burns or serious injury. When the battery cables are connected, touching the vehicle body with starter terminal B will generate sparks. This can cause personal injury, fire, and d ...

Steering Gear And Linkage Disassembly
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the steering gear, secure it to the vise using a copper plate or clean cloth. 1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table. 1 Floor seal 2 Oil pipe 3 Tie-rod end ...

Auto Dimming Mirror Removal
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Remove the screw. 3. Disconnect the auto-dimming mirror connector. 4. Pull out the rearview mirror toward the vehicle rear. CAUTION: When removing the rearview mirror, it may hit the headliner and cause damage. Hold the ...

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