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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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Making a Call
Phonebook Usage Telephone calls can be made by saying the contact name in the downloaded phonebook or the name of a person whose phone number has been registered in the Bluetooth ® Hands-Free. Refer to Import contact (Download Phonebook). Press the talk button. Wait for the beep sound. ...

Headliner Removal/Installation
1. Shift to the D (ATX) or 4th gear (MTX) position. (4SD) 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 3. Remove the rain sensor cover. (Vehicles with auto light/wiper system). 4. Disconnect the rain sensor connector. (Vehicles with auto light/wiper system) 5. Partially peel back the seaming ...

Front ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Inspection
Sensor Output Value Inspection CAUTION: Resistance inspection using other testers may cause damage to the ABS wheel-speed sensor internal circuit. Be sure to use the M-MDS to inspect the ABS wheel-speed sensor. 1. Switch the ignition to off. 2. Connect the M-MDS to the DLC-2. ...

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