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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Recommendations for Shifting (for Vehicles without Gear Shift Indication)

Mazda 3 Owners Manual / When Driving / Transaxle / Manual Transaxle Operation / Recommendations for Shifting (for Vehicles without Gear Shift Indication)

Upshifting

For normal acceleration, Mazda recommends these shift points: (U.S.A. and Canada)

Mazda 3. Upshifting


For cruising, Mazda recommends these shift points: (U.S.A. and Canada)

Mazda 3. Upshifting


Downshifting

When you must slow down in heavy traffic or on a steep upgrade , downshift before the engine starts to overwork. This reduces the chance of stalling and gives better acceleration when you need more speed.

On a steep downgrade , downshifting helps maintain safe speed and prolongs brake life

Gear Shift Indicator
The gear shift indicator supports you to obtain optimum fuel economy and smooth driving. It displays the selected gear position in the instrument cluster as well as notifies the driver to change t ...

Automatic Transaxle Controls
Various Lockouts: Indicates that you must depress the brake pedal and hold in the lock-release button to shift (The ignition must be switched ON). Indicates the shift lever can be shifted ...

Other materials:

Steering Wheel And Column Removal/Installation [With Advanced Keyless Entry And Push Button Start System]
WARNING: Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally operate (deploy) the air bag module, which may seriously injure you. Read the service warnings before handling the air bag module.. 1. Remove the driver-side front scuff plate.. 2. Remove the driver-side front sid ...

Transaxle Range (TR) Switch Removal/Installation [FS5 A EL]
CAUTION: Water or foreign objects entering the connector can cause a poor connection or corrosion. Be sure not to drop water or foreign objects on the connector when disconnecting it. 1. Engage the parking brake and use wheel chocks at the front and rear of the wheels. 2. Shi ...

Headlight Aiming
CAUTION: If the headlight aiming is adjusted with cargo in the vehicle, it may not adjust correctly. Adjust the headlight aiming with the vehicle under the following conditions: No occupants inside vehicle Cargo other than spare tire, jack, and tools not loaded ...

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