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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Replacing a Tire

WARNING Always use tires that are in good condition: Driving with worn tires is dangerous. Reduced braking, steering, and traction could result in an accident.

If a tire wears evenly, a wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread.

Replace the tire when this happens.

Mazda 3. Replacing a Tire


You should replace the tire before the band crosses the entire tread.

(With tire pressure monitoring system)

After adjusting the tire pressure, initialization of the tire pressure monitoring system is necessary to make the system operate normally.

Refer to Tire Pressure Monitoring System Initialization on .

NOTE Tires degrade over time, even when they are not being used on the road. It is recommended that tires generally be replaced when they are 6 years or older. Heat caused by hot climates or frequent high loading conditions can accelerate the aging process. You should replace the spare tire when you replace the other road tires due to the aging of the spare tire. The period in which the tire was manufactured (both week and year) is indicated by a 4-digit number.

Refer to Tire Labeling on .

Tire Rotation
To equalize tread wear, rotate the tires every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) at the latest or sooner if irregular wear develops. Mazda recommends to rotate every 8,000 km (5,000 miles) to help increas ...

Safety Practices
The way you drive has a great deal to do with your tire mileage and safety. So cultivate good driving habits for your own benefit. Observe posted speed limits and drive at speeds that are safe ...

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Light Switch Inspection
Vehicles Without Auto Light System 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the column cover.. 3. Remove the light switch.. 4. Verify that the continuity between the light switch terminals is as indicated in the table. If not as indicated in the table, replace the light ...

Reporting Safety Defects (U.S.A.)
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mazda Motor Corporation (Your Mazda Importer/Distributor). If NHTSA re ...

Afs (Adaptive Front Lighting System) Control Module Removal/Installation
NOTE: Perform the auto leveling system initialization after newly replacing the AFS control module to assure that the auto leveling system operates correctly. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the following parts: a. Passenger-side front scuff plate. b. Pass ...

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