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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Saving Fuel and Protection of the Environment

Mazda 3 Owners Manual / Before Driving / Driving Tips / Saving Fuel and Protection of the Environment

How you operate your Mazda determines how far it will travel on a tank of fuel. Use these suggestions to help save fuel and reduce CO2.

WARNING Never stop the engine when going down a hill: Stopping the engine when going down a hill is dangerous. This causes the loss of power steering and power brake control, and may cause damage to the drivetrain. Any loss of steering or braking control could cause an accident.
Break-In Period
No special break-in is necessary, but a few precautions in the first 1,000 km (600 miles) may add to the performance, economy, and life of the vehicle. Do not race the engine. Do not maintain ...

Hazardous Driving
WARNING Be extremely careful if it is necessary to downshift on slippery surfaces: Downshifting into lower gear while driving on slippery surfaces is dangerous. The sudden change ...

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Brake Fluid Air Bleeding
CAUTION: Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces. Be careful not to spill any on painted surfaces. If it is spilled, wipe it off immediately. NOTE: Keep the fluid level in the reserve tank at 3/4 full or more during the air bleeding. Begin air bleeding with the b ...

Direct Mode
Direct mode can be used for temporarily switching gears by operating the steering shift switch while the vehicle is being driven with the selector lever in the D range. While in direct mode, the D and M indication illuminate and the gear position in use is illuminated. Direct mode is can ...

Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) Inspection [FS5 A EL]
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) Condition Inspection 1. One way of determining whether the transaxle should be disassembled is by noting: If the ATF is muddy or varnished. If the ATF smells strange or unusual. ATF Condition Possible cause ...

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