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Mazda CX-5 Owners Manual: Money-Saving Suggestions

Mazda CX-5 Owners Manual / Before Driving / Driving Tips / Money-Saving Suggestions

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

Avoid long warm-ups. Once the engine runs smoothly, begin driving.

Avoid fast starts.

Keep the engine tuned. Follow the maintenance schedule and have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform inspections and servicing.

Use the air conditioner only when necessary.

Slow down on rough roads.

Keep the tires properly inflated.

Do not carry unnecessary weight.

Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while driving.

Keep the wheels in correct alignment.

Keep windows closed at high speeds.

Slow down when driving in crosswinds and headwinds.

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 your Mazda. • Do not race the engine. • Do not mainta ...

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 in tire speed co ...

Other materials:

PID/Data Monitor Inspection [Instrument Cluster]
1. Connect the M-MDS to the DLC-2. 2. After the vehicle is identified, select the following items from the initialization screen of the M-MDS. a. Select “DataLogger”. b. Select “Modules”. c. Select “IC”. 3. Select the applicable PID from the PID table. 4. Verify the PID dat ...

Evaporator
Purpose The evaporator cools the passing air. Function The evaporator vaporizes the atomized refrigerant flowing internally, and the air passing through the evaporator is cooled by the release of latent heat. The moisture in the air is condensed at this time and dehumidifie ...

Fuel Line Pressure Inspection
WARNING: Fuel line spills and leakage from the pressurized fuel system are dangerous. Fuel can ignite and cause serious injury or death and damage. To prevent this, complete the following inspection with the engine stopped. Fuel is very flammable liquid. If fuel spills or leaks ...

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