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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 ...

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Outer Mirror Glass Removal
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Press area A of the outer mirror glass shown in the figure so that area B moves outward. 3. Put your hand on the lower part of the outer mirror glass and while supporting the hatch-marked area shown in the figure, remove pin C in the directio ...

ABS Control
Outline ABS control occurs when wheel slip is determined by the DSC CM (based on the four ABS wheel-speed sensors). Then, the DSC HU inlet and outlet solenoid valves are operated and brake fluid pressure is controlled accordingly to prevent wheel lock-up. Feature Use of ...

Seat Belt Inspection
Belt 1. Verify that the belt is installed properly with no twists or kinks. 2. Verify that there is no damage to the seat belt and no deformation of the metal fittings. If there is any malfunction, replace the seat belt. ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) Except rear center seat b ...

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