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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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Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor Removal/Installation
CAUTION: When replacing the CMP sensor, make sure there is no foreign material on it such as metal shavings. If it is installed with foreign material, the sensor output signal will malfunction resulting from fluctuation in magnetic flux and cause a deterioration in engine control. ...

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Control Switches Temperature control dial This dial controls temperature. Turn it clockwise for hot and counterclockwise for cold. NOTE When the mode is set to or with the fan control dial in a position other than 0 and the temperature control dial in the maximum cold position, the air int ...

Differential Oil Temperature Sensor Inspection
WARNING: Hot differential oil may cause severe burns. Do not perform maintenance while differential oil is hot. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Disconnect the differential oil temperature sensor connector and remove the differential oil temperature sensor. 3. Wrap ...

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