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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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Relay And Fuse Block Disassembly/Assembly
1. Insert a tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver into the service hole in the position shown in the figure. 2. Move the flathead screwdriver in the direction of the arrow (1) shown in the figure, pull up relay and fuse block No.1 in the direction of the arrow (2) shown in the figure, and de ...

Differential Oil Temperature Sensor
Purpose, Function The differential oil temperature sensor detects the rear differential oil temperature based on the resistance of the thermistor, and inputs it to the AWD CM. Construction The differential oil temperature sensor is installed in the rear differential carr ...

Global Positioning System (Gps) Antenna
Purpose, Function The GPS antenna receives signals sent from GPS satellites and sends them to the car navigation unit. NOTE: GPS (Global Positioning System) was developed by the Pentagon (U.S.A.) as an object locating system using satellites. The GPS antenna receives signa ...

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