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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:

Cooling Fan Relay
Purpose, Function The cooling fan relay operates by receiving the signal from the PCM to supply power to the cooling fan motor. Construction The cooling fan relay is installed on the relay and fuse block. Operation The contact point is on when the battery vo ...

Light Bulbs
WARNING Do not replace the xenon fusion bulbs yourself: Replacing the xenon fusion bulbs yourself is dangerous. Because the xenon fusion bulbs require high voltage, you could receive an electric shock if the bulbs are handled incorrectly. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replaceme ...

Front Brake (Disc) Removal/Installation
1. Remove in the order indicated in the table. 2. Install in the reverse order of removal. 3. After installation, add brake fluid, bleed the air, and inspect for fluid leakage.. 4. Depress the brake pedal a few times, rotate the wheel by hand, and verify that the brake does not drag. ...

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