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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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Hazard Warning Flasher
The hazard warning lights should always be used when you stop on or near a roadway in an emergency. The hazard warning lights warn other drivers that your vehicle is a traffic hazard and that they must take extreme caution when near it. Depress the hazard warning flasher and all the turn sig ...

Shift Pressure Control (Line Pressure Control) [Fw6 A EL, Fw6 Ax EL]
Outline The TCM drives the pressure control solenoid and adjusts the pressure based on the accelerator pedal depression amount, vehicle speed, ATF temperature, and gear shift signal. As a result, line pressure is controlled finely and with high accuracy according to the engine load c ...

Liftgate Latch Switch Inspection
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the following parts: a. Liftgate upper trim. b. Liftgate side trim. c. Liftgate lower trim. d. Liftgate latch and lock actuator. 3. Verify that the continuity is as indicated in the table. If not as indicated in the tab ...

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