Mazda’s are known for their quality build, especially the Mazda SUV range, but taking extra care of your CX-5 or CX-3 is still wise. It goes without saying that good maintenance ensures longevity and keeps your vehicle running smoothly.
Before you get overwhelmed at the thought, here are eleven simple yet smart maintenance tips for extending the life of your Mazda SUV from our Melbourne Mazda team!
1. Read your owner’s manual.
That manual was given to you for a reason: to provide you with all the information you need to keep your car in good running condition. Reading your owner’s manual will let you know the recommended service intervals for your Mazda CX-5, for instance, and other necessary maintenance information you need to put on a reminder. Need more information? Live chat is available on our website at https://www.brightonmazda.com.au/service/
2. Follow your service schedule.
Mazda’s manufacturing experts know your car best, so it only makes sense that you follow the service schedule on your owner’s manual. Here, a certified technician will check your SUV from the inside out, take care of any repairs, and do routine maintenance to keep it in tiptop condition. Book your next service with our specialised team.
3. Change the oils regularly.
Keep this in mind: a well-oiled car is a good one. The oil in your new Mazda Melbourne keeps all the mechanical components adequately lubricated, so they function well and do not overheat. But as your car keeps on running, your engine oil also becomes dirty, and if you don’t replace it, you will start to see problems in your engine as dirty oil carrying sediments will damage your engine components. As a general rule, you don’t need to change your engine oil between services. Get in touch if it’s time for your Mazda’s oil change.
4. Change your air filters.
The air filter on your CX 5 is vital in keeping dust and other airborne contaminants from entering and damaging your engine. Your air filter will also directly impact your performance as it allows your engine to intake air to assist the combustion process. As you keep using your car, these contaminants will also begin to accumulate on your filters and eventually clog them. As a general rule, you must change the air filters on your Mazda CX 5 every 3,000 to 5,000 kilometres. You should also make it a habit to check your air filters now and then, especially if you’re driving on dusty or dirty roads. Get in touch if you’d like our team to have a look at this for you.
5. Wash and vacuum your care regularly.
Think of your new Mazda as your house that needs cleaning regularly. You must also ensure that it’s cleaned, vacuumed, and polished periodically. Washing your car regularly will eliminate any dirt and dust on its exterior, while waxing will protect your paintwork from any scratches, chips and rust. You can also save your engine from dust and dirt. Of course, you must also vacuum your interiors regularly to eliminate dirt on your floors and seats. Keep in mind, when cleaning your paintwork, to be selective about the sponges and cloths you are using because, as with any car, it is easy to get micro scratches which will become very noticeable. Remember too we offer a complimentary was and vac with every service!
6. Invest in good-quality tyres.
Worn-out tyres cause thousands of accidents every year. A 2019 ACT study revealed that tyre failure is one of the most common causes of accidents in Australia and mostly involves worn-out tyres or over-inflated tyres. Since road safety should always be your priority, it’s imperative to invest in good-quality tyres that will help you guarantee a smooth driving experience every time. Tyres significantly impacts your wet driving, braking, cornering and acceleration performance. Our team at Brighton Mazda can assist you with options for excellent quality tyres.
Our team can also guide you on the right set of tyres for your particular Mazda model. You can also refer to your owner’s manual to see the recommended tyre size, load rating and speed rating for your CX 5, for instance. Our experts are just a phone call or a website click away if you want more information about tyre safety.
7. Choose your cleaning equipment wisely.
Cleaning your car should be part of your routine, but you don’t just need a bucket and sponge for it. It’s crucial to choose your cleaning equipment wisely so that you can avoid scratches on your paint and make sure that you keep your car’s interior in good condition. You can refer to your car owner’s manual to see which products best suit your SUV or ask our team for some recommendations. Here are also some of the items that you need for car cleaning.
8. Check your windshield wipers.
Let’s face it: you only really remember your windshield wipers when it starts raining. But checking your wipers should be part of your routine as it can save you when driving in bad weather conditions. According to Consumer Reports, your windshield wiper blades should last only six months to one year, depending on your typical driving conditions. Once you notice cracks and squeaking sounds when using your wipers, it’s a sign that you might need to replace them. Windshield wiper blades also need to be replaced more often if you park your car outside and the blades are exposed to heat or cold for long hours.
If you think your windshield wiper is not working perfectly anymore, get in touch for a replacement.
9. Drive with care at all times.
Take care of your car, and it will take care of you. That said, always drive with care. Give your engine time during start-up, as it can add years of wear and tear to your engine. More importantly, use the right fuel as the manufacturer recommends to avoid costly repairs in the future. Using the wrong type of fuel can result in melted spark plugs, damaged rod bearings, or blown head gaskets.
Taking care of your Mazda SUV will significantly affect how long you will get to enjoy it. The new Mazda SUV range is worth the investment, so make sure you choose the right vehicle for your needs.
Getting to know Mazda Assured and Mazda Servicing
To offer customers the best experience, Mazda has introduced Mazda Assured. This financing option allows you to upgrade to a new Mazda vehicle more often so you can enjoy the unique Mazda technology and features through newer models every few years.
The process is as easy as choosing your Mazda, determining your deposit, estimating how many kilometres you’ll drive, choosing the frequency of your repayments (weekly, fortnightly or monthly), and deciding on the term of your payment that can run from one to four years. Mazda will then calculate your Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) and by the end of your loan, you will have the option to upgrade to a new Mazda car, keep your existing car or return the vehicle to the dealership.
If you want to upgrade, trade your old car for the new model. If you choose to keep it just pay the final repayment equal to the Guaranteed Future Value (GFV). If you want to return it, the dealership will put your GFV against your final refund, so you won’t have anything to pay as long as it meets the agreement. Whatever your decision, you’re indeed getting the most benefit from this option, so make sure you take advantage of it.
Mazda is the only car manufacturer to offer this fantastic option for customers who want to enjoy a new car but don’t want the stress that usually comes with it. Just imagine the luxury of enjoying the latest Mazda model when it comes out without the worry of huge repayments or loans.
If you are living in Melbourne, get in touch with our team at Brighton Mazda to learn more about the Mazda Assured and Mazda Servicing program for your new car. Our experts will be available to discuss your options and how you can get your new Mazda car soon.