Easy Mazda maintenance you can do at home

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips & Tricks on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 8:00 am
man looking under the hood of a car

What Mazda maintenance can you perform yourself?

For the most part, a modern Mazda will take care of itself leaving you to only worry about minor routine maintenance. What Mazda maintenance can you perform yourself? We can go over some things that you can easily handle and maybe some things that you should avoid.

man filling car with washer fluidWindshield washer fluid top off on a Mazda

Windshield washer fluid is an easy thing to top off. If your orange windshield washer fluid light is on, come prepared with a full gallon of the stuff, your Mazda will take it. Also, check to ensure you have fluid suited for your climate. If you live where it’s cold, like Wisconsin, getting stuff that can handle temps well below zero is a plus.

What does the red oil light mean on a Mazda?

Checking the air pressure of a tireTopping off Mazda tire pressure

Maintaining your tire pressure is important. Luckily, all new Mazda models are equipped with a tire pressure management system that will let you know when you have a tire that’s low. In this event, you can go to a gas station to fill up, many offer free air that also provides tire pressure readouts.

These digital systems can go out of calibration though, so we recommend buying your own tire pressure checker. They are cheap and easy to use. Of course, this is something that your Mazda dealer can handle too if you would like.

man draining oil from a carCan you perform your own oil change on a Mazda?

A Mazda is no different than any other modern car when it comes to an oil change. You have to drain the old oil out, replace the oil filter, and put the new oil in, but that can be easier said than done. You may want to leave this work to a professional.

Modern cars, including Mazda models, are lower to the ground making it much more difficult to get to components like the oil filter. A lower car is more fuel efficient, but not always easy to work on. In addition, the underside of a modern Mazda has a lot of aerodynamic shielding. You have to get through this before you can get to the oil filter.

On top of this, you will need to ensure you have the right oil filter, the right oil, and enough oil to get the job done all before you get started. A mistake here could be costly. If you need your oil changed in the Fond du Lac area, then Holiday Mazda will certainly be able to help you out. You can schedule an appointment with us online today through the link below.

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