2012 Mazda 3 Maintenance Schedule

2012 Mazda 3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Mazda 3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2012 Mazda 3

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Mazda 3?

Here’s Why 2012 Mazda 3 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Mazda 3, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 3. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 3 maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2012 Mazda 3!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Mazda themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 3 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Mazda 3 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mazda 3

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2012 Mazda 3 and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 3's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2012 Mazda 3 be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 3 may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Mazda 3 battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 3 stranded. Your Mazda 3 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 2012 Mazda 3's engine run smoother. To learn how often Mazda recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 3, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Mazda 3.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mazda 3 can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Mazda 3 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Mazda 3's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Mazda 3 services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mazda 3 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Mazda 3 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2012 Mazda 3 maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 2012 Mazda 3? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Mazda 3. Get answers to common Mazda 3 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mazda 3 alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Mazda 3 to high mileage oil? If your Mazda 3 has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Mazda dashboard lights on? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Mazda 3 to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Mazda 3

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Mazda 3 maintenance appointment today.