2018 Mazda 3 Maintenance

2018 Mazda 3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Mazda 3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Here’s Why 2018 Mazda 3 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Mazda 3 and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your 3 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 3 maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2018 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, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2018 Mazda 3 problems later.

Overview of Essential Mazda 3 Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2018 Mazda 3 and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 3’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 2018 Mazda 3 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. 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. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Mazda 3 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2018 Mazda 3 engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2018 3. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2018 Mazda 3.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mazda 3 can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Mazda 3 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. 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 it time to replace the radiator in your Mazda 3? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2018 Mazda 3 maintenance and repairs.

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

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 2018 Mazda 3. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Mazda today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 Mazda 3. Get answers to common Mazda 3 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Mazda 3? 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? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Mazda 3? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my Mazda dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Mazda 3, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Mazda 3

Your Mazda 3 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.