- Tyre pressures
- Engine oil level
- Engine coolant level
- Brake fluid level
- Windscreen washer fluid
- Wiper blades
Checking Engine Oil
When checking the oil level, make sure your car’s on level ground. The engine should be warm, however, if you've just been driving, wait a few minutes.
- Remove the dipstick and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth. Reinsert fully and remove after three seconds to check the oil level.
- If it's at the low end of the indicator, top-up your oil using the grade specified in your owner manual. To ensure engine longevity, Mazda recommends using Genuine Mazda Engine Oils. Be careful not to overfill.
Note: Checking the engine oil on a Mazda3 Diesel, Mazda6 Diesel or CX-7 Diesel.
- It is common for the oil level to increase above the “F” (full) mark. If the level approaches or exceeds the “X”, which is the highest mark on the dipstick, the oil will need to be replaced.
Mazda recommends using an authorised Mazda Service Centre to change your oil, as the M-MDS (Mazda Modular Diagnostic System) equipment must be used to reset the engine control system whenever the oil is replaced.
Checking Engine Coolant
First, check the coolant level in the plastic reservoir. It should be between the high and low marks
- Next, check the radiator. The engine must be cool before you remove the radiator cap. If it's low, top-up with the same coolant recommended in your owner's manual.
If your Mazda is losing coolant, there may be a leak and you should see your Mazda Service Centre urgently
Checking Brake Fluid
First, check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. It should be between the high and low marks
- If it's low, top-up with the same brake fluid recommended in your owner's manual.
If your Mazda is losing brake fluid, there may be a leak and you should see your Mazda Service Centre urgently
Checking Windscreen Washer Fluid
Fill the washer bottle with clean water, adding the recommended amount of windscreen washer additive
- Don't use household detergents as they can damage paintwork and wiper blades.
Consult your Mazda Service representative about which type of washer additive is best for your car.
Checking Windscreen Wipers
Check the condition of your wiper blades. If they're starting to perish, replace them with Genuine Mazda blades. Your Mazda Service Centre can fit them for you.
Test headlights on low and high beam. Check your indicators, plus your reversing, parking, brake and number plate lights.
- The best way to check the rear stop, reverse and indicator lights is with the help of someone else or by looking back into a reflective surface, like a window.
If you find an inoperative light, see your Mazda Service Centre immediately.