The Mazda 3 is an affordable and highly rated sporty sedan. It looks great, it's comfortable, and it can drift (despite being a front-wheel-drive). If you own a Mazda 3, you've got a great car in your hands.
We put together this parts list and owner's guide for Mazda 3 owners. Here, you'll find tips and hacks on maintaining and customizing your car.
Maintaining Your Mazda 3
You can save a lot of money on labor costs and even OEM parts by maintaining your car yourself. All you need are a set of tools, a service manual, and good instructions.
Some parts are much easier to maintain than others. For example, replacing an engine air filter takes only a couple of minutes. If you feel comfortable maintaining or replacing a part, we encourage you to do it yourself instead of leaving the job to a shop. Shops charge about $100/hour (give or take) for labor alone. Plus, independent shops tend to use aftermarket parts. Mazda dealerships use OEM parts, but they typically mark up the price by about 30%. You'll save a lot of money by ordering OEM parts online. We offer wholesale pricing on all genuine OEM Mazda parts and accessories. For example, you'll save about $100 (give or take) on an OEM Mazda wheel by shopping with us.
Your car will be in good shape as long as you:
- Keep an eye out for issues (like with the alternator)
- Address the issues as they crop up
- Diligently follow the Mazda 3 maintenance schedule
We put together a couple of Mazda 3 maintenance tutorials:
Useful Hacks For The Mazda 3
You don't need to spend a ton of money when your Mazda 3 starts to show signs of wear. We put together some useful hacks for Mazda 3 owners. It has a few organization tricks, too! Here's a quick list of the hacks:
- Remove dents from your car with dry ice
- Use toothpaste to clean hazy headlights
- Cut up half a pool noodle to prevent door dings
- Use a shoe organizer for car organization
- Use a shower caddy to hold food
- Use a hand sanitizer to de-ice a car lock
- Use a rubber band to mount your phone
- Use a plastic putty knife and goo remover to remove stickers
Must-Have Maintenance Parts For The Mazda 3
It's always a good idea to stock up on routine maintenance parts. When your car needs routine maintenance (such as an oil change), you'll already have the parts you need on hand. You may want to stock up on the following Mazda 3 maintenance parts:
- Motor oil
- Brake fluid
- Washer fluid
- Transmission fluid
- Brake parts
- Air filters
- Oil filters
- Spark plugs
- Windshield wipers
- Belts and hoses
Customizing Your Mazda 3
One of the reasons the Mazda 3 is a great car is because it's easy to customize. It already has tons of attractive performance and comfort features. Yet, there are still ways to make your Mazda 3 truly yours.
If you'd like to switch up your Mazda 3's exterior appearance, you may find some inspiration in these 10 custom Mazda 3s.
It's a good idea to keep your car completely OEM. It helps the resale value of your car. Also, OEM parts are much higher quality than aftermarket parts. The good news is Mazda offers many OEM parts and accessories that serve as upgrades from their factory counterparts. Here are a few examples:
If you need help finding the right parts or accessories for your Mazda 3, we're happy to help! Contact us via our contact form, and we'll get back to you ASAP.