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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 i 4dr Sedan Auto

2004 Mazda MAZDA3
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
26 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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September 17, 2013, 4:38 pm

Barry S
 

Question: Last vehicle ever

2007 Mazda 3 60000 miles
Local mazda mechanic wants to flush and refill all fluids(transmission, coolant, brakes). This vehicle sits more than on the road...is this maintenance required at this time? All fluids are original! I am 60 years of age and this will be the last vehicle I own.


September 21, 2013, 5:47 pm

Ron W
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I don't recommend flushes in general. Unless you are having issues with the vehicle, generally there is no reason to do them.

The only thing I will say is that the coolant and brake fluid do break down over time, so changing those fluids once in a while (coolant every two to three years and brake fluid every 5 to 7 years) might be a good idea esp. if the vehicle sits.

Oil changes, tune up and transmission service per the owner's manual recommendations (and any other service it recommends) is generally all you need to do to keep the vehicle in good shape.


And on a side note, your vehicle is new enough that it may have lifetime transmission fluid that requires no service a t all.

Check your owner's manual to see if transmission service is recommended (or you can check our servicing your car section).


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September 21, 2013, 6:00 pm

Barry S
 

Thanks for the information


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