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The video above shows how to check the belts on your 2005 Mazda Miata - if it gives more than a half inch when pressed, is cracked, frayed or appears shiny, you should change it (or have it changed) immediately. Worn belts in a Miata are one of those things that can cause a lot of problems if ignored, while typically being fairly cheap and easy to replace. Check out our parts page for coupons on new belts for your Miata!
The belts in your Miata connect your engine to many of the components you use every day such as your air conditioner, battery (via the alternator), power steering and cooling system. As such, you may experience a dead battery, difficulty steering, overheating, etc. that might be due to a worn belt, not a faulty component! If your Miata is one of those Mazdas that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
A few key tips will make jacking up your car much safer2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year2005 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L 4 Cyl.