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The video above shows how to check the belts on your 2011 Mazda 3 - 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 3 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 3!
The belts in your 3 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 3 is one of those Mazdas that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.
Your coolant should perform well under any condition - just like Aaron Rodgers!2011 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2011 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2011 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2011 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2011 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today2011 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo