Tires

For reasons of proper performance, safety, and better fuel economy, always maintain recommended tire inflation pressures and stay within the recommended load limits and weight distribution.

WARNING:
Using Different Tire Types: Driving your vehicle with different types of tires is dangerous. It could cause poor handling and poor braking; leading to loss of control.

Using Wrong-Sized Tires: Using any other tire size than what is specified for your Mazda is dangerous. It could seriously affect ride, handling, ground clearance, tire clearance, and speedometer calibration. This could cause you to have an accident. Use only tires that are the correct size specified for your Mazda.

Tire Inflation Pressure

WARNING:
Always inflate the tires to the correct pressure:Overinflation or underinflation of tires is dangerous. Adverse handling or unexpected tire failure could result in a serious accident.

Refer to specification charts.

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System


The Tire Pressure Monitoring System does not alleviate the need to check the tire condition every day, including whether the tires all look inflated properly.

Inspect all tire pressure monthly when the tires are cold. Maintain recommended pressures for the best ride, handling, and minimum tire wear.

When checking the tire pressures, use of a digital tire pressure gauge is recommended.

Refer to the specification charts.

NOTE:
- Always check tire pressure when tires are cold.

- Warm tires normally exceed recommended pressures. Don't release air from warm tires to adjust the pressure.

- Underinflation can cause reduced fuel economy, uneven and accelerated tire wear, and poor sealing of the tire bead, which will deform the wheel and cause separation of tire from rim.

- Overinflation can produce a harsh ride, uneven and accelerated tire wear, and a greater possibility of damage from road hazards.

Keep your tire pressure at the correct levels. If one frequently needs inflating, have it inspected.

Tire Rotation

To equalize tread wear, rotate the tires if irregular wear develops. According to the scheduled maintenance charts.Refer to Scheduled Maintenance.

During rotation, inspect them for correct balance.

NOTE:
Because your vehicle is not equipped with a spare tire, you cannot do a tire rotation safely with the jack that comes with your vehicle.

Have an Authorized Mazda Dealer perform tire rotation.

Do not include (TEMPORARY USE ONLY).


Do not include (TEMPORARY USE ONLY).

spare tire in rotation.

Also, inspect them for uneven wear and damage. Abnormal wear is usually caused by one or a combination of the following: - Incorrect tire pressure - Improper wheel alignment - Out-of-balance wheel
- Severe braking
After rotation, inflate all tire pressures to specification and inspect the lug nuts for tightness.

CAUTION:
Rotate unidirectional tires and radial tires that have an asymmetrical tread pattern or studs only from front to rear, not from side to side. Tire performance will be reduced if rotated from side to side.

CAUTION:
Limited-Slip Differential system; don't use the following: Tires of different sizes or types at Tires not of the designated size
the same time Tires of different sizes or types at
the same time
If these instructions aren't followed, Tires not sufficiently inflated
If these instructions aren't followed, the rotation of the left and right wheels will be different and will thus apply a constant load on the limitedslip differential.

This will cause a malfunction.

qReplacing a Tire

WARNING:
Always use tires that are in good condition:
Driving with worn tires is dangerous.

Reduced braking, steering, and traction could result in an accident.

CAUTION:
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System).

When replacing/repairing the tires or wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be damaged.

NOTE:
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring System).

- When tires with steel wire reinforcement in the sidewalls are used, the system may not function correctly even with a genuine wheel.

Refer to System Error Activation.

- Be sure to install the tire pressure sensors whenever tires or wheels are replaced.

Refer to Tires and Wheels.

If a tire wears evenly, a wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread.

Replace the tire when this happens.

You should replace it before the band is


You should replace it before the band is across the entire tread.

NOTE:
Tires degrade over time, even when they are not being used on the road. It is recommended that tires generally be replaced when they are 6 years or older. Heat caused by hot climates or frequent high loading conditions can accelerate the aging process. Regarding the manufacturing week and year is indicated with 4 digit.

Refer to The tire labeling.

Replacing a Wheel

WARNING:
Always use wheels of the correct size on your vehicle:
Using a wrong-sized wheel is dangerous. Braking and handling could be affected, leading to loss of control and an accident.

CAUTION:
adversely affect: A wrong-sized wheel may
adversely affect:
Wheel and bearing life Tire fit
Ground clearance Wheel and bearing life
Snow-chain clearance Ground clearance
Speedometer calibration Snow-chain clearance
Headlight aim Speedometer calibration
Bumper height Headlight aim
Tire Pressure Monitoring Bumper height
System Tire Pressure Monitoring
System
(With Tire Pressure Monitoring Limited-Slip Differential System
System). (With Tire Pressure Monitoring
System).

tires or wheels or both, have the When replacing/repairing the
tires or wheels or both, have the work done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer, or the tire pressure sensors may be
damaged.

Mazda are specially designed The wheels equipped on your
Mazda are specially designed for installation of the tire pressure sensors. Do not use non-genuine wheels, otherwise it may not be possible to install the tire pressure sensors.

NOTE:
Be sure to install the tire pressure sensors whenever tires or wheels are replaced. Refer to Tires and Wheels.

When replacing a wheel, make sure the new one is the same as the original factory wheel in diameter, rim width, and offset.

Proper tire balancing provides the best riding comfort and helps reduce tread wear. Out-of-balance tires can cause vibration and uneven wear, such as cupping and flat spots.

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