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What Does the Mazda3 Check Engine Light Mean?

2020 Mazda CX-30
You don’t have to worry about your check engine light. The people who service cars over at South Bay Mazda have lots of helpful information on your Mazda3 check engine light. We’re going to tell you all about the Mazda check engine light and what it means when it comes on as well as give you lots of great information on new cars that’ll be a delight for you and your Redondo Beach family.



What’s Up With My Check Engine Light?

If you’re on the road in Manhattan Beach and you notice your Mazda3 check engine light gets illuminated, there are a few issues that might be what’s causing your problem. What in total could be the root of the issue? These are the most common reasons that your Mazda check engine light will turn on:

  • You’ve got a problem relating to your engine’s electrical system
  • You’ve got a problem with the emission control system
  • You’ve got a fuel tank that’s on empty or extremely low
  • You’ve got a missing gas cap or you haven’t screwed it on tightly enough

More Check Engine Tips

If danger is what you’re worried about, rest assured that your car is likely safe. However, there are a few things that you’re going to need to keep in mind to keep yourself, your passengers, and your car all safe and sound:

  • Try not to drive at high speeds in Hawthorne if your light is flashing continuously or stays on for a long time. That means it’s time to visit the service center to get your car checked out.
  • Another way to weed out any potential issues is to disconnect then reconnect your car’s battery. However, we don’t recommend this because if you do this, it may cause further problems down the line or prevent you from properly diagnosing existing ones.

SKYACTIV®-G Engine Tips

With SKYACTIV© TECHNOLOGY, you’ve got a turbocharged engine that outpaces the competition, but you’ll want to know these things on how to avoid SKYACTIV®-G engine problems.

  • After you’ve put a lot of work into your engine or driven at freeway speeds, idle the engine for 30 seconds before stopping it to avoid damage.
  • Don’t race or over-rev the engine.
  • Use the manufacturer recommended engine oil WITHOUT extra additives and schedule maintenance according to your owner’s manual.

South Bay Mazda Are Service Experts

If you want the best service possible when caring for your Mazda, look no further than South Bay Mazda. We’ve got some of the most skilled and qualified service technicians in the area who can attend to any maintenance need your car may have. You can also learn about Mazda3 tire size and other features when you visit us. Contact us and we’ll tell you all about it.

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