Scheduling a regular service is the smart way to keep your car running smoothly and avoid expensive repairs.
And for a Perth Mazda service, choosing the right mobile mechanic is easy… a quick browse of their website to see their list of services and a quick read of their google reviews will tell you everything you need to know.
With proper Mazda maintenance by a qualified mechanic, there will be fewer chances of your car malfunctioning, including inconvenient breakdowns!
And when it comes time to sell, having had regular servicing, your car is more likely to fetch a better price because it will look and feel better than other identical models of the same age.
On top of that…
If your vehicle is still under warranty, you can have it serviced by a Perth Mazda mechanic and KEEP YOUR NEW CAR WARRANTY INTACT.
Meaning… you don’t need to have a regular Log Book Service at a Mazda service centre to keep your new car warranty intact.
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Service Centre Vs Mobile Mechanic
An easy way to keep your car maintained is to have a qualified mobile Mazda mechanic come to your home or office to service your car.
This means you won’t have to line up in a service centre, let alone have to catch the bus home or use a dreaded loaner car while yours is being serviced.
A service centre will generally have higher service and repair charges, because they have physical premises and multiple staff to pay. And these overheads are reflected in the price of servicing and repairs.
A mobile mechanic on the other hand will often charge less while still being able to ensure your new car warranty is kept intact.
For reliable Mazda servicing Perth, use google reviews to determine which mechanic is best for quality of work and reasonable pricing.
Mazda Service Costs
Service costs will vary generally based on engine size or type (4, 6 or 8 cylinder, or diesel or petrol engine). If any additional repairs are required or recommended for preventative maintenance, the mechanic will discuss these with you before proceeding.
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In this article, we’ll share with you the most common types of problems you might encounter with different Mazda car models.
Let’s get moving…
Mazda Car Service Perth (Mobile Servicing)
Following a regular Mazda service schedule will ensure the dependability of your car and reduce the risk of incurring expensive repairs.
A standard service includes a thorough inspection of the most common problem areas:
● Checkup of all fluids – Brake, Power Steering, among others.
● Tyre Pressure
● Engine Oil
● Oil Filter
Mobile Mazda Perth Service
If your car won’t start, it can turn a good day into a forgettable one in 0 to 60 seconds. The best way to avoid such inconveniences is to stick to a Mazda maintenance schedule.
The good news is that you don’t have to Google ‘Mazda service centre near me’. For a Mazda mechanic Perth, consider having a qualified mobile mechanic come to your home or office to service your car so you can continue on with your day without being inconvenienced.
Before you book your Mazda service appointment, here’s an outline of one or more things that will be checked, topped up, replaced or repaired by the mechanic.
A service checklist can include one or more of the following:
● Check up of air and fuel filters
● Inspection of all safety features
● Inspection of belts and hoses
● Battery check-up
● Inspection of steering and suspension
● Testing of windscreen wipers and washes
● Replacement of oil and oil filter
● Check up and testing of brakes and brake fluid
● Testing of cooling system
● Checkup of the exhaust system
● Lights check-up
● Inspection and replacement of spark plugs
● Repacking of all the wheel bearings
● Transmission inspection and testing
● Inspection of tyres and check up of tyre pressure
● Inspection and testing of the air-conditioning system
● Inspection and replacement of all trans line oils
Mazda Service Price
A Mazda warranty service (and non-warranty service) is from $257 for a standard 4-cylinder car and from $347 for a 6 cylinder vehicle.
Search in google ‘Mazda service near me’ to find either a local service centre or local mechanics.
Mazda Car Repairs Perth (Mobile Repairs)
Mazda’s often been compared with several luxury brands because of its top-level technology, safety features, and comfort. Still, even the second most popular car brand in Australia has its share of problems.
For Mazda repairs Perth, here’s a list of common problems that you might experience with your car in the future. It’s best to be aware of these issues so you’ll have a better understanding of what to expect when your car requires either urgent repairs or preventative maintenance replacement of parts.
Here’s a summary of Mazda repairs that your car might require at some point…
Mazda Brake Repairs – If you hear squeaking or grinding noises coming from the brakes or if they feel unstable when you put your foot on the breaks, it might be time to have your brakes repaired.
Brakes are best checked once or twice a year and replaced as required. You can expect repairs to include adjustments to the brakes or replacement of parts such as the rotors and pads.
Mazda Engine Repairs – your vehicle will have a ‘check engine’ light that tells you if something’s wrong with its engine. When the light flashes, don’t take chances and have your car inspected right away.
It could be something as simple as adding a lubricant or fluid or something more serious. Diagnosing engine problems is best left to the experts.
Mazda Suspension Repairs – It may start off as feeling every bump that you hit on the road but if you don’t have your suspension checked right away, you might experience difficulty steering or find your car veering to one side.
A good rule of thumb is to have your car’s suspension system checked every 50,000 kilometres or so.
Mazda Steering Repairs – If you feel the steering wheel vibrating or if you’re having difficulty keeping your car straight while driving, it’s time to have your steering checked.
Battery Replacement – A mechanic will advise you to replace your car battery every 4-5 years. It really depends on how often you use your car. Telltale signs that a battery change is in your near future include the lights dimming, more difficulty in starting the car especially in the morning, and uncommon fluctuations in power.
Air-Conditioning Repairs – If your car’s air-conditioning isn’t doing its job to keep you comfortably cool while driving, something must be wrong with the system. An experienced mechanic can diagnose if there’s something more serious such as a faulty compressor that needs replacing.
Tyre Repairs – It’s a good practice to change your tyres every 30,000 kilometres but depending on the kilometres logged by your car and the condition of the roads you drive on, a change in tyres may come earlier.
Mobile mechanics can perform most repairs aside from the more extreme such as a full engine replacement in the case of the car having been involved in an accident. So the likelihood of needing a Mazda repair centre to take care of repairs is slim to none.
A quick google search along the lines of ‘Mazda mechanic near me’ will reveal both mobile mechanics and service centres nearby.
Mazda Common Faults And Problems
Here’s a list of Toyota common faults and problems for various models. Let’s start with some popular hatchbacks…
Mazda sold 97,619 cars in 2019 which accounted for 9.2% of all new car sales in Australia and firmly solidified its position as the second-best-selling car in the country.
Mazda offers a wide range of models to choose from. You can select a type of vehicle that suits your needs from the company’s line of sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, vans, and sports cars.
Here’s a list of common faults and problems that you might encounter with each Mazda car model…
The Mazda 2 and 3 are available as a Hatchback, which are popular because they offer good boot space. If you have extra luggage, simply push down the rear seat for more storage.
Like the Sedan, the Hatchback has its own list of common problems.
Mazda 2 Hatchback Problems
● Mazda 2 Hatchback reliability issues have been raised on the durability of the car’s front axle where some drivers report it had to be replaced after accumulating 7,200 kilometres.
● Having a stiffer suspension remains one of the more frequently discussed Mazda 2 Hatchback faults because it results in a less comfortable ride.
● A faulty air-conditioning system has been on the list of Mazda 2 Hatchback common problems for some time.
For a Mazda 2 hatchback service, the price is $257. If your car is still under warranty, servicing with us keeps it intact.
Mazda 3 Hatchback Problems
● The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has been the subject of Mazda 3 Hatchback reliability concerns of drivers. This issue has led to sudden tyre blowouts, the warning lights going off, and corrosion on the valve stem.
● Mazda 3 Hatchback issues on the dependability of its clutch system have been raised since 2017.
● Dashboards that melt under the heat of the sun have become one of the more notable Mazda 3 Hatchback common problems because the condition increases the glare for the driver.
For a Mazda 3 hatchback service, the cost is $257. By scheduling regular services, you can keep your car running smoothly with fewer worries about breakdowns.
There are 3 sedan models to choose from: Mazda 2, 3 and 6.
For years, the Mazda 3 was among the top 10 best-selling cars in Australia. Mazda sedans are sporty, stylish, and comfortable but have their share of common problems.
Mazda 2 Problems
● A clicking sound coming from the clutch is frequently on the list of Mazda 2 common problems. The issue stems from a lack of flex in the pedal box.
● Mazda 2 reliability issues have been raised on the quality and durability of the rear window wiper as the glass tends to get scratched and the blade falls apart within a short period of time.
● One of the more persistent Mazda 2 issues involves the DPF or Diesel Particulate Filter light intermittently flashing on the dashboard. When this happens, the car could experience loss of power.
For a Mazda 2 service Perth, it’s $257. It’s recommended to schedule regular servicing for older vehicles as this will reduce the cost of repairs and maintenance as your car logs kilometres. Servicing with us means you’ll keep your new car warranty intact.
Mazda 3 Problems
● Defective rear brake lighting is one of the popularly reported Mazda 3 common problems among drivers. It creates a rattling noise in the back of the car that becomes more pronounced whenever you drive over rough roads.
● The vehicle misfiring and losing power remains on the checklist of Mazda 3 issues. The cause is diagnosed to be carbon buildup in the car’s throttle body.
● Drivers report that the durability of the boot release button continues to remain as one of the prevailing Mazda 3 faults. The boot release button is made of rubber and tends to deteriorate quickly over time.
For a Mazda 3 service Perth, a full service is $257. Keep your new car warranty when you service with us.
Mazda 6 Problems
● Mazda 6 common problems include issues with the transmission. After accumulating an average of 83,000 kilometres, drivers report hearing a high-pitched whining sound. If unattended to right away, you’ll have problems with acceleration, handling, and sudden changes in shifting patterns.
● Mazda 6 issues start to arise with the engine after racking up more than 157,000 kilometres. The problem has been traced to the exhaust system and the timing chain of the vehicle.
● Mazda 6 reliability concerns have been raised on the durability of the model’s components particularly the purge valve, valve cover gaskets, plastic cooling system parts, and the intake snorkel which drivers report get damaged or worn out easily.
For a Mazda 6 service Perth, $257 covers a full service. Older cars are recommended to undergo regular servicing to prevent any major breakdowns.
The Mazda SUV has built a reputation for performance, safety, and comfort. The company’s SUV line is represented by the Mazda CX series – CX 3, CX 30, CX 5, CX 8, and CX 9.
The CX series continues to sell very well in Australia. But how reliable are these popular sub-compact SUVs?
Find out the problems you may encounter with each model that may require repairs sooner or later.
Mazda CX 3 SUV Problems
● Questions on the reliability of its air-conditioning system remains on the list of Mazda CX 3 common problems. Drivers report that the air-conditioning system tends to leak frequently or fails to maintain cool temperatures.
● One of the common Mazda CX 3 issues pointed out by drivers involves the engine. Some report it lacks accelerating power while others complain that the SUV appears to lose power then surges when not in motion.
● The infotainment system, dashboard sensor lights, and the stability of the front seats are frequently reported by drivers as persistent Mazda CX 3 faults.
For Mazda CX 3 service Perth, servicing is from $257. Older versions of the car may undergo additional work especially if it hasn’t been frequently serviced. It’s always a good idea to schedule an older car for regular servicing to avoid breakdowns and to keep repairs to a minimum.
Mazda CX 30 SUV Problems
● Mazda CX 30 reliability concerns were raised about the brakes of the 2020 model. Buyers of this series report that the caliper mounting bolts may not have been tightened to meet the required torque specification.
● Fuel leaks have been reported as one of the more serious Mazda CX 30 issues of the 2020 model. The problem appears to originate from the evaporative vent hose that has the tendency to be disconnected. The leak happens when the driver get gas and the charcoal canisters get filled up.
● While the SUV rides well, drivers believe the underpowered, underwhelming 2.5-litre engine is one of the more glaring Mazda CX 30 faults.
For a Mazda CX 30 service, pricing is from $347. If your SUV is older, regular servicing to reduce the chance of breakdowns. If your vehicle is still under warranty, servicing with us keeps your warranty intact.
Mazda CX 5 SUV Problems
● The list of Mazda CX 5 common problems would include concerns raised by drivers about its engine. There are reports from drivers that the engine makes a loud noise when starting and that while it reaches high rpm, the SUV does not accelerate as expected.
● Mazda CX 5 reliability concerns on the durability of its tyres were reported by some drivers who claim they got worn out after accumulating only 29,000 kilometres.
● One of the most popularly discussed Mazda CX 5 issues involve its air-conditioning system which reportedly cannot maintain cool temperatures.
For a Mazda CX 5 service Perth, the cost is from $347.
Mazda CX 8 SUV Problems
● Like the other CX models discussed here, the faulty air-conditioning system remains one of the most reported Mazda CX 8 issues.
● The functionality of the vehicle’s safety features are frequently brought up as a Mazda CX 8 reliability concern. Some drivers report that when the security features start to malfunction, the SUV will come to a dead stop on the road.
● Mazda CX 8 faults that were commonly brought up by owners include the durability of the braking system and the infotainment system which needed repairs after racking up only 9,500 kilometres.
For a Mazda CX 8 service Perth, servicing costs are from $347.
Mazda CX 9 SUV Problems
● Owners of this vehicle report water pump failure as one of the prevailing Mazda CX 9 common problems because when coolant leaks into engine oil, this could lead to engine failure.
● The brake power boost unit is popularly cited in the summary of Mazda CX 9 faults. Issues include longer stopping distances, a stiffening of the brake pedal, and incidents when the car stalled after the brakes were applied.
● The engine has been the subject of Mazda CX 9 reliability concerns as owners claim it malfunctions after logging in 159,000 kilometres.
For a Mazda CX 9 service Perth, pricing is from $347. New car owners don’t have to worry about their warranty as it will remain intact.
The Mazda BT-50 is the company’s Ute line and is available in 4×2 and 4×4. Australians use the BT-50 for city driving or exploring the outback alike.
Here are common problems you need to know about.
Mazda BT-50 Ute Problems
● Mazda BT-50 issues include the engine misfiring at around 1,750 rpm and then surges unexpectedly when the vehicle runs under 80km/hr.
● The vehicle’s DPF ranks high on the list of Mazda BT-50 common problems. Owners claim injector issues occur after 180,000 kilometres.
● Issues with the vehicle’s timing chain tensioner and automatic transmission gearbox are cited among common Mazda BT-50 faults.
For a Mazda BT-50 service Perth, pricing will start at $347. Consider regular servicing for older models to keep repairs costs down.
Mazda Sports Car
The Mazda MX-5 is the company’s entry into the sports car market. You can choose between the classic soft top, convertible model or the hard top sports car series, the MX-5 RF. There’s even a MX-5 Club in Perth for enthusiasts to join.
Despite having won the 2018 Drive Car of the Year – Best Convertible Sports Car, you may encounter a few nagging problems with the MX-5.
Mazda MX-5 Sports Car Problems
● Rust may rank as the number one in the list of Mazda MX-5 common problems. Drivers report that rust tends to build at the rocker panels, fender arches, and at the front frame rail.
● The quality of the interior’s upholstery is frequently cited by car owners as one of the persistent Mazda MX-5 faults. The driver’s seat tends to fade out over time due to sun exposure and frequent use.
● Mazda MX-5 reliability issues have also been raised about the soft top as some drivers report it does not operate smoothly or that the top doesn’t latch easily to the windshield header.
For a Mazda MX-5 service Perth, $257 covers a full service.
Mazda has a line of vans that can be used as a vehicle for the family or for commercial use. The series of vans include the E1800, the E2000, the E2200, and the E2500.
Here are some of the common problems and issues you have to be aware of.
Mazda E1800 Van Problems
● Head gasket failure is often mentioned in the list of Mazda E1800 issues. A quick look inside the header tank will let you know if there are problems. If you see the presence of oil, chances are the cylinder head has cracked.
● Mazda E1800 reliability concerns have been relayed by owners about the vehicle’s coolant hose that apparently cracks easily resulting in a loss of coolant, overheating, and contributes to head gasket failure.
● The brakes are a frequent inclusion in the summary of Mazda E1800 common problems as these tend to stiffen up. The rear brakes of the van are susceptible to oil leaks from the axle that may result in an imbalance in the hand braking system.
For a Mazda E1800 service Perth, $257 is for a full service, and will have your vehicle running smoothly again in no time.
Mazda E2000 Van Problems
● Transmission troubles might show up in a report on Mazda E2000 common problems. Owners of this vehicle claim they’ve experienced problems in shifting or of the van staying in gear.
● Drivers also report the hand braking system as one of the more serious Mazda E2000 issues.
● Having an underpowered engine is popularly cited among the common Mazda E2000 faults. Drivers share stories of being overtaken by semi-trucks on the highway.
For a Mazda E2000 service Perth, a full service is $257.
Mazda E2200 Van Problems
● Problems with the durability of the head gasket are pointed out among the most reported Mazda E2200 faults. The issue can lead to the van overheating.
● Owners of this van claim that among the more stubborn Mazda E2200 issues involves the disc brakes sticking after 25,000 kilometres.
● Sounds coming from the vehicle’s suspension are among the nagging Mazda E2200 common problems according to drivers. The suspension undergoes wear and tear quite fast which leads to cracks in the D-bushes and drop links.
For a Mazda E2200 service Perth, pricing is $257.
For any of the above issues, a quick google search of ‘Mazda repairs near me’ will reveal local service centres and mechanics nearby.
Mazda Service Prices
Here at Auto Smart Mechanical our service prices are competitive, especially that we’re a mobile mechanic and come to you at your home or workplace, which saves you valuable time and inconvenience by not having to take your car to a Mazda service centre and either wait around half a day or worse, drive off in a loaner car.
Our mobile Mazda service pricing starts at $257 for a 4 cylinder car up to $479 for truck servicing.
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