Mazda CX-3 Tire Pressure

Mazda CX-3 tire inflation pressures range around 33 to 36 psi based on the production year, trim and original equipment tire sizes.

It is vital to maintain proper tire inflation pressures for Mazda CX-3 tires. Low tire pressure and underinflated tires can lead to uneven and excessive tire wear, poor handling and reduced fuel economy. High tire pressure and overinflated tires can result in reduced traction, poor braking and can even be a cause of a tire blowout. Check tire pressure regularly and maintain correct tire inflation for Mazda CX-3 to enjoy a safe and comfortable drive, save money on gas and keep auto insurance premiums low.

Recommended tire pressure for Mazda CX-3 is determined by the manufacturer based on its characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. You can find Mazda CX-3 recommended tire pressure in owner's manual or on a tire placard on the side of driver's door or door jam. Mazda CX-3 tire inflation will be listed in psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kilopascals). Keep in mind that tire inflation listed on tire sidewall is the maximum air pressure the tire can hold to carry its maximum load, and not necessarily the recommended tire pressure for Mazda CX-3. Mazda CX-3 may have different recommended tire pressure settings for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires.

To check Mazda CX-3 tire pressure you will need to know its recommended tire inflation and a tire pressure gauge. Check tire inflation when tires are "cold" and have not been driven for at least 3 hours. Adjust Mazda CX-3 tire inflation to the recommended tire pressure levels as needed by adding air with a tire inflator.

If you replace Mazda CX-3 original equipment tires with optional or plus tire sizes, make sure to follow guidelines on how to apply tire load inflation tables when replacing Mazda CX-3 tires to find proper tire pressure for new tires. Always refer to the Mazda CX-3 owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of replacement tires.

Mazda CX-3 tire pressure fluctuates with ambient temperatures, so when temperatures drop tires may lose approximately 1 psi of air pressure for every 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. During winter Mazda CX-3 tires can be inflated 3 to 5 psi above the recommended tire pressure settings to compensate for lower temperatures. Never overinflate above psi indicated on tire sidewall. Make sure to check tire pressure regularly in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads. Consult owner's manual for recommended winter tire pressure for Mazda CX-3.

If your Mazda CX-3 is made after 2007, it should be equipped with tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that uses tire pressure sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low. When Mazda CX-3 low tire pressure warning light is on, check all tires for low air pressure and inflate as needed. Refer to owner's manual on how to reset Mazda CX-3 tire pressure monitoring system.

Select model year between 2016 and 2019 to find recommended tire pressure for Mazda CX-3 tires to improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life and drive safely.