2014 Mazda 3: 15,000-Mile Service
September 23, 2014
It's been about 7,500 miles since we brought our 2014 Mazda 3 in for regular scheduled maintenance. The Mazda bellowed "FEED ME OIL" by way of its little orange wrench lighting up last week. We obliged by taking it to nearby Santa Monica Mazda for its 15,000-mile service.
The service encompasses an oil and filter change, tire rotation, replacement air filter and disc brake inspection. We also voiced our irritation about the recurring creaking dashboard.
Pretty straightforward stuff, and we didn't expect the Mazda to be out of service for long. We dropped it off late in the day and picked it up the next morning.
Bad news first. For the first time in recorded history, service technicians were unable to recreate a problem with a car. The dash noise will undoubtedly manifest again in a week or so. The normal maintenance work, on the other hand, was completed without a problem.
Total cost: $96.60
Cameron Rogers, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 14,100 miles