Same here every two years, I guess they reckon you don't use the brakes?I notice that in Mexico you are to change the brake fluid every 24 months, but in the US you never change it. My CX9 says the same thing?
Why is that? Presumably the brake fluid and brakes are the same.
It usually does, especially on newer vehicles. Most dealers remind customers every second service and it usually adds another $90 or so to a service.I called Mazda. They say the manual is correct; American brake fluid never has to be changed. I should watch the level, and if it gets low I should take it to a dealer for service.
I'd love to know why Mexican and British brake fluid has to be changed; but probably never will.
Are you saying you would on the Toyotas because it is only $90 and worth it, but on the CX3 it is much more expensive and not justified?It usually does, especially on newer vehicles. Most dealers remind customers every second service and it usually adds another $90 or so to a service.
I wouldn't dream of not changing it as it absorbs moisture. It used to be seen that there was the main problem as the moisture could boil and leave air in the system. For me the most important thing is protecting that ABS pump which would be monumentally expensive if it gets corrosion inside the extremely fine working parts. Sorry folks, but mine and the two little Toyotas that my daughters run gets done every two years without fail.
Now on a CX-3, the process according to the manual is a proper pita that calls for the rear calipers to be removed and completely de adjusted. I'm not sure I would go to that trouble as long as I could get a decent pedal.
Any decent name brand dot3 even dot4 will work although I believe almost all cars use dot4 now but some might drop down to more economical dot3 for cost purposes. Brake fluid is more 'universal' than other fluids since the key factor is it being new rather than special formulation with a few exceptions. I would just avoid specialty brake fluid for track racing applications as its made to work during extreme temps and is a little less effective in city driving.Is there an OEM Mazda brake fluid that can only be used? Or is any brand of SAE J1703 or FMVSS116 DOT-3 okay to use?