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2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring Long-Term Update 5

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/16/2015 Megan Stewart
2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring Long-Term Update 5

When you share the responsibilities of a long-term vehicle, things like car washes and maintenance sometimes slip through the cracks. We were a bit late for the first service, so we wanted to make sure our 2015 Mazda CX-5 long-termer was in good running condition as we prepared for a road trip up north in the coming month.

The CX-5 was a few hundred miles away from needing another 5,000-mile service; our first occurred at the 7,500-mile mark. With our crossover hitting 12,000 miles, it was recommended to us that we perform the 15,000-mile service. At that interval, the service includes a tire rotation, an oil change, a battery and brake check, a change of the OEM filters, an inspection of the belts and hoses, and more.

Related Link: Buying specs on the Mazda CX-5

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Sitting in the waiting room of dealerships while you wait for your car to get serviced is always an experience. Whenever I've needed to service a personal or press car, there's usually an employee from the sales side looking to get you to trade your car for something else. This time, while I was waiting for the CX-5, I couldn't escape a salesperson trying to get me into a new Mazda3.

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Two hours later, the service tech returned with my keys and the final bill of $203.41, with a voucher for $20 off our next service. While we may have jumped the gun a bit with this service, we felt it's better to be safe than sorry with our plans to drive up Interstate 5, where there is just desert to either side.

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