Where is the Spare Tire in the 2016 Mazda6?

October 15th, 2015 by

The 2016 Mazda6 is one of the most popular midsize sedans on sale this year, and it’s no wonder why. From its sporty and refined performance to its groundbreaking fuel economy and premium cabin materials, it’s hard to find more for your money anywhere in this segment. As with any new car, though, there are some things you’ll realize you want to figure out once you’ve had it for a while. One question we get here at the Cox Mazda service department is where to find the spare tire in the 2016 Mazda6.

How to Access Your Spare Tire

Here’s a step by step guide to gaining access to the 2016 Mazda6’s spare tire:

  1. Use the Mazda6 advanced keyless entry system to pop the lid of the trunk.
  2. Pull up the floor of the trunk, which also serves as a partition from a lower compartment below the trunk.
  3. There, you’ll find the donut spare that comes standard on the Mazda6.
  4. You’ll also find some of the tools for removing an old tire and mounting the spare in a visible compartment on the right, while the rest are inside a compartment on the left beneath a black plastic shield.

Mazda Roadside Assistance

Taking care of a flat tire can seem like an intimidating task. Luckily, the 2016 Mazda6 comes with emergency roadside assistance for the first three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. This includes help with things like a dead battery, low gas, and a flat tire, and comes alongside the 2016 Mazda6 other standard warranties, which include a 3-year / 36,000-mile basic warranty, as well as a 5-year / 60,000-mile drivetrain warranty.

How to Avoid a Flat Tire

The tried and true test for knowing whether you need new tires is quite simple. All you’ll need for this one is a penny. Place the penny upside down upon the grooves in your vehicle’s tires. If you can always see the top of Lincoln’s head, that means you have low tread and your tires need to be replaced.

You can avoid having to replace your tires too often by making sure you take care of regularly scheduled tire rotations and wheel alignments. This will ensure that the tire tread wears out more gradually by spreading it out evenly across the tires.

Schedule Tire Maintenance at Cox Mazda

Cox Mazda is happy to take care of all your tire needs. Schedule maintenance with us, and be sure to check out our rotating list of service specials. If you have any other maintenance questions about the 2016 Mazda6, don’t hesitate to contact our service team at (941) 749-2701.