Luckily for Mazda owners, repairing a Mazda isn’t particularly expensive, at least compared to most other automotive manufacturers. RepairPal figured Mazda’s average annual repair cost to be $462, while the average for all car brands is $652. RepairPal ranks Mazda in fifth place overall compared to 32 car brands, as well.
That said, all cars need work as they age. We asked Jessica Campbell, Director of Marketing at Endurance, about the most common repairs at the company and here’s what she said:
“Transmissions are the most common repair claim, followed by water pumps. Repair costs can vary widely depending on several factors, including vehicle type, model, age, and the complexity of the individual repair.”
What Mazda Coverage Do You Already Have?
If you recently purchased a new Mazda, you’re automatically covered under its 3-year/36,000-mile factory warranty, known as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. All new Mazda vehicles also come with a 5-year/60,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and 3 years/36,000 miles of roadside assistance.
While the coverage doesn’t last for very long, it’s fairly comprehensive. The New Vehicle Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage, and the Powertrain Limited Warranty offers coverage for the powertrain. If a covered part fails and causes a breakdown, Mazda will tow you to the nearest dealer as part of its roadside assistance coverage.
If you purchased a certified pre-owned vehicle, you have two types of coverage. First, you’ll have the remaining warranty coverage left on your vehicle. Second, Mazda extends the original factory warranty by 1 year/12,000 miles and the powertrain warranty to 7 years/100,000 miles for all certified pre-owned vehicles.
Keep these terms in mind when deciding when to buy your extended warranty and what systems you want to cover.
What Mazda Customers Say
In 2023, we surveyed 1,000 people from across the country who had purchased extended warranties from their car’s manufacturer. Out of the total, only 13 respondents had purchased a Mazda extended warranty. Eleven of the 13 Mazda owners were satisfied with their coverage to varying degrees, even including some who never needed to use it for repairs.