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Skidplate for 2014-2018 Mazda 3

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Mazda 3 Skid Plate for 2014-2018
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Whether you’re looking to replace a broken plastic undertray or need some extra protection for those tough winter months, look no further than the CorkSport Mazda3 Aluminum Skid Plate.

The OE plastic skid trays are prone to breakage, especially if you drive a lowered car. The CorkSport unit is not only an OE replacement but an upgrade that offers extra protection without losing ground clearance.

Check out the video and info below for full details.

The CorkSport Advantage

2014-2018 Mazda 3 skid tray

OE Fitment

The CorkSport Mazda3 Skidtray directly bolts in OE locations with no modifications needed. It was designed specifically for the 2014-2018 Mazda3 and test fit on multiple cars to ensure it works with the small variations that come with plastic front bumpers. The skid tray retains the two-piece design and oil access of OE so there is no added difficulty when working on your car. It even works with the OE Mazda front air dam (aka front lip)!

2014-2016 Mazda 3 Skidplate

Ideal for Lowered Vehicles

Driving a lowered car with the CorkSport MazdSkid Tray offers extra peace of mind when traversing bumps, potholes, or rocks that would normally tear up your fragile OE skid tray. Extra protection for the engine and other under-hood components is gained without losing any ground clearance.

3rd Gen Mazda 3 skid tray

Materials & Manufacturing

The CorkSport Aluminum Skid Tray is manufactured from 0.090” 5052 Aluminum for protection from rocks and other road debris while minimizing added weight. The material is laser cut and precision formed to ensure that it always fits great. Testing has shown the skid trays can take plenty of abuse without failure; we even have one for protection on the CorkSport Mazda 3 racecar.

By using stainless steel “ button head” bolts to attach the skid plate, we eliminate the risk of corrosion and the potential for snags with typical hex head bolts.

 Additional Features

    • Vehicle Fitment: 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Hatchback & Sedan
    • Designed in America: Designed in Vancouver, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest.
    • CorkSport Service & Support: Receive a 2-year warranty, full-color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone installation support at (360)260-2675.


  • The CorkSport Skidtray has not been tested on vehicles with aftermarket front bumpers or non-OE front lips. Modification may be required for fitment.


How To Install Your CorkSport Mazda 3 Skidtray

It will take you one hour to install the CorkSport Mazda3 Skidtray with our easy-to-use instructions.

2 hr Install Time

2 Hour Install Time

Difficulty: 2/5

2/5 Difficulty

2-Year Warranty

2-Year Warranty



The CorkSport Skidplate is very easy to install, and very durable. It is a precision fit, and It has gone through some tough environments as well. We also have one on our 2021 Mazda 3, and that one has been through rough train tracks with pavement that was sitting up high, and it protected the bottom of our car as we smacked the ground! A small price for a piece of mind.
As someone who previously owned a different metal skidplate I can say this is a HUGE improvement. This Corksport skidplate is significantly easier to install, covers a much larger portion of my underbody, doesn't rust thanks to the aluminum construction and stainless hardware, and is extremely durable. My old metal skidplate only covered directly underneath the motor, it would rust, and was susceptible to bending fairly easily if hit. This skidplate is absolutely fantastic especially for someone like me who lives in an area with harsh winters, and I love that it retains access to the oil filter and plug just like OEM. An absolute must-have for lowered cars!
Have to give this a great review I’ve had no problems with it and has been on my car for 3 years and now I am going to be buying another the skid plate has taken another that gets thrown at it with my car is a lot with being an inch off. The ground the skid plate that’s everywhere if you wanna see how much it can take check out my instagram thelowmz3
Lightweight and durable, the CS aluminum skid plate is a great addition to any lowered vehicle, especially if you live in areas where your undercarriage can be threatened by rocks, snow, ice, etc.

I've had the plate on for a few months now and it definitely gives me peace of mind while I'm out and about, my OE tray was trashed by a chunk of ice in the road and I no longer worry.

Install was also super easy and straightforward, the instructions are well laid out and leave no questions unanswered. Removal for work is also really easy, and having access to the oil drain plug is a big help.
The CorkSport aluminum skid plate while simple is quite a solid piece, and fits better than OEM. Installation is simple and straightforward using the supplied hardware. Once installed you will still have access to oil plug and filter via removable door. This took me about 45 minutes total and I have not had any issues with mounting hardware coming loose over thousands of miles.

If your OEM tray is damaged or missing I would highly consider upgrading or replacing with this skid plate, it got that way for a reason. This will give you piece of mind as it will help protect your vehicle from potential damage from road debris and the elements. This is especially important if you have added aftermarket components, wiring, hoses etc.

Overall I am quite satisfied, there have already been a few instances on less than ideal road surfaces or encounters with debris that I have not had to worry about potential damage. This peace of mind is well worth the cost.
Purchased to test fit on a ‘18 Mazda3 we track race. Come to find out it fit with no modifications to facelift models. Upgraded the hardware to 10mm bolt heads and washers, then bolted the drain cover on to reduce risk of it coming off. Looks good and adds more protection then the factory plastic cover. Will be testing it’s protect on track next event.
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Will you have this for the 2015 Mazda 6?

Asked by Girard Torre | 06/24/2022, 07:39 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit a 1st gen CX-5 or will you be making one for that gen like you have for the 2nd gen CX-5 (2017+)?

Asked by Justin Jarosz | 12/12/2021, 09:54 AM | 1 answer(s)

Is there a cutout to change the oil or do you have to remove the whole thing to access the oil plug?

Asked by Alex wood | 07/26/2021, 08:37 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will you be making a skid plate for the 2021 Mazda 3 Sedan?

Asked by Antonio | 05/25/2021, 05:22 PM | 1 answer(s)

will this fit the 2020 mazda3 hatchback?

Asked by Abner Chimalpopoca | 07/07/2020, 05:14 PM | 1 answer(s)

Would this fit a 2016 CX-3?

Asked by Trayvion Sims | 04/21/2020, 09:22 PM | 1 answer(s)
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