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4 Ways to Make Your Car Last Longer (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 10/7/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

A car is a huge expense.

It’s wise to Invest in your vehicle’s maintenance needs so it lasts as long as possible.

If you want to increase the ROI of your purchase, here’s what you should do.

1. Change the filter

Giving your car an oil change and swapping out the filter…

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5-Step Method to Clean Leather Car Seats (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/29/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

So you splurged on leather seats. You’re living in the lap of luxury.

The dream comes to a screeching halt once the leather seats become dingy and dirty.

Properly caring for your car’s seats will maintain the level of comfort and luxury you’re used to, as well as the vehicle’s value…

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How to Clean Your Car’s Steering Wheel (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/25/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

With a new year, you may have a renewed drive to keep your vehicle clean and tidy.

The better you take care of your vehicle, the longer it will last and the higher the resale value will be when you decide to get a new one.

Every time you get in your car, your hands manipulate the steering wheel, which means dirt, grime and oils from your hands touch your steering wheel – pretty much every day.

That can leave behind…

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Driving Tips to Keep Your Manual Transmission Humming (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/18/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

Manual transmissions aren’t for everyone.

In fact, more and more people not only don’t know how to drive them but they don’t even know you can still buy them.

However, the stick-shift car is alive and well, even if the majority of drivers eschew having to manually shift gears while behind the wheel.

If you prefer doing the work, use these tips to keep your engine in tip-top shape:

  • Don’t rest. Your hands, that is, on…

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Mazda 6 Accelerated Warm-Up System [Updated]

An idling car is bad for the environment.

In 2016, Mazda unveiled their Skyactiv accelerated warm-up system which tackled this problem.

Check out the video and see how it works and why you might want to consider a Mazda 6 for your new vehicle.

See for yourself

Stop by Serra Mazda and talk with our friendly sales staff about the accelerated warm-up technology in the Mazda 6.

Get behind the wheel and see how it works for yourself.

Have questions? We’re happy to help! Come see us today!

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5 Latest Vehicle Safety Features You’ll Be Thankful For

Seat belts used to be the only safety feature a vehicle had to offer.

Thankfully, times have changed.

The advancement in technology means that today’s vehicles are safer than ever before.

Take a look at the latest available safety features that come standard in many vehicles, as well as some that are available as options.

Backup cameras
Backup cameras aren’t exactly new to the scene, but starting in 2018, they’ll be a…
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Mazda Vehicle Spotlight: An Inside Look at the 2018 CX-5

It’s always a good thing when a vehicle seems more expensive than it actually is.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 falls into that category.

It’s the best looking and best driving crossover currently on the market.

Here’s what’s up with the CX-5.

What’s new?
One of the coolest new features on this Mazda is the cylinder deactivation system.

This technology shuts down two of the four cylinders when the car is…
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Mazda CX-5 versus Hyundai Tucson: Which Compact Crossover is for You?

The Hyundai Tucson and the Mazda CX-5 are among the highest rated compact crossover SUVs on the market.

They’re both worthy competitors that have different strengths. Doing a comparison of the two may be able to help you decide which of these vehicles suits your needs.

Let’s take a look at some of the stand-out features of each of these crossovers.

Both vehicles come in at a similar price. The base model…
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Car Wars: Mazda3 vs. Toyota Corolla

If the word “sedan” gives you mental images of boring, unexciting vehicles it’s time to update your idea of what a modern sedan really is.

The Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla are anything but mundane.

The problem is that you’re probably only going to buy one new car at a time, so which one should it be?

Doing a little comparison “shopping” may help you make the decision that’s just right for…
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2017 Mazda6: Small Improvements with Big Impact

The 2017 Mazda6 doesn’t look any different from its 2016 counterpart.

At least on the sleekly sophisticated outside.

A whole host of improvements have been made under the hood and in the interior, however.

Let’s dig into what’s new and how the 2017 Mazda6 is better than ever.

G-Vectoring Control
This is a new electronic widget that allows the Mazda6 to take corners with more agility.

iActive-Safety Assists
The 2017 model features…
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