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Safe Driving Tips for Teens

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 10/14/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Nothing strikes fear into a parent’s heart quite like watching their child drive away for the first time.


You’ve done your best to prepare them, but you have to let them go and trust that you’ve taught them well.


It’s never too late to remind them that safe driving happens well before you get behind the wheel. 


Let them know that preparing your vehicle for getting on the road is just as important as what you…

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How to Clean Your Car’s Seat Belts (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/9/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Your seat belt is all about safety.


That’s no secret.


What you may not have thought about is that your seat belts can take a beating. 


Every time you grab the belt to buckle up, oils from your hands soil the material. 


Spills from food or drinks combine with dirt to wreaks havoc on your seat belts.


If your seat belts are looking tired and dingy, it’s time to clean them up!

How to clean your seat belts…

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How to Clean Your Windshield (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/9/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


The open road.


The fresh breeze.


The music blaring.


These are just some of the perks of summertime and the open road.


But there’s a nasty side to nicer weather and driving your car.


And that’s the dirt, bugs and grime.


On your windshield, they’re a nuisance and a potential safety hazard.


Here’s how to care for the windshield to keep your vision clear.

1.Grab the supplies to wash your car. 

You’ll need a…

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Tips for a Fun, Safe Road Trip (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/5/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


With summer getting into full swing, there’s no better time to hit the road and enjoy some R&R.


You can escape from reality and enjoy the open road, but be sure to make your driving trip a safe, fun event for everyone.


Here’s what you can do.

1. Go off-road.

Instead of stopping for the standard fast-food fare, try something different.


Give everyone on the trip a chance to choose a new restaurant and be brave to…

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Avoid Driving Distractions With These Safe Driving Tips (Updated)

Avoid Driving Distractions With These Safe Driving Tips (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/4/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


 


Everybody needs a reminder about safe driving practices now and then.


Unfortunately, it’s easier to get distracted than ever, especially with texting your besties, listening to (loud) music, munching on a snack – and “games” like Pokemon Go – there’s always interference to deal with.


But here’s the thing: Driving while engaging in any of these activities is highly dangerous.


Sadly, there’s always one or two – or several – individuals…

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Mazda Shows Off a GLC hatch and Rotary-Engined Truck (UPDATED)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 4/26/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


A blast from the past can be a lot of fun.


For Mazda, innovation has always been par for the course.


And we’ve come a long way since these vehicles were the kings of the road.


Take a look back at where Mazda gets its inspiration for today’s hits.

1978 Mazda GLC (Great Little Car)


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1978 Mazda GLC (Great Little Car)


What the 1978 Mazda GLC lacks in power and performance, it makes up in charm.


The diminutive…

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Funny, Cute Baby Animal Videos Compilation (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 4/27/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


There’s no getting around it – new or used-car shopping can be trying. It can wear your patience thin.


At Serra Mazda, our knowledgeable, friendly sales staff will go the extra mile to help you find the perfect vehicle for your unique situation. Customer service is what we do best.


But even making choices about colors and styles can put you in a tizzy.


You know what you need?


Cuteness overload. It’s true.


It’s been scientifically proven that…

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Mazda 101: Get to Know Your Favorite Brand

 


You probably don’t recognize the name Jujiro Matsuda.


On January 30, 1920, he founded Toyo Cork Kogyo – a business that made cork – in Hiroshima, Japan.


Still not ringing a bell?


Try this: about a decade later, Toyo Cork Kogyo made its first automobile, soon changing their name to Mazda.


Now we’re talkin’.


Let’s take a look at how Mazda became one of the leading auto manufacturers.

1930s-1960s

The Mazda-Go made its debut in 1931.


It was a three-wheeled vehicle that looked like a motorcycle with a cargo-carrier on the back.


World War II and the bombing of…

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De-Bug Your Ride with These Clever Cleaning Tricks

 


With all the excitement that warmer weather brings, there’s one thing you may not think about.


Bugs.


As spring hits full swing, your car hits bugs – and lots of them.


You may wonder what alien substance they have inside them because they can be tough to scrub off your vehicle.


Here are some tried and true ways to rid your car of dead bugs.

Cleaners from an auto center

There are a few different…

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5 Must-Do Vehicle Maintenance Tasks for Spring

 

It’s that time of year again.


Once the sun comes out and the breezes become more warm than chilly, you probably want to get out more.


Before you do, there are some important steps you should take to make sure your vehicle is as ready for spring as you are.

1. Wash and Wax

You’re no stranger to the grit and grime that build up on your car during the winter months.


Not…

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