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Mazda CX-3 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government (Updated)


This post was originally published on 5/5/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

In market for a safe, reliable used vehicle?

Let’s take a look back at the 2016 Mazda CX-3.

Five stars for safety

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact SUV earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2016 CX-3 received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the CX-3.

Standard safety equipment on the 2016 CX-3 includes…

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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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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 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)


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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Here’s How to Estimate Your Car Insurance Before You Buy


You’re pretty excited about your new ride.

You’ve chosen a color, make, model, and decided to go for the roof rack and all the bells and whistles.

But don’t forget one of the most important things: Car insurance.

Here’s what you need to know about calculating your insurance costs before you buy.

Figuring out your automobile insurance costs

There’s actually a great tool you can try out here.

But that’s not the only way to figure things out.

You can get an idea by understanding what factors an insurance company takes into account.

  • The…

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Mazda Lovers Rejoice! The 2019 Mazda3 Is on the Way


Mazda enthusiasts are kicking up their heels about the stunning latest Mazda3.

It’s a sight to behold.

But the outside isn’t the only thing that’s worth talking about.

Take a look at what’s new.

Incredible interior

One of the most notable things going on inside the new Mazda3 is the technology.

The infotainment screen can be described in one word: Enormous.

Because the screen is so large and inclusive, there aren’t a whole lot of buttons on the center console.

You’ll also get a much more premium feel than older models. Think leather, soft-touch…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Test Drive


Buckle up.

Taking a test drive is probably the most important aspect of choosing a new vehicle.

To get the most out of the experience – and get a vehicle that’s truly the best fit for you – there are some things you need to know.

Here are some questions to think about before, during, and after your test drive.

Before the test drive

Your experience with a vehicle begins before you even get in. Try to answer these questions.

  • Is the car easy to get into? If you bump your head or have to maneuver your body like a contortionist…

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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.


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.


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.


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