The Serra Mazda Blog

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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3 Transmission Don’ts (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/31/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


A vehicle is a huge investment.


Taking care of it will ensure that it lasts a long time.


One of the most expensive things to replace on your vehicle is the transmission.


Here are some transmission FAQs to help you take good care of this important system.

1. Should I coast down a hill in neutral?

Many people think that they’ll save on fuel if they put their car in neutral and coast down a hill.


It seems to…

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3 Must-Have Car Accessories (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/2/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Needs vs. wants.


When it comes to accessories for your vehicle, some are just nice to have, while others are a necessity.


Many drivers spend a lot of time in their cars, shuttling kids around to after-school activities and getting to and from work.


Why not make your vehicle as safe and user-friendly as possible?


Consider these nifty gadgets:

1. Health monitor for your car

A Bluetooth-enabled monitor connects to your car’s systems via a sensor plug.


You can…

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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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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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You Don’t Want to Miss Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X Vehicle Dynamics Control Technologies (Updated)

You Don’t Want to Miss Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X Vehicle Dynamics Control Technologies (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 7/29/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


It was 2016 when Mazda Motor Corporation announced SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS, a series of new-generation vehicle motion control technologies.


The first in the series, G-Vectoring Control was introduced to all new-generation models starting with the updated Mazda3.


The technology has come a long way, and 2019 will debut an even better version: SKYACTIV-X

Rewind to 2016

Part of the SKYACTIV series, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS technologies provided integrated control…

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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 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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