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Check Out the Best Car Shows Happening in Ohio This November

Fall is a busy time for car-show enthusiasts.


It’s your chance to get out and meet up with others who share your love for all things automotive.


There are a lot of events going on around Ohio that you’ll want to add to your calendar.


Which ones will you be attending?

1. Springfield Swap Meet and Car Show

The Springfield Swap Meet and Car Show will be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio. It will run for two days: Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, 2019. The hours for both days’ festivities are 8…

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Mazda Safety: Rear Seat Reminder to Save Children From Heatstroke

True innovation solves pressing problems.


Mazda has joined up with other automakers to solve a life-threatening issue that has become more common in recent years.


They’re adding rear-seat reminder systems to all their new vehicles to prompt parents and other caregivers to check the backseat for children.


This is just the latest in the automobile industry’s crusade to make vehicles safer for children, including increasing awareness of the dangers of leaving children alone in a vehicle. 

The commitment

Auto manufacturers, like Mazda, will introduce a variety of methods for reminding parents and caregivers to check the backseat for…

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel: What You Need to Know

 


Mazda enthusiasts have been waiting a long time.


The brand started talking about bringing an efficient powerful diesel vehicle to the United States in 2010.


There was a lot of excitement but nothing happened.


Until now.


The Mazda CX-5 diesel arrived this year.


Here’s what you need to know about this long-awaited vehicle.

CX-5 diesel by the numbers

Let’s take a look at the stats.


Starting price: $41,000

Fuel economy: 27 mpg city/30 mpg highway

Engine: SkyActiv-D 2.2 Liter diesel

Horsepower: 168

Torque: 310 pound-feet

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Exterior flair

The massive grille grabs your…

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Safety First: It’s Time to Add a 2019 Mazda6 to Your Vehicle Family

 


“Top safety pick.”


The words you want to hear when you’re shopping for a new vehicle, right?


If you wholeheartedly agree, your next vehicle should be a 2019 Mazda6.


Here’s what you need to know about this designation and how this model checks all the boxes.

The criteria

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, non-governmental, safety-testing organization that receives its funding from the insurance industry.


Their picks for the safest vehicles are respected by consumers, car manufacturers, and dealers.


When the IIHS is evaluating a car, here’s what they’re looking at test…

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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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5 Signs You Need a New Car (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 10/3/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


Holding onto a car that’s still chugging along makes sense, especially if enjoying a life with no car payments.


But there will come a time when you’ll need to retire old faithful and invest in a new model that’s likely a lot more reliable, too.


Here are five signs it’s time to give your tried-and-true vehicle a rest.

1. It’s becoming an embarrassment

Got teenagers?


They’ll act as a “thermostat” for your car’s…

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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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