Archive for September, 2016

Pumpkin Patches near Birmingham, AL

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Pumpkin Patches near Birmingham, AL

Now that the autumn season has officially begun, we here at Serra Mazda are in full-swing fall mode celebrating our favorite season. One way we love to celebrate fall is by taking our families to local pumpkin patches in hopes of finding the perfect pumpkin. We all want to win a carving contest, after all! Take a look below at some of our favorite pumpkin patches to visit each year! (more…)

What advanced safety features are available on the 2017 Mazda6?

Monday, September 26th, 2016
What advanced safety features are available on the 2017 Mazda6

We have been thoroughly impressed with the 2017 Mazda6 since its features and specs were announced many months ago. We were even more impressed when the 2017 Mazda6 arrived at our dealership. The sedan comes jam-packed with standard and available features that are sure to knock your socks off, and some of our favorites are the advanced safety features that come available with the 2017 Mazda6. (more…)

Does the 2017 Mazda CX-3 have available Apple CarPlay?

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Does the 2017 Mazda CX-3 have available Apple CarPlay

With many automakers introducing technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to their models, we here at Serra Mazda started wondering whether the 2017 Mazda CX-3 would come available with these smartphone-compatible technologies. (more…)

How to know if you need to change your transmission fluid

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
How to know if you need to change your transmission fluid

As a general rule of thumb, if your car starts doing something a little funky, you probably shouldn’t wait too long to get it checked out. You especially don’t want to mess around when it comes to your vehicle’s transmission. Transmission replacements can come with a hefty price tag, so it’s important to take care of your transmission and give it a little TLC if you notice it acting up. Although you rarely need to change your vehicle’s transmission fluid, knowing the signs of bad or dirty transmission fluid can save you a huge headache down the road. (more…)

Halloween Haunted Houses near Birmingham, AL

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Halloween Haunted Houses attractions near Birmingham, AL

While it may still consistently be above 90° in the Birmingham area, we can’t help but get excited for fall to start and Halloween festivities to begin. It’s never too early to plan out your fall activities, and one of our favorite things to do during the season is check out the Halloween haunted houses near Birmingham. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites, and feel free to let us know if we’ve missed any other great ones! (more…)

Looking for a Family-Friendly Mazda Car?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Serra Mazda knows how important your family is to you. That’s why we’re here to tell you about the most family-friendly cars in our expansive new Mazda inventory. Mazda has always been known for safe, comfortable, and sophisticated cars, so why not consider making one of these models one of your own?


2016 Mazda CX-9: If you’re looking for something in the crossover arena, look no further than the 2016 Mazda CX-9. One of the best features about this impressive vehicle is the Lane Keep Assist system—a new high-tech capability that keeps your car in the right lane and helps protect your family from danger. Beyond intense safety, this vehicle features a comfortable and spacious interior so you can fit everything you need inside with ease.


2016 Mazda CX-5: This is one of the safest Mazda vehicles on our lot. An IIHS 2016 Top Safety Pick+, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 features a number of “smart safety features” such as Smart Brake Support and blind spot monitoring. This compact SUV features great fuel economy and a number of customization options to make it one-of-a-kind.


2016 Mazda3: Because we know how much equipment comes with kids, we understand how important space becomes. That’s why we’re huge advocates of the 2016 Mazda3. This hatchback gives you high performance alongside superior craftsmanship and smart design. With SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, you’ll stay safe, connected, and entertained no matter where your family goes.


There’s only one way to determine which vehicle is best for your family. Visit Serra Mazda to get behind the wheel of these three models for a test drive. Go ahead and bring your family so you can get a wide variety of opinions and choose something that makes everyone happy. Our Mazda dealership is located at 1503 Gadsden Highway and we gladly serve the Birmingham and Alton, AL areas. We’re excited to see you soon!

Major specifications of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Major specifications of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

With the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF set to hit dealerships in 2017, we here at Serra Mazda couldn’t help but wonder what some of the specifications for the new roadster would be. After doing some research, we can’t wait to share our findings with you because we know you’ll be just as excited as we are! (more…)

Features and specs of the 2017 Mazda6

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Features and specs of the 2017 Mazda6

With the release of the 2017 Mazda6 quickly approaching, Mazda has started to release more and more information about the sedan. We here at Serra Mazda can’t wait to fill you in on some of the major features and specs of the 2017 Mazda6. (more…)

Should I Lease or Buy my Mazda Vehicle?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The car-buying process can be complicated. Luckily, the staff at Serra Mazda is knowledgeable in your financing options and will gladly answer your questions to find you the route that works best for you. But first, let’s break it down so you can get a better idea of what’s involved.


Why should you lease? It’s a good option if you’re feeling the “new car itch” and are simply looking to upgrade your current car or you’re interested in the latest and greatest models. Leasing generally gives you lower monthly payments, but can be restricting when it comes to mileage. You’ll have to work out a pre-determined amount of time to have the vehicle, and will simply bring it back in when your lease is up to either renew or choose something new.


It makes sense to buy a car when you’re looking for no penalty fees and unlimited mileage usage. Some downsides include the necessary down payment and your responsibility to pay for any damages, but at least you know the car is yours. Buying a new car means you have a better chance to get it made to order without any dings and receive a great warranty. Plus, the newer the car, the better the technology and special features. And if you’re investing that much money, you should want to have the best of the best.


Serra Mazda is dedicated to serving our customers. Visit our Mazda dealership at 1503 Gadsden Highway in Trussville, AL—a short distance from Birmingham, Pell City, and Ashville—to discuss your car and financing needs. Don’t forget about our constant deals and specials! We invite you to stop by our financing department to talk through the details and crunch some numbers.

How often do I need to change the oil in my 2016 Mazda CX-5?

Friday, September 9th, 2016
How often do I need to change the oil in my 2016 Mazda CX-5

Keeping up with your car’s maintenance schedule can be difficult for even the most organized people. Things get especially complicated when you hear contrasting opinions on how often your vehicle needs to be serviced. The rule of thumb used to be that you needed to have your oil changed every three months or 3,000 miles. Experts are now saying that your vehicle can safely go a little longer in between oil changes. So what’s the truth? (more…)

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