Archive for December, 2016

What makes Mazda vehicles so safe?

Thursday, December 29th, 2016
Mazda standard safety features

Earlier this month, Mazda announced that three of its vehicles, the 2017 Mazda6, 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Mazda3, all earned Top Safety Pick+ awards from the IIHS. This announcement got us thinking about the features and specs that make Mazda vehicles so safe. (more…)

When to Lease or Buy?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016


Are you a little confused about the options you have when purchasing a new car? It’s a lot of information to digest and you have multiple options to choose from. Serra Mazda can help explain the differences between leasing and buying so you can fully understand what kind of a situation you’re getting into.


So when should you lease a Mazda vehicle? Think of it as taking out a loan: You’re borrowing the entire value of the car and you pay it back, depending on how much you pay as a down-payment or have in trade-in value. When your lease is up, you can renew it or return the vehicle and take out a lease on a new car. Typically, drivers who consistently have a “new car itch” will go down this route, or those who are looking for a lower payment no matter what. You can switch vehicles faster without paying as much for new models, but in the long-term it’s cheaper to buy the car. Many leases also restrict how many miles you can put on the car.


It makes sense to buy if you’re looking to keep the car long-term and you are comfortable making higher payments. With this option, you’re free to drive as much and as long as you want and you don’t have to worry about minor damages as much. You aren’t tied down to a contract either, so you can trade-in or sell the car whenever you like.


Now that you know a bit more, look at your financial situation and crunch some numbers before visiting our financing department. It’s best to give our Mazda dealership all the information at once so we can answer your questions and help you make a decision efficiently. We even have a few online tools for you to use, so feel free to check those out as well. Serra Mazda has years of experience helping Alabama residents figure out the best road to take.

How Mazda’s Forward Obstruction Warning works

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
Mazda's Forward Obstruction Warning

New vehicle technology is constantly evolving, and our team here at Serra Mazda likes to keep you in the loop with all things Mazda. That’s why we do our best to break down complicated technology features often found in Mazda vehicles. Read on to find out how one of our favorite safety innovations, Mazda’s Forward Obstruction Warning, works! (more…)

When will the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF arrive at dealerships?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF features and specs

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF was originally set to arrive in showrooms across the country in January 2017, but we are beyond excited to announce that the great roadster has arrived at Serra Mazda Birmingham early! (more…)

New Year’s Eve celebrations in Birmingham, AL

Friday, December 16th, 2016

If you’re lucky enough to live in Trussville, you’ve got your pick of the litter on how you want to spend your New Year’s Eve. There a bunch of great New Year’s Eve celebrations happening in nearby Birmingham, so we’ve picked out a few of our favorites. (more…)

What to expect on the new 2017 Mazda CX-5

Friday, December 16th, 2016
2017 Mazda CX-5 features and specs

2017 Mazda CX-5 model information

You team here at Serra Mazda likes to keep you informed and in-the-know on all things Mazda, so when more information about the 2017 Mazda CX-5 was released, we knew we had to share it with you. We’re big believers that secrets don’t make friends, after all! (more…)

When Is It Time to Buy a New Mazda Car?

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

At Serra Mazda, you have a multitude of options to choose from when it comes to body size, style, and extra features. And if you’re looking for something new or you’re interested in trading your current car in for something different, the process can be a bit overwhelming and confusing. Serra Mazda is here to help you determine why it might be the perfect time to buy.


Family Needs Change: Whether you’re expanding or navigating to more events, this is a common reason why you need an upgrade. Sometimes a small sedan just won’t cut it anymore if you have more than two kiddos with different needs. If you need more room for transporting bikes, sporting equipment, and luggage, check out the Mazda CX-9: It has enormous cargo room and can seat up to seven.


Better Fuel Efficiency: If you see your current vehicle eating at your wallet, it may be time to make a change. Look for a vehicle that has great fuel efficiency to give yourself ease of mind. Just take the 2017 Mazda3s: It’s reported to get 40 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city.


Driving Differences: Are you tired of the same practical, commute-friendly vehicle? Want to add a little adventure in your life? The Mazda CX-5 is a good balance between the two: It’s easy to navigate throughout the city, but is readily available to head into muddy, rocky, and uneven terrain if necessary.


Serra Mazda will gladly show you each model you’re interested in and even put you behind the wheel in a test drive. Our Alabama Mazda dealership wants you to feel comfortable with the process, so we’ll do whatever it takes to help you get there. When you’re ready, visit us at 1503 Gadsden Highway in Trussville, AL.

Understanding 2017 Mazda3 trim levels

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
2018 Mazda3 vs 2017 Mazda3 Comparison

The 2017 Mazda3 comes in three trim levels, Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, and we know how difficult it can be to find information on specific trim levels. Our team at Serra Mazda Birmingham wants to help you out with every step of your car-shopping journey, so we’ve put together a detailed comparison of the features and specs you can expect to find on each trim. (more…)

2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Mazda3 hatchback

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Mazda3_o

Two of our favorite hatchbacks in the market right now are the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and the 2017 Mazda3 5-door. Both of these great vehicles offer impressive fuel economy ratings and generous interior space, but what are the key differences between the two, and which would be a better fit for your needs? (more…)

How to participate in Mazda’s Drive for Good® campaign

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Top Tips for Retaining Your Car’s Resale Value

Drivers in the market for a new vehicle have a perfect opportunity to give back to those in need when they test drive, purchase or lease a new Mazda. Mazda’s fourth annual Drive For Good® event launched on November 21 and will conclude on January 3, 2017. Want to learn more about this great event and how you can get involved? Read on for details! (more…)

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