Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

How to Locate and Identify 7 Common Vehicle Fluid Leaks

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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How to Locate A Leak Under Your Mazda Vehicle

After owning a vehicle for a while, odds are that at some point you will come across a puddle of leaking liquid sitting under it. At first, suspecting a leak in your vehicle can be alarming and you might start to worry if your vehicle is safe to drive before fixing the leak. There are a few tips and tricks on how to locate a leak under your Mazda vehicle and this guide is here to help. Continue reading to find out how to locate and identify which part of your Mazda vehicle is leaking. (more…)

What Are the Scheduled Service Intervals for My Mazda CX-5?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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2019 Mazda CX-5 Maintenance and Service Schedule

Are you a new Mazda CX-5 owner? You might be asking yourself what the scheduled service intervals are for your new vehicle. We at Serra Mazda know that it can be difficult to keep track of what systems and parts need to be checked and it can be hard to know when exactly it all needs to be done. That’s why we’ve put together this 2019 Mazda CX-5 maintenance and service schedule to help you keep your vehicle’s parts and systems in check. (more…)

Has My Mazda Been Recalled?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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What Do I Do If My Vehicle is Recalled?

Vehicle recalls occur for a number of reasons and they do not always mean that your vehicle has been affected or needs servicing. Recalls occur when there is a vehicle model that has a safety-related defect, or some part of the vehicle does not comply with a federal safety standard. You can check for recalls online or if your vehicle has been recalled you will receive an alert in the mail. So, what do you do if your vehicle is recalled? Keep reading to find out what to do after a recall and how to check if your vehicle is affected. (more…)

Get Road Trip Ready at the Serra Mazda Service Center

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Where Can I Get My Car Ready for a Road Trip in Trussville, AL?

Getting our vehicles ready for miles of travel is one of the most important steps in getting ready to hit the road for a summer road trip. At Serra Mazda, we offer a summer road trip service package deal that will get your vehicle in good health for your upcoming trip. Continue reading to learn about this service package as well as what else you need to do to get your car ready for a road trip.

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Where Can I Get My Vehicle Repaired After a Storm?

Sunday, May 5th, 2019
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Storm and Weather Damage Vehicle Repair in Jefferson County

As the seasons change and summer approaches, we must be prepared for the arrival of extreme weather. Hail, thunderstorms, and severe winds are just three of the many weather phenomena that can cause serious damage to our vehicles throughout the summer. But what do we do if our vehicle has experienced damage from one of these storms? Serra Mazda is a great place to receive vehicle repair service in Jefferson County after a storm or severe weather. Keep reading to learn more about the services available at Serra Mazda in Trussville, AL.

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When to change the oil in a 2018 Mazda CX-5

Sunday, June 10th, 2018
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How often does a 2018 Mazda CX-5 need an oil change?

As many, many SUV families already know, the Mazda CX-5 has had great success in recent years. With a luxurious interior, state-of-the-art technology systems, and so much more, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is no exception to this legacy of supremacy; rather it’s the best example yet. As much as car costumers already know about the Mazda CX-5, there are still a few things that they may not think to ask about until after purchasing this fan-favorite SUV. For example, how often does a 2018 Mazda CX-5 need an oil change? We have everything you need to know, so keep on reading! (more…)

Mazda wrench symbol meaning

Friday, June 8th, 2018
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No matter which model you choose to call your own, It’s always unsettling when a dashboard light comes on in your Mazda. With a car this advanced and state-of-the-art, there are countless intricate parts that make up your Mazda. With next-level engineering, features, and technology, a Mazda is simply made better than the rest. Even then, it’s still important to keep your car in tip-top shape. In other words, when an indicator light comes on, it’s always best practice to address it as soon as possible. The sooner you take care of it, the sooner that annoying little light will go away! One of the dashboard lights that may encounter is the infamous wrench symbol. What causes that little light to turn on? What is the Mazda wrench symbol meaning? (more…)

How Do I Tell if I Need New Windshield Wipers?

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Indications and Signs that you Should Replace your Wiper Blades

Wiper blades are often a forgotten part of our overall vehicle maintenance, but they are a crucial factor in remaining safe while driving. Today, we’re going to walk you through the indications and signs that you should replace your wiper blades so that you can make sure your visibility is uncompromised and you have the best driving experience possible.

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Serra Mazda tackles synthetic versus conventional oil debate

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Do I have to use synthetic oil in my Mazda?

One of the great debates among automotive enthusiasts is synthetic oil versus conventional oil. Both types of oil have lots of benefits and ultimately both kinds of motor oil do the same job, lubricate engine components to keep the motor running. It’s rather common for our service department staff to have people wonder if Mazda requires synthetic oil in their cars. Our sales team has spoken with a number of experts and did their own online research. Hopefully, what we have found will help put this debate to bed once and for all. If it has been a while since you’ve been in for an oil change, make an appointment with the Serra Mazda Service Department today. (more…)

How can I make Mazda tires last longer?

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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How to get the longest life out of Mazda tires

The tires on a Mazda sedan, hatchback or crossover SUV can be easy to overlook. Many of us are guilty of taking granted that we don’t ever have to really pay attention to them — until it’s too late. Murphy’s Law of anything that can go wrong, will – may have been exclusively written about tires. Flats always seem to happen in the worst possible location when the worst possible weather is happening. There are a few simple things you can do to help get the most life out of Mazda tires. Like most things in the automotive world, a little attention goes a long way which will keep you – and your car – happy.  (more…)

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