Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

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…)

How Do I Adjust the Rear Power Liftgate On My Mazda?

Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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How to Set the Height on Mazda Power Liftgate

If your garage has low ceilings there is nothing more frustrating than getting home to unload a trunk full of groceries and your rear liftgate hits the ceiling when it opens. Mazda solves this issue by offering a Rear Power Liftgate with programmable height adjustment on the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9. This setting allows you to control how far your liftgate opens so you don’t bump the ceiling and also so that it doesn’t open out of reach. But how do we set the height on a Mazda power liftgate? Keep reading to find out. (more…)

Do I Need to Update My Mazda Apple CarPlay?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
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Updating and Using Apple CarPlay in 2019 Mazda6

Mazda continues to release high-tech vehicles that feature all of the latest technologies and the 2019 Mazda6 is no exception. The 2019 Mazda6 lineup includes five trim levels – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature – and four come standard with Apple CarPlay™ technology. Aside from the base Sport trim, all Mazda6 models will allow you to access all of your favorite iPhone apps right on the MAZDA CONNECT™ home screen. Keep reading to learn how to use Apple CarPlay™ in your new 2019 Mazda6.  (more…)

How to Choose The Right Car Seat and Where to Get it Inspected

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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What Type of Car Seat Do I Need?

Becoming a new parent can be intimidating and the area of car seats is often uncharted territory for a lot of new parents. This guide to how to choose the right car seat will break down the different types of car seats, how to choose one, and where you can get it inspected in the Trussville area.  (more…)

How to Make Phone Calls with Apple CarPlay in a Mazda vehicle

Friday, November 9th, 2018
2018 Mazda Models in Soul Red Crystal Metallic

When a car comes with as many high-tech features and technology systems as every Mazda model does, keeping track of all of them can prove to be quite the challenge. Even more challenging, of course, is fully understand all of them! For example, do you know how to make phone calls with Apple CarPlay in a Mazda vehicle? Whether you have no idea or could use a refresher, you’re in luck; we have a video tutorial right here, so keep on reading and check it out! While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out our new Mazda inventory, too! (more…)

How can you prepare for a roadside calamity?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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What items should be in your roadside emergency kit?

Driving has quite a few hazards when you think about it, which makes sense when considering that driving consists of driving tons of machinery around crowded roads at great speeds in sometimes rough conditions. It is important to be prepared in case you encounter a calamity on your commute, such as getting stranded in a storm or popping a tire. Every car ought to have a kit packed somewhere inside of it just in case. What items should be in your roadside emergency kit? Read ahead for a few suggestions.  (more…)

Should you pay full price right away or finance?

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
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Financing a car vs paying full price

When you are looking to upgrade your vehicle, you are giving a great deal of consideration to a few different things. You are certainly trying to figure out which vehicle you like best (may we suggest one of our new Mazda models?), but that’s not all that goes into this big decision. You need to factor in your budget and what you can afford at the time of purchase. That’s when another debate might start going through your mind regarding financing a car vs paying full price right away. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily. Read ahead for some more thoughts on this.  (more…)

How should you react if you’re in a fender bender?

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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What should you do if you’re in a car accident?

With so many vehicles moving around on the roads, and with life moving as fast as it does, it is unfortunately inevitable that accidents will happen. From minor fender benders to more serious accidents, collisions are a sad part of life with cars. Of course, not everyone will be involved in a car accident, but if you are, there are certain things you ought to do immediately after the collision. While this is not a replacement for advice from law enforcement, legal counsel, medical professionals, or auto insurance experts, it is still a list to keep in mind should you find yourself in this situation.  (more…)

Here are some major things to avoid when driving

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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Common Causes of Car Accidents

There are many things that can cause car accidents, both minor and major. Whether it is the fault of you, another driver, weather, adverse road conditions or anything else, any type of car accident can occur in a split second without any warning. Luckily, there are many causes of car accidents that are avoidable with the practice of certain habits. Check out some of the most common causes of car accidents, so that you can drive safely while you are out on the road. (more…)

You’ll want to keep these in mind on your next road trip

Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Fun Family Road Trip Games

Spring is the ultimate time of year for going on a great family road trip. Taking a long drive with your family to an exciting new location can be so exhilarating, but at the same time can get a little stressful. What you do during that long drive can be a major determining factor on how fun the drive is, so why not plan some fun games to play during the drive? Here are some of the most fun family road trip games. (more…)

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