Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

See what’s happening all around your Mazda

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
How To Use the Mazda 360-Degree View Monitor with image of one of the system's cameras

How To Use the Mazda 360-Degree View Monitor

Mazda has many advanced features that add an extra sense of safety and security while behind the wheel.  While each of the Mazda models come equipped with a standard rearview camera, higher trim levels are able to have an even more intelligent camera system.  Here’s how to use the Mazda 360-Degree View Monitor. (more…)

Remember to watch for kids!

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
School Zone Driving Laws in North Carolina with image of school zone signs

School Zone Driving Laws in North Carolina 

Now that school is officially back in swing, it’s incredibly important to remember to not only watch for kids and school crossings, but also obey all of the rules when in a school zone and encountering a school bus.  So, for everyone’s safety, we are sharing the school bus and school zone driving laws in North Carolina.  (more…)

Stay vigilant while driving no matter the time of day

Friday, August 31st, 2018

10 Tips for Driving at Night 

Although many people drive mostly during the day when the sun is shining, there are still plenty of instances where you’ll need to drive at night.  However, driving at night is more challenging and potentially dangerous compared to driving during the day due to the lack of visibility.  So, to help you practice safe driving no matter the time, here are some great tips for driving at night.  (more…)

Mazda goes above and beyond to ensure your safety

Friday, July 20th, 2018
2018 Mazda CX-5 Earned Top Safety Pick+ with image of a 2018 Mazda CX-5 parked on the roof of a parking garage in a city

2018 Mazda CX-5 Earned Top Safety Pick+ 

Each model in the Mazda lineup has an extensive list of accolades and accreditations from industry experts.  And recently, the highly acclaimed 2018 Mazda CX-5 earned Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  Showing once again how the Mazda CX-5 is a great choice for drivers.  (more…)

Every Mazda model delivers industry-leading safety to drivers

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Mazda Models are Built to Protect with image of the 2018 Mazda lineup

Mazda Models are Built to Protect 

Every Mazda model features multiple safety technologies that have gone through intense testing to ensure that it meets Mazda’s high standards.  There are also various driver-assistive features that Mazda has engineered to help drivers avoid collisions and stay safe while on the road.  Here are some of the ways that Mazda models are built to protect.  (more…)

5 intense tests that Mazda vehicles go through

Monday, March 5th, 2018
5 Rigorous Mazda Safety Tests with image of 2018 Mazda CX-5 being inspected

Mazda Safety Tests 

To ensure top safety standards, Mazda uses 5 intense and rigorous tests on each model to get them ready for the road.  These thorough Mazda vehicle safety tests cover many different scenarios in order to achieve amazing driveability and reliability.  Here is a quick look at the different tests that Mazda models go through.  (more…)

How does Smart City Brake Support work on my Mazda?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Smart City Brake Support Overview 

Mazda considers your safety a number one priority.  That’s why Mazda designs various intelligent driver-assistive and safety features for each of their models, such as Smart City Brake Support, Forward Obstruction Warning and Blind Spot Monitoring.  Most are pretty self-explanatory, but how does Smart City Brake Support work on my Mazda?  (more…)

Noises You Don’t Want to Hear Your Car Make

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017


Hmm. Purr. Vroom. Modern engineering has made driving a car easier on the ears than ever.

But there are some car noises you don’t want to hear, because they can signal trouble. Every once in a while, roll down the windows and start listening for “any sound that is odd,” says Mike Peth, director of technical training at Ohio Technical College in Cleveland. “You know your car, so you can often pick up something that may become a problem.”

These seven noises might be warning signs of car trouble:



Parents Magazine and Name 2017 Mazda CX-5 Best Midsize Crossover for Families

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Is the 2017 Mazda CX-5 a Good Family Vehicle?

While minivans used to be the go-to vehicle for a growing family, SUVs are quickly taking over as the preferred choice of families. It’s not really hard to see why, either, as many SUVs are more powerful, more fuel efficient and just as spacious as minivans. That’s means the race is on to see which new SUV comes out on top as the best choice for families. Thankfully, the experts at Parents Magazine and weighed in on the issue, naming the 2017 Mazda CX-5 the Best Midsize Crossover SUV on their list of 10 Best Family Cars of 2017. So, anyone asking if the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a good family vehicle now knows the answer. (more…)

2017 Mazda CX-9 Safety Awards and Features

Monday, July 10th, 2017
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2017 Mazda CX-9 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), the highest ranking given out by the nonprofit automotive safety organization. That honor isn’t a surprise to us here at Hickory Mazda in North Carolina, as we know all about all of the amazing and impressive advanced new safety and driver assistance features included on the new Mazda CX-9. But in case you’re unaware of everything the new CX-9 does to keep you and your family safe, let’s check out all of those features to find out exactly how the 2018 Mazda CX-9 earned this impressive distinction. (more…)

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