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When does my 2018 Mazda3 4-Door have scheduled maintenance?

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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2018 Mazda3 4-Door Maintenance Schedule 

To keep your vehicle in good condition and not have to worry about potential risks, it’s best to stay on top of all of the regularly scheduled maintenances that the vehicle needs.  For instance, you should routinely change your oil, rotate your tires and replace the various engine filters.  And to help you out, we are sharing the 2018 Mazda3 4-Door maintenance schedule so that you don’t fall behind with your needed services.  (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:

 

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Is Your Car Ready for the Upcoming Travel Season?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Spring into Summer

Now that winter is just a memory, millions of Americans will take to the roads to enjoy the warmer weather. Hickory Mazda Mitsubishi, reminds motorists that spring is the perfect time of year to make sure your vehicle is ready for the upcoming travel season. (more…)

Stay Safe Driving in Fog

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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Fog can be one of the most dangerous weather conditions for both new and experienced drivers. Fog has the potential to reduce visibility significantly, so it is critical that drivers stay focused on the road in order to stay safe. Severe weather demands your undivided attention, so be sure to reduce any possible distractions by turning the radio down or turning off that phone to keep your attention fully on the road. Keep in mind that sometimes the best driving decision you can make is to stay off the road completely until the weather clears.

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3 Auto repairs in Hickory, NC you should not try doing yourself

Monday, November 14th, 2016
3 Auto Repairs You Shouldn't Do Yourself

Auto Repairs Not to Do Yourself in Hickory, NC

There are many handy and mechanically inclined drivers out there that are very capable of performing certain automotive repairs themselves, but there are also many repairs that they shouldn’t try doing. Whether you have the right tools and the knowledge to perform the following auto repairs in Hickory, NC yourself or not, you should have a professional take care of these so you can be sure they get done right the first time. (more…)

Tips for Driving in Fog

Monday, October 31st, 2016

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Fog can be one of the most dangerous weather conditions for both new and experienced drivers. Fog has the potential to reduce visibility significantly, so it is critical that drivers stay focused on the road in order to stay safe. Severe weather demands your undivided attention, so be sure to reduce any possible distractions by turning the radio down or turning off that phone to keep your attention fully on the road. Keep in mind that sometimes the best driving decision you can make is to stay off the road completely until the weather clears.

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Radiator Flush vs. Radiator Drain

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

5 Ways to Protect Your Mazda Engine

Radiator flush provides a number of benefits to your vehicle’s cooling system. It is a fairly inexpensive procedure that should be performed once a year or per your owner’s manual’s recommendations. Price’s vary from about $35.00 to over $100 so it is often worthwhile to shop around for the best deal. There is a significant difference between a flush and a simple draining of the radiator so make sure you are getting what you are paying for.

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Fuel Injection Service

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

3 Repairs That Are Too Expensive to Fix

For many, car maintenance is nothing more than filling up fuel tank and occasional engine oil change. If you believe checking your car before each drive or before going on a long road trip is a waste of time, you cannot be further from truth. Regular vehicle maintenance will not only ensure maximum car performance but will also prevent costly repairs. Sometimes, even the smallest defect that seems irrelevant to you may lead to a major problem which will consequently increase your car maintenance costs. Read on to find out major benefits of regular vehicle inspection and some of our car maintenance tips.

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Fuel Injection Service – Why Do Preventative Maintenance

Monday, August 1st, 2016

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A properly maintained vehicle will operate more efficiently, be more dependable, last longer, and ensure a safer ride for you and your family. Your owner’s manual out-lines detailed maintenance schedules that should be performed on all your vehicle’s components and systems. These maintenance schedules are mileage driven.

Why Do We Need Fuel Injection Service?

From the first time your engine is started, dirt, carbon deposits and varnishes are formed in your vehicle’s fuel systems, on the intake valves, and in the combustion chamber areas. To prevent buildup in your fuel system, check your owner’s manual for recommended service intervals and have your fuel system cleaned by a professional service center. Here are some symptoms that are caused by carbon buildup:

  • Engine pinging.
  • Poor acceleration.
  • Hesitation or lurching.
  • Lack of or poor performance.
  • Repeated stalling.
  • Rough idle.
  • Poor fuel mileage.

 

A fuel carbon cleaning system process will remove carbon deposits from your vehicle’s fuel system, injectors, intake valves, and combustion chamber. This cleaning process will not damage your vehicle’s fuel system or engine components. A typical fuel injection service will include the following procedures:

  • Clean fuel injectors.
  • Clean throttle body air intake.
  • Inspect fuel lines and fuel rail.
  • Pressure test fuel pump and system.
  • Inspect pressure regulator, vacuum line, and all connections.
  • Decarbonize intake manifold, intake, and exhaust valves.
  • Decarbonize combustion chamber and pistons.
  • Run an exhaust emissions test.

 

The benefits of Fuel-Injection Service

  • Saves you money – improves fuel mileage and heads off costly repairs.
  • Reduces the risk of breakdowns.
  • Contributes to the overall performance of your vehicle.
  • Reduces air pollution.
  • Increases safety and dependability.
  • Prevents you from voiding your warranty.

3 Auto repairs that are too expensive and not worth fixing

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
3 Repairs That Are Too Expensive to Fix

Expensive Auto Repairs not Worth Fixing

Whether you drive a new car or a used car, they can both experience problems just the same. While we all know that vehicles will run into a little trouble every now and then and need some attention, there are a few auto repairs that are too expensive and not worth fixing if they go bad. If your vehicle experiences any of the following problems you might want to think twice about paying for the expensive repairs and start looking for a new or used car. (more…)

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