Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

How to check the oil level in your Mazda vehicle

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Dipstick next to oil cap in vehicle engine

Car ownership carries a great deal of responsibility, especially when you have a high-performing model in your driveway. Throughout its line, the Mazda family is full of the strongest, most advanced and efficient vehicles on the market; still, they only work at their best with routine maintenance administered, so our Hickory Mazda team wants to show you how you can keep tabs on how well you’re running. Check out these quick and easy steps for how to check the oil level in your Mazda vehicle! (more…)

Does my Mazda need a transmission flush?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Does my Mazda need a transmission flush?

Having a vehicle means needing to do a lot to keep it in good condition and operating smoothly.  This includes regular maintenance and having your vehicle serviced when it’s needed.  There are many different services that most vehicles need, but does my Mazda need a transmission flush?  (more…)

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

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
2018 Mazda3 4-Door Maintenance Schedule with image of a mechanic with a clipboard overlooking an engine

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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Prevent Summer Breakdowns

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Radiator Checkup

– Overheating engines are one of the biggest causes of summer breakdowns. Intense summer heat can strain your cooling system, so check that your radiator and hoses aren’t damaged. Make sure that your radiator / cooling system has the proper amount of coolant. NEVER add tap water to the cooling system and refer to your owner’s manual for the proper coolant to add, as well as to how often the coolant needs to be serviced or exchanged. Keeping your coolant fresh will prolong the life of the components in the cooling system such as the water pump, radiator, hoses, etc. (more…)

Family Travel Trips from Hickory Mazda Mitsubishi

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

If your next vacation is a road trip, then be prepared: Your car is about to become a mobile family room. Childproof it accordingly. (more…)

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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Tips for Driving in Fog

Monday, October 31st, 2016

2016 Mazda CX-3 Zoom zoom

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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