Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

3 Reasons for a Failing Cruise Control

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
person driving a generic vehicle at dusk

Why isn’t my cruise control feature working?

Cruise control makes the world go round. Rather than having to be fully engaged when driving for miles and miles on the interstate and trying to figure out how to go a consistent speed so drivers behind you don’t get annoyed, cruise control allows you to relax a little. That’s why it can be incredibly disappointing if it doesn’t engage properly. If your cruise control feature isn’t working, find out a few likely culprits below! (more…)

How to use the Mazda Commander Controller

Friday, January 4th, 2019
commander controller in a Mazda

Mazda is innovating the auto industry year after year. Combining luxury-like features at surprisingly affordable prices, Mazda has their own set of technology in each model. The Commander Controller is one of these. It helps drivers select various features on the central infotainment display. Though it might seem confusing at first, a simple tutorial like the one in the video below will help you get it right. Learn how to use the Mazda Commander Controller here on our blog! (more…)

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…)

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…)

Get ready summer, cause we’re about to go on an adventure

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Planning for a Summer Road Trip with image of friends in a car going on a trip

Planning for a Summer Road Trip 

Summer is almost here, meaning that road trips are going to become quite popular.  And why shouldn’t they?  Whether it’s with friends or family, road trips are fun and a great experience.  So, to help you be prepared, we have some tips on planning for a summer road trip.  (more…)

What’s Going on Around Hickory NC this Labor Day Weekend?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Celebrating Labor Day Weekend 2017 in Hickory NC_b

Celebrating Labor Day Weekend 2017 in Hickory NC

Labor Day is often seen as the last hurrah of the summer, so we’d better make the most of it. Luckily, we live in and around Hickory, North Carolina, where there’s no shortage of fun activities taking place over Labor Day Weekend. There are so many, in fact, that it can be hard to know which to take part in. With that in mind, here are three of the best ways we’ve found to celebrate Labor Day Weekend 2017 in Hickory, NC. (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:



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…)

Family Travel Tips From Hickory Mazda Mitsubishi

Monday, April 3rd, 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. This will probably take some time, so start a few days before your trip. Here’s how: (more…)

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