Archive for October, 2013

Prevent Vehicle Vandalism with these Tips this Halloween

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Waking on Nov. 1 to auto damage is no slice of cake.

Halloween Vandalism Prevention Tips

Even though some neighborhoods across the country may have already seen crowds of children going door to door, many will be ready this evening to hand out candy accordingly. In an ideal world, securing enough candy to cover the amount of young trick-or-treaters would be the only preparation necessary in advance of Halloween night. Unfortunately for many drivers, the night of October 31 can be a scary occasion for reasons far beyond fictitiously frightful costumes. For this reason, Mazda of Lodi joins drivers in preparing for potential automobile damage with Halloween vandalism prevention tips. (more…)

The High-Performance SUV Alternative

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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The 2014 Mazda CX-9 in Clifton, NJ brings a sport car inspired performance to a traditional SUV frame.

2014 Mazda CX-9 in Clifton, NJ

The 2014 Mazda CX-9 exists to challenge assumptions. One example is the assumption that an SUV must sacrifice impressive drivability to pack in practical features. While this may be true for the typical SUV, the 2014 Mazda CX-9 in Clifton, NJ is far from typical. Featuring all of the utility expected from a full-size crossover, the 2014 CX-9 also delivers a sport-inspired driving experience that is uniquely Mazda. (more…)

Mazda Rotary Engine Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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The engine inside the Mazda Cosmo Sport initiated 50 years of rich Mazda rotary engine history.

Mazda Rotary Engine History

The earliest accounts in the annals of Mazda rotary engine history come from the 1963 Tokyo Motor Show. The crowd that was gathered to see the latest in Japanese motor car development was ultimately stunned by the Mazda products showcased that year. Not only had Mazda revealed a prototype rotary engine, but the Cosmo Sport coupe they placed it in was equally impressive. (more…)

The Importance of Winter Tires in New Jersey

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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Winter tires in New Jersey provide more surface area and grip to Mazda drivers than all-purpose tires.

Winter Tires in New Jersey

As the calendar turns from October to November, Americans across the country will begin compiling Thanksgiving menus complete with casseroles, cranberries, and pumpkin pies. The beginning of November, however, signals more than the quick arrival of the holiday season. With winter weather often on the heels of brisk November days, Mazda drivers would be wise to consider the benefits of riding on winter tires in New Jersey. (more…)

2014 Mazda3 Collects Green Car of the Year Nomination

Monday, October 28th, 2013
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The 2014 Mazda3 Green Car of the Year nomination pits the popular sedan up against Audi, BMW, Honda, and Toyota.

2014 Mazda3 Green Car of the Year

The 2014 Mazda3 is already making quite a splash. Despite only being available for the last 30 days, the popular Mazda sedan has already been named a finalist for the 2014 Green Car of the Year award.

The 2014 Mazda3 Green Car of the Year nomination comes courtesy of the Green Car Journal. The publication has released a list of the Top 5 Green Cars for 2014, and Mazda3 will compete with the four other finalists for the Green Car of the Year honors. (more…)

The Case for Quality Floor Mats

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Floor mats as seen from the popular Mazda3.

Quality Mazda Floor Mats

This blog comes with an alternate title: The Consequences of Filth. Truthfully, many drivers underestimate the effect that interior dirt can have on the value of a car. This happens, in part, because the amount of dirt that enters a car is largely underestimated as well. Fortunately readers informed by this blog can save themselves both time and money by learning the importance of quality Mazda floor mats. (more…)

Alfred Morris and His 1991 Mazda 626

Monday, October 21st, 2013
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Mazda reveals the fully restored Alfred Morris 1991 Mazda 626.

Alfred Morris 1991 Mazda

First cars can be difficult to let go of. A driver’s first car maintains a sense of symbolism that is not easily overlooked. The first feelings of freedom and the promises of adulthood can easily create a sentimental attachment. Nonetheless, breakdowns or increased costs of ownership often divorce a driver from the car of their youth. Not so for Washington Redskins’ running back Alfred Morris and his 1991 Mazda 626. (more…)

HD Radio Comes to Mazda3

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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The 2014 Mazda3 will be the first in Mazda’s line to receive HD Radio capabilities.

2014 Mazda3 Radio

The 2014 Mazda3 has already garnered a great deal of acclaim and attention for its sleek style and fuel-efficient performance. However, one basic automotive feature included with the car was begun to grab headlines of its own. The 2014 Mazda3 will be the first vehicle in the Mazda line to include digital HD Radio capabilities.

HD Radio is the trademarked standard technology used by radio stations to broadcast digital audio. For the first time in the manufacturer’s history, the 2014 Mazda3 radio will receive digital audio signals from broadcast radio stations. (more…)

Practical Features of Front-Wheel Drive Mazdas

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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Most of the popular and well-loved Mazdas utilize front-wheel drive. the 2014 Mazda3 is one such well-loved option.

Front-Wheel Drive Mazdas

The previous post on the Mazda of Lodi blog looked at a few characteristics of cars that utilize rear-wheel drive (RWD). Among a long list of distinctive features, RWD cars bring more acceleration but less passenger space than front-wheel drive (FWD) cars. In this post, we will look at what is particularly interesting about front-wheel drive Mazdas. (more…)

Engineers Mull More Rear-Wheel Drive Mazdas

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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The MX-5 Miata is currently the only rear-wheel drive Mazda.

Rear-Wheel Drive Mazdas

Mazda engineers recently called for an increase of vehicles making use of rear-wheel drive platforms. Since the Mazda RX-8 model was discontinued in 2011, the MX-5 Miata is the only automobile in Mazda’s line that is currently powered by rear-wheel drive. As front-wheel drive (FWD) cars are now most common on the road, Mazda of Lodi thought we would take the time to share some information on rear-wheel drive Mazdas. (more…)