Archive for February, 2015

What’s standard in the Mazda3?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Does the Mazda 3 have Bluetooth

Does the Mazda 3 have Bluetooth?

While we love our feature packages and upper trim levels on any Mazda model, we know sometimes it really comes down to the base model. What’s included for the lowest starting price on a vehicle? Even if we don’t end up going with that one, it’s a good jumping off point to give us an idea of how much better we can expect things to get from there, and what basic value we get out of the vehicle no matter which model we settle on. Questions that you might want answered include, “Does the Mazda 3 have Bluetooth?” Which trim levels have it? We’ll find that out, as well as other standard features for the most affordable Mazda3 on the market.  (more…)

Exhaust problems? Here’s how to tell and what to do.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Get exhaust fixed lodi nj

Muffler Repair Lodi NJ

So, you’re thinking your exhaust system might be in need of some repair. It’s usually the sort of thing you notice. A rather raucous rumble from the underside of your car is hard to miss. Believe it or not, though, there are more subtle signs as well as the major telltale ones. So today, we’ll give you a rundown of some of the things you’ll want to be on the lookout for, and what to do if it does turn out you’re in need of muffler repair in Lodi NJ. First, some signs of trouble:  (more…)

To Sell or Trade: That is the Question

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Should I trade my car or sell it online?

Should i use craigslist to sell a car

List online or trade?

If you’ve got a current ride that you’re looking to get rid of when you purchase a new or used vehicle, the first question you’ll probably need to ask yourself is: “Should I trade my car or sell it online?” Certainly there are advantages and disadvantages to each choice, so we’re here to help you sort through some of the major points for and against both options. Now, it’s true that we deal in trades here at Mazda of Lodi so you might think us biased toward that option, but the reality is that we want you to do what’s best in terms of time, effort, and finances, and we’ll give it to you straight. Let’s begin.  (more…)

The Mazda5 is more than a minivan

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

How many seats in the Mazda 5?

How many seats in a Mazda 5

We recently found out that the Mazda 5 minivan was just rated by Kelley Blue Book as having one of the best five year cost to own values, and it inspired us to share a little more about this unique player in the segment. When you think “minivan” an image gets conjured up pretty quickly of a sluggish, boxy beast that exists primarily out of necessity. That’s anything but true with the Mazda 5. Sure, you need more seating and plenty of space — but should you have to sacrifice aerodynamics and driving fun? Mazda says no. How many seats are in the Mazda5? What else sets it apart? We’ll tell you about some of the ways this option distinguishes itself from the competition:  (more…)

Winter Activities in Lodi NJ

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Sledding hills near Lodi NJ

Yes, the winter is long, and this is the part of the year where it seems particularly stubborn. The holidays have long come and gone, the groundhog did or didn’t see his shadow, and here we are. Cold and wishing it would hurry up and warm up already. Well, not unlike our zoom-zooming vehicles here at Mazda of Lodi, we’re all for finding ways to haven fun no matter what the circumstances. So today, we’re providing you with some ideas for winter activities in Lodi NJ and the surrounding area that will help you beat boredom and make these next few months fly by.  (more…)

Need a deal on a used car?

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Used cars under $10,000 NJ

used cars nj

You’re a few steps away from a great deal!

There are times when you want something brand spankin’ new, times when you’re looking for a recent model year pre-owned with a single previous owner… and then there’s right now. Sometimes you want something you’d affectionately call a beater (though to be clear all of our used models have been thoroughly inspected so you know exactly what condition they’re in when you buy!), something that’s seen its share of the open road already… you want something on the cheap. Nothing wrong with that. When you want to see a great selection of used cars under $10,000 in NJ, Mazda of Lodi has plenty for you to peruse.  (more…)

Mazda CX-3 vs Mazda CX-5

Sunday, February 15th, 2015
2016 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-3 vs 2016 Mazda CX-5

There are plenty of great compact crossovers out there today, but few are able to combine the best of performance, efficiency, and space quite as well as Mazda has been pulling it off. The CX-5, which we currently offer, is a regular pick for families, commuters, and adventurous types alike, all seeking that signature blend of impressive capability, stellar fuel economy, and ample room for gear and passengers. Now, as you may have heard, Mazda is offering a more compact version to give drivers yet another crossover option: the 2016 Mazda CX-3. Today we’ll give you the rundown of the differences between the Mazda CX-3 vs Mazda CX-5 so you can decide which one might be right for you.  (more…)

Winter Care Cleaning: Are You Doing It Right?

Friday, February 13th, 2015

How to clean your car in winter

Keep your car clean in winter

Keep it clean for maximum visibility

Keeping your car clean is important year round, not only for appearances (though we certainly know those are important, too) but to maximize visibility, minimize corrosion, and keep the health and value of your vehicle alive and well no matter what the season brings. It would be hard to argue that any season presents more of a challenge than winter — in any area really, but today we’re focusing on vehicular cleanliness. So today we’ll give you our best tips for how to clean your car in winter — inside and out.  (more…)

Mazda 3 Color Choices

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Red Mazda 3

Soul Red

If you’re thinking about the capable, affordable Mazda3 — whether you’ve set your sights on the four-door sedan or the five-door hatch, we think you’re going to be quite impressed by the options, features, and technology on the latest models. For 2015, you’ve got a nice scheme of Mazda 3 color choices to pick from when it’s time to put the finishing touches on your decision, and today we’ll go over them with you, including which ones will run you a little extra and which are part of the standard offering. Pictured above is Soul Red. This eye-catching color is one of the two that will have a slightly higher cost, but when  you’ve just got to go red, no one’s going to blame you!  (more…)

Check out our current service specials

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Oil Change Specials Lodi NJ

Car service Lodi NJ

We’ve got the tools — and savings — to help.

Whether you’re in need of some routine maintenance on your vehicle or you’ve got some repair work that needs to be taken care of, it’s nice to be able to find deals at area auto service centers that can alleviate some of the costs associated with having work done. Here at Mazda of Lodi we keep a rotating selection of service specials going all the time so you’ll be able to find something that’ll help you save, from free inspections to tire sales to oil change specials in Lodi NJ, we think you’ll be able to find a deal that works for you and the work you need done.  (more…)