Archive for the ‘Auto Maintenance’ Category

When Should I Replace My Vehicle’s Wiper Blades?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Cars driving in the rain

How Often Should Wiper Blades be Replaced? 

Drivers risk poor visibility and reduced awareness if they fail to address problems with faulty wiper blades. How often should wiper blades be replaced? What are the warning signs that drivers need to look out for? We’ve compiled all the vital information drivers should know about proper wiper blade maintenance and when to go in for a replacement.


What Should be Included in an Emergency Roadside Kit?

Friday, May 25th, 2018
What Should Be Included in an Emergency Roadside Kit? Man Checks Phone While Waiting for Roadside Assistance

The Importance of an Emergency Roadside Kit 

What should be included in an emergency roadside kit? The answer to this question is different for everyone. While each person may build their kits differently, everyone should have one in their vehicle. Like the saying goes, “It’s better to have one and not need it, than to need one and not have it.”  


What should you do if your engine overheats?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Although most modern vehicles are equipped to deal with engine heat appropriately, malfunctions and other issues can still cause your engine to overheat. What should you do if that ever happens to you? Read on to find out!  (more…)

How often do I need to change my Mazda’s transmission filter?

Friday, May 12th, 2017
How often to change Mazda's transmission filter

It’s important to stay on top of your vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule, but with so many different parts needing attention at different intervals, it can be tough to keep up with. One part you don’t want to forget to replace at a regular interval is the transmission filter, because forgetting to do so can lead to costly repairs down the road. But just how often do you need to change your Mazda’s transmission filter? Read on to find out! (more…)

Do not try doing these 3 auto repairs yourself

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Auto Repairs You Shouldn’t Try Doing

3 Auto Repairs You Should Not Do Yourself

There is nothing more frustrating than hopping into your car to start heading to work and realizing that it won’t start. We take our vehicles for granted and just assume they will run perfectly every time we get get behind the wheel of them but, we all know that is not the case. There are many drivers out there that know enough about vehicles that they can do some auto repair and vehicle maintenance themselves, depending on what is needed. However, there are also many automotive repairs you should not do yourself even if you think you can. The following three auto repairs you should leave up to professional certified mechanics to ensure they are done correctly. (more…)

Top 3 bad driving habits you can change to stop wrecking your car

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
3 Bad Driving Habits That Can Damage Your Car

3 Driving habits that can wreck your car

Many drivers and car owners know that they have to stay updated on regular scheduled vehicle maintenance in order to keep their vehicle in good shape and running properly but, there are many other things you have to do as a driver to keep your car on the road and out of the repair shop. There is more to keeping your car in working condition than just routine automotive maintenance, you also have to drive it properly if you want to get the most miles out of it. The way you drive it has a lot to do with how long your car will last. Do you have bad driving habits that are possibly wrecking your car and causing damage to it? The following list will show you the top three bad driving habits that can wreck your car so you can keep yourself from doing them and keep your car on the road in top shape. (more…)

3 Car Problems not worth fixing when they go bad

Monday, July 18th, 2016
Top 3 Problems Not Worth Fixing

Car Problems Not Worth Fixing

After owning a vehicle for so many years and racking thousands of miles on it, it will eventually need a little attention and some fixes. While some auto maintenance procedures and repairs can be affordable, some are not. The following list of 3 car problems not worth fixing will help you determine when it’s time to get rid of your current vehicle rather than spending a lot of money on getting it repaired. (more…)

Rotating your Mazda tires is key to getting the most miles out of them

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Why You Have To Rotate Your Mazda Tires

How Often Should You Rotate Your Mazda Tires

There are many things that you have to do to keep your Mazda running its best and you probably wouldn’t think of it, but rotating your Mazda tires is one of them. The easiest way to remember how often you should rotate your Mazda tires is to do it when you get an oil change. Depending on which new or used Mazda you drive, the oil change interval and tire rotation schedule are right around the same so it’s easy to remember. Most tire brands suggest rotating your tires between 6,000 and 8,000 miles but be sure to check with the manufacturer for the correct mileage. (more…)

Tips to help you understand why your brakes are making so much noise

Monday, June 27th, 2016
Reason for Noisy Brakes

Why Are Your Brakes So Noisy

There are many times throughout the course of owning a vehicle that you will hear some strange noises coming from it and will have no idea why or what is causing it. If there is one common component in your vehicle that will make noise, and often does, it’s your brakes. How many times have you pulled out of your driveway and immediately noticed that terrible squealing sound coming from your brakes? Why are your brakes so noisy? There can be a couple of different reasons why your brakes are so noisy but the most common reason is because your brake pads are scraping the surface rust off your rotors. You will notice this more in the mornings and after it rains or snows. To help you understand that squealing sound coming from your brakes even further, keep reading to learn more about what could be causing your brakes to be so noisy and what you can do about it. (more…)

Vehicle maintenance tips that will help you get your Mazda ready for summer

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Summer Maintenance Tips for Mazda Cars, Crossovers and SUVs

Mazda Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips

Summer is officially here and that means that families will start planning their summer road trips and vacations. With gasoline prices as low as they are, drivers will be taking advantage by driving to their destination rather than flying. It’s hard to resist a great road trip and to help you get your car ready for the summer heat, Matt Castrucci Mazda is providing you with this list of Mazda summer vehicle maintenance tips. Even if you’re not planning on taking a long drive this summer, these maintenance procedures should still be performed if you want to get the most miles out of your new or used Mazda. (more…)