Archive for the ‘Auto Repair’ Category

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.”  


How to Change a Flat Tire

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Young Woman Changing a flat tire on the highway

A flat tire is one of the most common problems drivers have with their vehicle, and it can happen anywhere at any time. A worn-out tire can cause a flat, or even driving over a sharp object by accident on the road. Knowing how to change a flat tire is essential for any driver because you never know when you’ll need it.  (more…)

Automotive Service Specials and Parts Coupons

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Red Mazda CX3 driving through a lighted tunnel

Coupons and Specials for Matt Castrucci Mazda

With summer coming up, it’s important to make sure your car is in good shape. We know it can how stressful thinking about car repairs can be. That’s why here at Matt Castrucci Mazda we want to make sure you are taking care of. We have a wide range of money-saving automotive service specials as well as parts coupons; to make sure your car is operating safely and properly, without breaking the bank.


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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Stop hurting your car this summer with these 5 simple tips

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
5 simple tips to protect your car this summer

5 Ways You’re Hurting Your Car

With summer quickly approaching, many drivers are looking for ways they can keep their car protected and on the road without spending too much money. Sure, everyone knows that they have to perform some regular scheduled maintenance on their vehicle, but many drivers just don’t do it because of the cost. There are many things you can do to protect your vehicle that won’t leave you with an empty wallet. The following list will show you 5 ways you’re hurting your car so you can take action and be more proactive with protecting your vehicle. (more…)

Used car shopping tips that will help you spot a lemon

Monday, April 11th, 2016
5 Signs a Used Car is a Lemon

5 Tips to spot a lemon when shopping for a used car

Shopping for a great used car is not as easy as you may think. With so many used cars to pick from the process can be difficult and time consuming. While there are many vehicles to choose from when searching for your next used car, there is one type that you will want to be sure to steer clear from and that is the dreaded lemon. A lemon is a used car that will give you troubles right from the start and continue to do so while owning the vehicle. The following 5 tips to spot a lemon when shopping for a used car will help show you what to look for so you can get behind the wheel of a reliable vehicle. (more…)

Top 5 ways you can help keep your Mazda engine protected

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
How to keep your Mazda engine protected

5 Ways to Protect Your Mazda Engine

The automobile has been one of the greatest inventions in history and it just keeps getting better and more high-tech with every passing year. There is one thing that most vehicles have in common and that is the need of an engine. No matter how advanced engines have become over the last few years, they still need to be protected with regular maintenance. Even a Mazda SKYACTIV engine needs to be proactively protected. The following tips will show you 5 ways to protect your Mazda engine. Stay on top of them and you’ll be driving your new Mazda for a long time.

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