Archive for the ‘Driving Tips’ Category

What is the best Mazda for winter driving?

Saturday, November 10th, 2018
dark gray mazda cx-9 driving in snow by shops

We all know that driving in the wintertime can be a pain in the neck. The roads are slippery, visibility can be diminished, and other drivers seemingly never know what they’re doing. All of that can be made a little easier if you have the right vehicle. And if you’re looking for a Mazda to drive in the winter, we recommend checking out the Mazda CX-9.  (more…)

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.”  


Safety tips for winter driving in the Midwest

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

It’s no secret that driving in the Midwest gets a little extra dangerous during wintertime, and our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda is dedicated to educating drivers on how to stay safe on the road. With wet, slippery roads, winter is one of the most dangerous seasons to drive from, but there are a variety of techniques and tips you can utilize to stay safe behind the wheel. Read on to learn all about them!  (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 Back to school driving tips that will get you ready for a new school year

Monday, September 12th, 2016
3 Tips for Back to School Drivers

Back to School Driving Tips Dayton, OH

As the new school year starts and children make their way back to school, many drivers are just starting to remember that they now have to keep an eye out for all of them as they make their way to school. Schools are everywhere and that means school speed zones can sneak up on you if you aren’t aware of where they are. This time of year it’s especially important to keep your eyes open for school zone speed limit signs that keep you driving at a safe speed when children are near. There are plenty of things you must do to prepare yourself for a new school year and these back to school driving tips in Dayton, OH from Matt Castrucci Mazda will help you remember what they are so you can stay safe on the road and be prepared to stop. (more…)

Don’t forget these essentials when planning your summer road trip

Friday, May 20th, 2016
What to Pack on a Summer Road Trip

Summer Road Trip Essentials

There’s just something about summer that makes people want to hop in their cars and just drive. Some of the most fun family trips or getaways with friends all start with a road trip. The lure of the open road and all of the endless possibilities that a road trip offers is what helps make them so fun and so special. Whether you’re just going to hop in your car and figure out where you’re going when you’re on the road, or you’ve already carefully routed a long road trip to a specific destination, you can’t forget to pack the summer road trip essentials. (more…)

7 things you should do after getting into a car accident

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
7 things you should do after getting in a car accident

What You Should Do After a Car Accident

There are many things that can happen while on the road, but one of the least favorite of drivers is getting into a car accident. Sure, we all all know that accidents happen, we just just don’t ever want them to happen to us. Whether you’re a good or bad driver, a car accident can happen at any time. Even safe drivers will get into an accident from time to time. Do you know what to do do after a car accident? The following list will show you what you should do after a car accident so you can be prepared if it ever happens to you. (more…)

Myth about warming up your car has just been squashed

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Facts About Warming Up Your Car in Winter

Do I have to Warm Up My Car in the Winter

There are some stories and myths that just stick around for too long and end up becoming what we think is the truth. The auto industry is full of them and one of the most common myths in the winter that is no longer true these days is the one about warming up your car before you drive in the winter. One of the most common questions that drivers ask themselves during winter is “ Do I have to warm up my car in the winter?” Many decades ago the answer used to be yes because of an automobile’s use of a carburetor, but with the introduction of electronic fuel injector systems in the 80’s, that is no longer true. (more…)

5 Holiday travel tips that will get you there safely

Monday, December 7th, 2015
5 Driving Tips for the Holidays

Holiday Driving Tips

As millions of travelers start planning their holiday season festivities, many of them will take to the roads this year in order to get to where they are going. With so much added traffic on the highways, it’s a good time to become a more patient and cautious driver to ensure that you celebrate the holidays safely and without incident. Between now and New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest times of the year on the roads. Many families and friends start celebrating their holidays when they can and that doesn’t mean that it has to be on the actual holiday which is why between now and New Year’s is so busy on the roads. To help you get to where you are going safely, Matt Castrucci Mazda wants to offer you these 5 holiday driving tips. (more…)

Pack your car like a pro on your next road trip

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

How to pack your car for a road trip

Summer is upon us and many families all across the country are starting to plan for their upcoming family road trip and vacation. There is nothing like taking a road trip, it’s kind of like a right of passage that everyone has to experience. To help make your summer road trip more successful and easy going this summer you need to learn how to pack your vehicle correctly. A common mistake for many roadtrippers is overpacking. The key is to keep it simple and streamline your packing to make it fast and efficient. With these simple tips, you will learn how to pack your car for a road trip. (more…)