Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category
Car accidents are all too common. Even though more people have a fear of flying than of driving, car collisions and deaths from car accidents are exponentially more common than plane crashes. Why are they so common? For starters, it doesn’t help that hundreds of millions of cars travel thousands of miles every single day. It’s a sheer numbers game. But specifically, what are common causes of collisions on the road? Keep reading to learn more. (more…)
Being a parent is pretty much the biggest job anyone could ever have. You are totally responsible for the life of a dependent, small child. When you put that child into a car, there are even more responsibilities you take on to make sure they stay safe. Keep reading to get a few reminders for driving with children. (more…)
You might often hear or see the term ‘active safety feature’. What does that mean? Why isn’t it just a safety feature? What makes it active? We are here to answer those questions. All new Mazda vehicles come with both active and passive safety features. Both kinds have specific roles to keep the vehicle occupants as safe and secure as possible. Keep reading to learn more. (more…)
2018 Mazda6 Driver Assistance Safety Features
Mazda has always been ahead of the game when it comes to introducing new technology into their vehicles—particularly when it comes to safety. Over the past few years, there have been some revolutionary new features that have found their way into Mazda vehicles, and that have helped to bring safety to a whole new level. It’s a large part of the reason that the Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 all managed to earn the highest-possible IIHS Top Safety Pick award.
Though all of the Mazda offerings offer an impressive level of safety, today we’re focusing specifically on the Mazda6 and the long list of features that the midsize sedan has to offer. We thought we would start by taking a look at the driver assistance features that can be loaded the Mazda6. Brace yourself. (more…)
One of the highest honors a vehicle can receive is to be named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Automakers strive to achieve maximum safety, and Mazda has been recognized for doing just that many times. The most recent such honor was bestowed upon the 2018 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV. At the time the award was given last month, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 was the only winner of the Top Safety Pick+ in the small SUV category. The IIHS stipulates that the award is valid for the 2018 Mazda CX-5 when equipped with Adaptive Front Lighting. Just what does that important feature do? Keep reading to find out. (more…)
2018 Mazda Lineup Accolades and Awards
Mazda is one of the best automotive brands in the industry today. As a result, the 2018 Mazda lineup received several awards for their success. Stop by Matt Castrucci Mazda today to see the tremendous 2018 Mazda lineup for yourself!
As a part of Mazda’s i–ACTIVSENSE® suite of technologies, Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) is designed to keep a safe, consistent distance behind the traffic ahead of you. It uses a radar sensor to detect the vehicle in front of you while maintaining a preset distance. (more…)
New vehicle technologies are constantly advancing, and although they are extremely beneficial to consumers and drivers, they can be somewhat difficult to understand. We want you to know how all of the advanced safety features in your vehicle work, so we’re breaking down Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE® safety innovations one-by-one. Keep reading to learn all about the Rear Vehicle Monitoring System and find out how it works! (more…)
We all know that texting and driving is dangerous as it is, but when you add in the harsh elements of the winter season, texting while on the road becomes extra risky. We don’t think texting behind the wheel is ever a good idea; it’s illegal for a reason, after all! But in wintertime, we discourage it even more. Read on to find out why! (more…)
If you’ve ever walked up to your car after shopping or eating out and noticed for the first time that one of your tires looks flat, either your vehicle wasn’t equipped with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) or the system wasn’t functioning properly. TPMS is designed to act as an extra set of eyes for the driver, constantly monitoring changes in tire pressure and alerting the driver if your tires are over or under-inflated. Wondering just how the TPMS works? Read on and we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know! (more…)