Archive for the ‘Tips’ Category

What are the common causes of car accidents? 

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
tow truck pulling car

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…)

Safety reminders for driving with Children 

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
baby sitting in a car seat

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…)

When should I get my tires rotated?

Monday, February 4th, 2019
close up of tire tread

Tire care is a big part of any car owner’s life. Your tires are more vulnerable than most other parts of your car, so you should do everything you can to take care of them. Standard tire care consists of rotations, alignments, balances, and routinely checking PSI levels. Continue reading to learn more about tire care here at Matt Castrucci Mazda.  (more…)

What is the difference between all-season tires and winter tires?

Monday, January 21st, 2019
deep tire tread

This time of year, you have probably been reminded by your mechanic that you should get your tires checked. Cold weather, snow, and ice can wreak havoc on your tires. Odds are you have heard a thing or two about winter tires and all-season tires. What’s the difference? What kind of tire is better for winter driving? Continue reading to learn more.  (more…)

Why is my fuel economy worse in the winter?

Friday, January 18th, 2019
thermometer showing 30 degrees

Have you noticed that a tank of gas in the winter doesn’t get you as far as it should? Why would cold temperatures have an effect on your gas mileage? Well, it does, and it can be very annoying for those who are particularly concerned about their fuel efficiency. Keep reading to learn more about why cold weather can harm your gas mileage.  (more…)

Where can I get a fuel efficient car in Dayton OH?

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
aerial view of gray and red mazda3 cars

If you’re like most drivers, gas mileage is near or at the top of your priority list. The more efficient your car is, the less money you will spend on gas. That sounds very obvious, but it’s true and always worth keeping in mind. There seems to be this notion that only very small vehicles can be highly efficient. Thanks to modern SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY under the hood, Mazda vehicles, regardless of size, are all among the most efficient in their respective classes. Continue reading to learn more.  (more…)

New Year’s resolutions for your car

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
man in hat smiling

The new year is in full swing. With January comes new year’s resolutions. Thinking of getting back to the gym? Great! Want to quit smoking? Awesome! There are plenty of things that people want to change as the calendar flips to another year. Perhaps you’d like to change something about your vehicle. Check out some ideas we have below!  (more…)

How to make holiday shopping easier

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
person holding handles of shopping bags

The holiday season is upon us once again. If you haven’t started your shopping yet, you better get on it. With shopping comes spending and with spending sometimes comes stress. It is the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also an expensive time of the year. Check out a few ways you can make your holiday shopping experience easier and maybe less expensive.  (more…)

What are some must have Mazda features? 

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
grille of red mazda cx-3

Whenever you are looking at a new car, there are bound to be some features that you really just don’t want to pass up. When browsing Mazda vehicles, there are some Mazda-specific features that you simply must have. Whether those features are meant for performance, entertainment, or comfort, let’s go over some Mazda features that you can’t miss.  (more…)

Benefits of driving a turbo engine

Friday, November 23rd, 2018
closeup of mazda6 headlights and grille

You have probably heard the term ‘turbocharged engine’ thrown around everywhere. We are always asking about engine performance and horsepower, and we generally associate turbo with good. Turbocharged engines are indeed good, but what makes them good? What advantages are there to having a turbocharged engine? Continue reading to learn more.  (more…)