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THE NEW MAZDA CX-3: RAISING THE STANDARD

“Creating the standard for a new era.”

That’s a pretty bold mission statement. But it was the concept for Mazda CX-3 initial design and engineering direction. And it made sense. Mazda CX-3 transcended the typical notions of what was the quickly burgeoning subcompact crossover SUV segment. It exemplified KODO—Soul of Motion design, sleek, with wheels pushed out to its corners, a taut greenhouse, large wheels and a long hood and short deck. Its chassis dynamics were far better than a crossover had any right to be. 

 

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What is a Timing Belt?

Even though the timing belt is housed in its own compartment, it works as an integral part of the engine. In fact, it’s through the engine’s power that it’s able to connect to and operate the crankshaft and camshaft. The timing belt is a critical part of all of the engine’s parts working properly. It’s important to keep up with regular maintenance to keep it in good running order.

The timing belt connects to the crankshaft, and the crankshaft supplies power to the other parts. The clutch depends on the crankshaft. On the other hand…

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Winter Wiper Blades Connect with Your Windshield in a Unique Way

You do not want to take off a set of wipers if you do not have to. If you have had good success with your regular wipers, you might not understand the need to take them off and replace them with winter wipers. When the weather turns cold, though, you will see the difference between regular wiper blades and winter wiper blades.

Winter wiper blades are made of a special type of rubber that can hold up when the temps drop. When the weather is freezing, and you shiver just from walking out to your car, winter wiper blades will…

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2018 MAZDA6: PREMIUM PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN HEIGHTEN APPEAL

2018 MAZDA6: PREMIUM PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN HEIGHTEN APPEAL

2018 MAZDA6 GOES ON SALE NEXT MONTH WITH NEW TURBO POWER

2018 Mazda 6 Turbo Sedan

March 15, 2018

  • 2018 Mazda6 goes on sale in April 2018, priced from an MSRP[1] of $21,950
  • New Mazda6 Signature trim level positions Mazda’s midsize sedan against premium competitors, featuring authentic materials like Nappa leather and Japanese Sen wood
  • Newly available, turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine complements revised chassis dynamics and refined road manners

IRVINE, Calif. (March 15, 2018) – Adorned with authentic materials like our Japanese Sen Wood and Nappa leather, the 2018 Mazda6 elevates its premium positioning…

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Mazda Vision Coupe wins Concept of the Year in Europe

MAZDA VISION COUPE WINS CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR IN EUROPE

Car Design News Concept Car of the Year 2017 Mazda Vision Coupe2

March 8, 2018

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the Mazda Vision Coupe has won Concept Car of the Year at the 11th Car Design Night in Geneva, Switzerland on March 6 (local time). Car Design Night Geneva is held each year to coincide with the Geneva Motor Show and attracts car designers from all over the world. The annual event is hosted by Car Design News, an online and print publication established in 1999 to serve the international automotive design community.

Car Design News Concept Car of the Year 2017 Mazda Vision Coupe2

Concept Car of the Year…

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Heat Weakens the Battery


Many drivers experience cold weather battery failure. They try to start their vehicles on a frigid day and get clicking sounds or cranks that won't kick over the engine. Typically, someone offers a replacement that will work in cold weather. This is a logical scene but perhaps the wrong conclusion; hot weather weakens batteries.

Urbandale drivers use their vehicles in all seasons, and the hot weather has the more severe effects. In hot weather, the chemical reactions inside the battery speed up, and the battery fluid evaporates. The battery does...
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Powertrain warranty vs. bumper-to-bumper warranty – knowing the difference

Vehicle warranties often play a big part in helping consumers choose what vehicle to buy. We at Ramsey Mazda want you to knowledgeable on what each warranty offers so you can make an informed decision when you make your next purchase. Stop and see us today.

Although powertrain warranties generally cover only the vehicle’s powertrain, these are the biggest and most costly parts (engine, transmission, drive shaft, differential, etc.). They cover most things that control sending power to the wheels other than things that just wear out like the batteries...

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Are There Different Types of Spare Tires?

Before you find yourself stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire, check your car’s trunk to see what kind of a spare you have. A compact, or donut, spare tire is a smaller version of your vehicle’s regular tires. If you have a full-size spare, that is essentially a regular tire like the others.

A compact tire is only intended for use in emergency situations. Since it is much smaller than a regular tire, it has limitations. The tread is not of the same depth as a regular vehicle, and maneuverability is not as…

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Healthy Alternators Complete Two Important Tasks

Your vehicle's alternator serves two important services, keeping your car performing well. The alternator is responsible for recharging the battery while your vehicle is running so it can continue to start up trouble-free. It is also responsible for working in concert with your battery in keeping all the electrical components of the car operating problem-free. These include windshield wipers, CD/radio player and headlights.

Your vehicle is equipped with warning lights on your instrument panel, marked "ALT" or "GEN"...

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Buying Used at Ramsey Mazda


If you're in the market for a new car, it's always important to do your research before you make it to the dealership. Sometimes it's easy to get swept up in the moment and make rash decisions, especially when it comes to a nice car.

Always consider buying a pre-owned vehicle. The rebates on used cars are much more budget friendly than rebates on new cars. Also, keep in mind that with used cars the original owner took the loss of the depreciation. Which means more savings for you! There are thousands of websites that search dealerships…
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