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Muffler and Exhaust Issues: Leaks, Damage, and Vibrations


Are you having an issue with your muffler? You may feel a deep vibration or smell something strange coming from your exhaust. With leaks and damage, you could be causing more harm to other parts of your vehicle by not addressing the issues sooner. In addition, a noisy muffler could also get you a ticket from police due to noise pollution complaints. However, the more serious issues come from carbon monoxide and other leaks that could destroy your engine.

Vibrations felt on the steering wheel while you're driving may something to do with a damaged muffler. 
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The Mazda CX-5 is Stylish

The popular Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV comes with a choice between three different body styles and a number of trim options. Select from one of seven different exterior colors and matching interior design. The body styles are created to be visually stunning yet functional. Different models also provide individualized features.

Families often choose the Touring model that comes complete with heated front seats for winter comfort. Both front seat occupants also have access to climate control settings. The Grand Touring model offers a powered rear gate and Mazda's unique navigation

 
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Warranty Differences


As you look to purchase your next vehicle, it is important to know the facts about the different types of warranties that can be included to cover your vehicle. Having details on the type of warranty covering the vehicle will help you make an informed decision on your next purchase.

The two main types of warranties on new or certified used vehicles are powertrain and bumper-to-bumper. To begin, a powertrain warranty covers all of the pieces that bring power to the tires of the vehicle to make it drive. This includes the engine, transmission, differential and driveshaft...
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Roadside Emergency Equipment - Must Have Items

You never know when your vehicle may break down. Even brand-new cars are vulnerable to a malfunction that could leave you stranded on the side of the road. One way to manage this situation if it were to occur is a roadside emergency equipment kit. Below, we will go over some must have items for this kit.

A roadside emergency equipment kit can be as simple as jumper cables and orange cones, or more sophisticated. Items that should be included in every roadside assistance kit should include a flashlight, blanket, tire jack and lug wrench, first aid kit, basic hand…

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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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