Archive for November, 2018

New Mazda3 debuts at 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

Friday, November 30th, 2018
A side-by-side photo of the new Mazda3 hatchback and sedan.

What does the new Mazda3 look like?

If it seems like a lot is changing within the Mazda inventory that is coming to or has already arrived at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom, you are absolutely correct. The addition of smartphone integration to the lineup is really going to raise the brand’s profile with our customers – and might even draw in some buyers who normally wouldn’t shop with us. Most automakers would take that as their big project for the year. Mazda went a step (or two) further and redesigned one of its most popular platforms. So, what does the new Mazda3 look like? It was revealed for the first time in the world earlier this week at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. We’re still waiting on a few details before giving you a full rundown. But take a look at these photos and videos. (more…)

Mazda collects “Best Car Brand” Award for fourth straight year

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
A photo of the entire Mazda lineup in a photo studio.

Best Car Brand Award for 2018 model year

There are a lot of changes happening in and around the Mazda brand. Lately, our attention has been focused on newly available technology and the possibility of more model redesigns coming in the very near future. However, before either of those things of those things can mean very much, Mazda has to build cars that people actually want to own. For the fourth consecutive season, Mazda has been given the Best Car Brand Award for the 2018 model year by U.S. News & World Report. At the top of the list, the opinion-making publication like about the brand were the automaker’s, ‘entertaining performance, intuitive infotainment systems and upscale interiors.’ Let’s take a closer look. (more…)

Mazda expands new smartphone upgrade to more models

Monday, November 26th, 2018
A photo of a person plugging their phone into the new Mazda infotainment system.

Which Mazda vehicles can get the smartphone upgrade?

When Mazda announced that it would be offering owners who purchased or leased the 2018 Mazda6 a chance to have their existing infotainment systems retrofitted with new technology, we definitely heard from a lot of our loyal readers. While a bulk of the calls were asking about how it would affect that specific vehicle in their driveway, we still had quite a few ask, ‘Which Mazda vehicles can get the smartphone upgrade?’ At first, it appeared that only the Mazda6 would be eligible, but something changed. Another update from our manufacturing partnered has revealed that almost any Mazda vehicle with the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system can get be eligible for the upgrade. Let’s learn more. (more…)

Mazda offers peace of mind long after paperwork is finished

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
A stock photo of three mechanics posing in front of some vehicles.

Mazda warranty coverage length and information

Every sedan, hatchback and crossover SUV that arrives at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown has been engineered and built to be as reliable as possible and perform as expected. It’s important for manufacturers to be able to stand behind their products and their customers when things are going well and when things go wrong. Even a basic look at Mazda warranty coverage length and information reveals quite a few interesting details. The automaker’s warranty program is not only one of the most comprehensive in the industry, but it also can serve more than one owner. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer and how it can help protect your investment. (more…)

Do you know what that noise is? Do you know what it means?

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
A stock photo of the a car being towed away.

Top three car sounds you can’t ignore

When you turn the key to start your vehicle, you shouldn’t be surprised by unpleasant or unexpected sounds. The well-worn metaphor of a well-tuned automobile purring like a well-fed cat has more than a bit of truth behind it. If you know what to listen for, your vehicle will have no problem letting you know that something isn’t right. We spoke with some of the experts staffing the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Service Department so they could tell us about the top three car sounds you can’t ignore. As is often the case some noises are less important than others while some will require immediate attention. The team staffing the Gwantey Mazda of Germantown Service Department can handle anything you bring to them. Make an appointment today. (more…)

Automaker pulls back the curtain for an early peak at 2019 Mazda CX-5

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
A left profile photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 parked in front of a restaurant.

Release date for the 2019 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 fits nicely in the automaker’s crossover SUV lineup. Engineers designed the vehicle to offer a lot of usable interior space without being overwhelming to drive. Recently a few additional details about the popular platform were released ahead of the release date for the 2019 Mazda CX-5. In addition to carrying on Mazda’s KODO design philosophy, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will be outfitted with the latest connectivity technology as well as an array of SKYACTIV®-based powertrains to deliver a unique balance of performance and efficiency. We expect delivery of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 to arrive at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom toward the end of this year or the very beginning of the next calendar year. (more…)

If something doesn’t smell right, this is what it could mean

Saturday, November 10th, 2018
A stock photo of cars in a service department.

What is that smell in my car?

When people think about taking care of their vehicles, they are mostly (and correctly) focused on getting regular oil changes and making sure it runs reliably. But there is more to owning and maintaining a vehicle than engines, transmissions and the like. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, ‘What is that smell in my car,’ we might be able to help. The Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Blog sat down with our chief service technician to help you identify any funky aromas you might be experiencing and what you can do to make them go away. If you need a little more assistance, please stop by our service department and we’ll figure something out. (more…)

Mazda sheds light on future of engine technology and hatchback design

Friday, November 9th, 2018
A photo of the redesigned Mazda3 in silhouette.

Is the new Mazda3 getting a diesel engine?

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you news about a potential redesign for the Mazda3, at least for the hatchback version. Today, the automaker confirmed that news and the world will get its first look at the updated hatchback later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The initial presentation will take place on Nov. 28. The Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Blog will be closely monitoring various sources to bring you new photos as soon as we can. There is some more exciting news to report. The new Mazda3 is getting a diesel engine and we’ve learned some of its secrets. We don’t have an exact release date for the new Mazda3 just yet, but it will likely won’t be available before the 2020 model year. (more…)

Mazda introduces you to new smartphone integration gear

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
A photo of a person connecting an iPhone to a Mazda infotainment system.

How do I use Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ in my Mazda vehicle?

One of the most common features found in the most popular vehicles in the modern automotive industry is the presence of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration in each manufacturers’ infotainment systems. Mazda is jumping into the deep end of the mobile device integration pool by offering both suites of applications on several 2019 models as well as in the 2018 Mazda6 sedans built later in the production schedule. In fact, Mazda is so committed to bringing this capability to owners of the 2018 Mazda6 that people who already leased or purchased one (eligible trims only) can schedule a free appointment to have the necessary equipped added. If you’d like to learn how to use Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ in your Mazda vehicle, make an appointment with a Gwatney Mazda of Germantown product expert today. (more…)

This is the year we’re all properly prepared for the holidays!

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
A stock photo of a table set for a holiday dinner.

Best Christmas/Thanksgiving bakeries near Memphis, TN

Now that we’re all coming down off of the sugar high of Halloween, we can start focusing on loading up on carbs for the holidays. Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and Christmas is metaphorically the day after that. At Gwatney Mazda of Germantown, we have promised ourselves that we will not get caught unprepared this year. We will have a plan and that means getting our orders in for the breads, cookies and other sweets we’ll either be serving at family gatherings or using as gifts. Our team spent some time researching the best Christmas/Thanksgiving bakeries near Memphis, TN. We asked several local experts and combed through reviews to come with this list. (more…)

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