Archive for January, 2019

Your car’s battery won’t last forever, but here is how you can get the most from it

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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How long do car batteries last?

When it comes talking about cars or anything automotive, it’s easy to get seduced by the concept of performance. It’s very linear and easier to understand – the more horsepower an engine produces, the faster it will go. However, an engine isn’t much more than a very intricate paperweight with a properly working battery. These days batteries don’t require much attention until they do. So, how do car batteries last? Most of the automotive experts working in the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Service Department say the average is about four years. Let’s see if we can help you find ways to make it last longer. (more…)

Keeping your tires properly inflated is an easy way to keep your vehicle in good shape

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Do I need to change my tire pressure in winter and summer?

Our area might not get as much snow or get as cold as what our friends and family living in the north must deal with. But that doesn’t mean that our seasons don’t require different priorities when we’re on the road. One of the most common questions we hear in the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Service Department is, ‘Do I need to change my tire pressure in winter and summer?’ In short, no you don’t. All vehicles and their tires are specifically designed to maintain constant tire pressure and everything from engine performance to fuel economy can be affected. Let’s take a look at a few things you should know. (more…)

Check out this expert review of the all-new Mazda3 before it’s for sale

Monday, January 28th, 2019
A side-by-side photo of the sedan and hatchback versions of the 2019 Mazda3.

First drive review of the 2019 Mazda3

If you have been visiting the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Blog recently, you know that we’ve been very focused on the automaker’s lineup of crossover SUVs. However, the model we are most excited to experience for the new model year is the 2019 Mazda3. The sedan and hatchback versions of the new Mazda3 have been completely redesigned from the ground-up and, according to top automotive website Jalopnik, it could be the platform to push Mazda to the next level. It will still be at least a month before the new vehicle arrives. Until then take a look a look at our summary of the first drive review of the 2019 Mazda3. (more…)

Mazda release more information about new sedan/hatchback

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Pricing and performance specs for 2019 Mazda3

The most exciting model coming to the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom in the very near future is the all-new Mazda3. Our team of product experts has been fielding a lot of calls from potential buyers inquiring about the pricing and performance specs for the 2019 Mazda3 since it was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The latest updates from Mazda have revealed that it will start delivering the 2019 Mazda3 in March of this year. Initial numbers for the coupe and sedan will be low at first, so anyone interested in owning or leasing it should act quickly. Contact a Gwatney Mazda of Germantown representative as soon as possible. (more…)

Keep your vehicle save using available Mazda technology

Monday, January 21st, 2019
A left profile photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-5.

How does the Mazda CX-5 alarm work?

You have worked hard to take your Mazda CX-5 home from the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom. You curbed your unnecessary spending to save up for the down payment and you probably did hours and hours research before settling on the Mazda two-row crossover SUV. It’s only natural you will want to protect your investment. It’s not terribly uncommon for customers to ask our product experts, ‘How does the Mazda CX-5 alarm work?’ This is such an important piece of information that we thought it would be beneficial for us to lay out a step-by-step process. If you need more help or would like to see the vehicle’s anti-theft system in action, stop by our showroom today. (more…)

You must have car insurance, but you don’t have to pay full price

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Ways to get a discount on car insurance

Hopefully, everyone reading the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Blog knows that drivers operating their vehicles in the State of Tennessee are required to carry vehicle insurance policies that meet a certain minimum coverage threshold. However, just because we’re all required to have automobile insurance, doesn’t mean we have to pay full price for it. Some of the finance experts working at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom thought it might be useful for you to know of about some interesting ways to get a discount on car insurance that you might not have previously considered. If you’re looking for a new sedan, hatchback or crossover SUV you’d like to try some of these ways to save money, make an appointment with a product expert today. (more…)

Mazda celebrates important anniversary in Chicago 30 years later

Monday, January 14th, 2019
A stylized photo illustration of the 30th Anniversary Mazda MX-5 Miata.

30th Anniversary Mazda MX-5 Miata

While most of the global automakers have their focus on the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mazda is looking a little further down the road. When the manufacturer sets up its display at the Chicago Auto Show, the 30th Anniversary Mazda MX-5 Miata will be among the many displays the automaker has set up for the thousands attending the show. The Chicago Auto Show is an appropriate place to celebrate this milestone anniversary of the Mazda MX-5 Miata. McCormick Place on the shores of Lake Michigan is where the very first Mazda MX-5 Miata originally debuted to the public. Unfortunately, the automaker is being tight-lipped about what will be on display, but we’ll try to make some guesses. (more…)

It might be cold outside, but your engine can still get too hot

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Can a car overheat in the winter?

Winter in the great state of Tennessee can certainly be beautiful, but it rarely gets bitterly cold like it does for our friends who live further north. Just because the temperatures get a bit lower, a vehicle’s engine will always have heat to spare. On the occasion when someone calls the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Service Department to ask, ‘Can a car overheat in the winter,’ they are often surprised when we tell them that it is very possible. An overheating vehicle engine is a bad situation to be in, especially when the weather outside is frightful – or worse. If you need any help or advice about how to get the most out of your vehicle, Mazda or otherwise, make an appointment to see a service expert today. (more…)

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 may not have a CD player, but it doesn’t lack options

Friday, January 4th, 2019
A photo of the touchscreen used by the infotainment system in many Mazda vehicles.

Does the 2019 Mazda CX-5 have a CD player?

The story of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is really centered around its available technology options. Now that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has been available at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown, customers are getting even more interested in what features it has available. One of the most common questions our team of product experts have received is, ‘Does the 2019 Mazda CX-5 have a CD player?’ Audio file storage file formats, like the technology available in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has progressed beyond carrying around compact discs. So, no, the new Mazda CX-5 does not have a CD player but owners will not be at a loss listening options. Let’s take a look at what the new crossover SUV has to offer. (more…)

Are you relying on outdated information when choosing your next vehicle?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
A right profile photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 in the snow.

Do vehicles with a manual transmission have better gas mileage?

It’s been more than a century since automobiles have been mass-produced in the United States as well as around the world. In that time, the technology and capability of vehicles have progressed faster than almost any other industry. Because of the speed of development, certain myths and misconceptions have become pervasive which can lead to buyers making decisions based on outdated information. So, do vehicles with a manual transmission have better gas mileage? Well, that’s no longer the case. Let’s take a closer look at what the Mazda lineup of vehicles has to offer in terms of fuel economy. If you’d like to schedule a test drive with any of the vehicles in our inventory, make an appointment with a product expert today by calling, 833-241-6312. (more…)

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