Archive for the ‘Service’ Category
How long do headlights last on a car?
It’s hard to believe that in the very earliest days of horseless carriages, drivers had little more than oil lamps to provide light for driving at night. Thankfully, times and technology have changed a lot and automotive headlights can essentially turn night into day. Being on the road after dark is filled with enough challenges without someone struggling to see. This is such a problem, that it’s not terribly uncommon for a driver to call the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Service Department to ask, ‘How long do headlights last on a car?’ Unfortunately, there is no one answer that is going to be universally correct because there are just too many factors to take into account. But we’ll try to do our best to cover the most important information. (more…)
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…)
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…)
Should I put nitrogen in my tires?
If we were to ask, what is inside your car’s tires, everyone would answer air. But did you know that air isn’t the only option? Some people go a different route and choose a different gas on which to ride. So, should you put nitrogen in your tires? That depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Proponents of filling a vehicle’s tires with nitrogen are quick to point out its advantages, while critics of the practice say it’s not always worth the extra cost. Let’s take a look at what the experts working at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown have to say. You should always follow the recommendations laid out in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, but feel free to stop by the shop if you’re looking for another opinion. (more…)
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…)
How safe is the 2018 Mazda CX-9?
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 earned a five-star overall rating in crash testing performed by the U.S. government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The mid-size, three-row crossover earned top scores after undergoing rigorous collision and pre-collision testing. Continue reading to learn more about how safe the 2018 Mazda CX-9 will keep you and your family.
Best services to perform for spring driving
Winter can be quite a beast, with colder temperatures and nasty precipitation in the form of ice, rain, and snow wreaking all kinds of havoc on your vehicle. Once this season is over, it’s time to give your car the kind of cleaning and maintenance it needs and deserves, freshening it up and making it sparkle once again. Read ahead for some of the best services to perform for spring driving. (more…)
What to do if Your Mazda Infotainment System has Frozen
If you have a Mazda model, chances are you have a model that is equipped with the MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment system. This technology is a marvel of connectivity options, allowing you to stream music, get directions, make calls, and do so much more, all while remaining alert to what is happening around you and keep your eyes on the road. But, like all technologies, sometimes infotainment systems can lag or freeze. We’re going to detail what to do if your Mazda infotainment system has frozen so you can keep enjoying your connectivity features in your Mazda!
Recommended Fluid Type for Mazda Models
Choosing the right type of oil can be confusing. Sometimes, we need to quickly add oil, or want to perform our oil change ourselves. No matter the reason, we’re going to tell you the recommended fluid type for Mazda models, so you can choose the right type of oil to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
Mazda TPMS Functionality and Information
Proper tire inflation is one of the most important parts of your vehicle’s overall health. Mazda vehicles make it easy to know if your vehicle’s tires are properly inflated with its Tire Pressure Warning System that is found in all Mazda vehicles. But just how does this system work? We’re detailing the Mazda TPMS functionality and information, so you can see the ins and outs of this technology.