Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category
How to Use Mazda Push Button Start
Mazda’s push button start system is remarkably easy to use, but getting used to the new method may take a few go’s. Get the basics down pat when we review some important intel on how to use Mazda push button start. (more…)
How to Sync your Phone to MAZDA CONNECT™ via Bluetooth
Whether you’re sending a quick text, setting up navigation or queuing up the next song on your playlist, turning your attention to your smartphone while driving is a dangerous habit. MAZDA CONNECT™ helps eliminate the risk by allowing you to safely access many off your smartphone’s applications right from your vehicle’s touchscreen. Available on every model of the Mazda lineup, MAZDA CONNECT™ is a next-generation vehicle infotainment system that offers a far wider range of features and functions than your typical setup. Let’s get started with this guide on how to sync your phone to MAZDA CONNECT™ via Bluetooth. (more…)
How To Use MAZDA CONNECT™ Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
We all love to listen to the Greatest Showman soundtrack on family road trips and with the MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system taking center stage in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 – it is easier than ever. Learn how to use MAZDA CONNECT™ Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to listen to your favorite music on your next family adventure with this how-to guide and video series. Visit the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown inventory today to find a Mazda car or crossover that will upgrade your next adventure! (more…)
How To Use the Mazda CX-5 Active Driving Display
Tailor-made for drivers who love to get behind the wheel, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is designed to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience at every turn. To make your experience safer and more intuitive, Mazda offers the Active Driving Display feature for select Mazda CX-5 trim levels – an innovative heads-up display that projects important driving information onto the windshield in front of the driver, to keep you informed and your eyes on the road. Information that can be displayed via the Active Driving Display includes – speed, navigation, warnings for Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® safety systems, following distance, traffic signs and more. Learn how to use the Mazda CX-5 Active Driving Display with this quick step-by-step guide and how-to video. Visit the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown inventory today to find a Mazda car or crossover to fit your lifestyle! (more…)
How To Use the Mazda CX-5 360-Degree View Monitor
Equipped with an impressive list of technology and features, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover is a fan favorite at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown. When you opt for select Mazda CX-5 trim levels, you will gain access to the 360-Degree View Monitor safety feature – a system of four cameras and parking sensors – that provide you with a 360-degree view of your Mazda vehicle.
The Mazda 360-Degree View Monitor provides drivers with four primary display modes that are accessible via the MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen display – Top View, Front View, Side View and Rear View. Additional parking sensors will protect you and your family on the road. Learn how to use the Mazda CX-5 360-Degree View Monitor with this quick step-by-step guide. Make sure to visit the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown inventory today to find a Mazda model that will fit your lifestyle! (more…)
How To Raise and Lower the Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Top
Are you new to the Mazda brand? Have you always wanted a fun-to-drive and affordable convertible? The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata soft top convertible and its retractable hardtop convertible counterpart, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF will check all the boxes. If you have never owned a convertible and you have your heart set on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, you may want to know how to raise and lower the Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible top – we have the answers to your questions with this step-by-step how-to guide and video. (more…)
Does Your Mazda Car or Crossover Need Synthetic Oil?
Are you overdue for an oil change? Are you unsure what type of engine oil your 2019 Mazda CX-5 requires? With conventional, synthetic blend and synthetic oils to choose from, many car shoppers want to know – does your Mazda car or crossover need synthetic oil? Learn more about the type of engine oil you should use in your Mazda and how often you should change the oil with this quick guide provided by Gwatney Mazda of Germantown. (more…)
How does turbocharging in a car engine work?
In the old days, a vehicle owner had to choose between a vehicle that made a lot of horsepower and one that can record high fuel economy scores. Recent advances in automotive turbocharging technology are allowing car owners to have their cake and eat it, too – so to speak. So, how does turbocharging in a car engine work? The actual engineering behind turbochargers can get a little difficult to understand, but in practice, it’s pretty simple. There are several new vehicles in the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown lineup that employ this technology. Our team of product experts wanted to give you a quick primer on how this works so you can make a more informed decision during the shopping process. (more…)
What steps should I take to buy a new car?
Most financial experts will say that impulse buying of any kind isn’t a terribly smart idea. This goes double for buying a new vehicle. For most customers visiting the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom, their vehicle is going to be among their most important and valuable asset. If you’re thinking it’s time to make an upgrade to your daily driver, you should be thinking, ‘What steps should I take to buy a new car,’ long before you make your first visit to our, or any dealership. Our team of product experts wrote this short guide to get you started on a successful path that will hopefully end with you driving back home in a new Mazda sedan, hatchback or crossover SUV from our showroom. (more…)
How do I bring a car out of storage?
It might not feel like it, but spring is right around the corner. Not only will the weather start to improve and get warmer, but it will also be time to get our collectible vehicles back on the road. Sure, Gwatney Mazda of Germantown is a new car dealership and our inventory of pre-owned models is filled with modern vehicles, but we still know some things about older models. In fact, we have had more than a few customers ask our expert service technicians, ‘How do I bring a car out of storage?’ While every vehicle is going to have its own unique set of needs, there are a few standard procedures that our team follows when they bring their summer cars out of the garage. (more…)