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How Far Can You Drive a Mazda After the Gas Light Turns On?

Friday, December 11th, 2020
2021 Mazda CX-5 front fascia

Mazda Estimated Miles Remaining on Empty Tank 

If you’re not the most vigilant fuel monitor, you know that the gas light has a way of striking at the most inconvenient time. If you own a Mazda, it’s likely you can squeeze in more miles than typical before you putter out. Here, we look into about how many miles you can expect to be able to drive a Mazda after the low fuel light comes on. 


How to View/Change Your In-Car Mazda Wi-Fi Hotspot Password

Friday, October 30th, 2020
2021 Mazda CX-9 interior front seats

Mazda Connected Services Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Password

If you’ve purchased a new Mazda vehicle lately, chances are your car has the ability to keep you connected on the go with internet access available for multiple devices at once. The following guide goes over how you can view or change your in-car Mazda Wi-Fi hotspot password right from your vehicle’s display!


How to Set Memory Seat Settings on Mazda Vehicles

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Mazda vehicle cabin with driver seat memory feature

Guide to Changing Your Mazda’s Saved Seat Positions

If you’ve ever hurriedly hopped behind the wheel to find someone has messed with your seat position, you know that sometimes even the mildest inconveniences can be downright irritating. With the driver seat memory feature, sharing a vehicle is now easier. If you’re looking to reprogram the memory settings on your Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-9, or any other model from the Mazda family, you’re exactly where you need to be. In this guide, we’ll review how to set memory seat settings on your Mazda vehicle so you can skip the Goldilocks dilemma and ride off in ease.


How to Use Your Mazda CONNECT™ Infotainment System

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Mazda Infotainment system

Mazda may not be the first name that comes to your mind when you think of when shopping for a new vehicle, but they may argue that they should be. Mazda has climbed the ranks in recent years, quickly establishing itself as the perfect combination of affordability and luxury. The Mazda CONNECT™ infotainment system is what houses all your audio and infotainment needs, and you’ll see just how to use it in the short video tutorial below.


Does the Mazda CX-5 Require Premium Gas?

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
2020 Mazda CX-5 traveling on forest road

Should You Use Regular Fuel or Premium Fuel in the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV? 

One of the most common questions we hear from customers visiting our showroom is, “Do I have to use premium gas?” The quick answer is no, the Mazda CX-5 does not require premium gas, but it is recommended on models equipped with the turbocharged engine. Mazda’s recommendations for fuel depend on what you’re packing under the hood. Keep reading to learn more about the nuances of choosing a fuel in the Mazda CX-5. 


Mazda Push Button Start System Features and How-To Guide

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
2019 Mazda CX-5 on road at night

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…)

Pairing Your Device and Mazda Vehicle with MAZDA CONNECT™

Friday, July 12th, 2019
MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment system in Mazda vehicle

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…)

Learn How To Play Music with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ in Your Mazda CX-5

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Man Behind the Wheel of a 2019 Mazda CX-5 with Apple CarPlay Menu on MAZDA CONNECT Touchscreen

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…)

Step-By-Step Guide to the Mazda Active Driving Display Features and Settings

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
View of the Road at Night with Active Driving Display in a Mazda CX-5

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…)

Step-By-Step Guide to the Mazda 360-Degree View Monitor Safety Feature

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
2019 Mazda6 360-Degree View Monitor Top View on MAZDA CONNECT Touchscreen

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…)

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