Technology can help you get home this New Year’s Eve

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 9:39 PM
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How do I use Uber/Lyft to get home on New Year’s Eve?

This time of year, Christmas gets all of the attention for holidays, but let’s not forget to give New Year’s Eve its due. Hopefully, you already have plans to attend a party. But, have you thought about how you’ll be getting home? This is especially important if you plan on drinking, which is obviously incredibly dangerous. Luckily, technology is here to help. If you been looking for a safe ride home after the ball drops on New Year’s Day, Gwatney Mazda of Germantown is here to help you figure out how to use Uber/Lyft to get home. These apps can be downloaded to just about any smartphone. They are safe and secure, so you don’t have to worry about entering your credit or debit card information. We’ve provided some videos below to help you get started. Everyone at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown wishes you a safe and happy New Year. Read the rest of this entry »

You’ll be sorry you ignored your tires when you’re changing a flat

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 10:57 PM
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How do I know if I need new tires?

It’s never been easier to care for a Mazda coupe, hatchback, sedan or crossover SUV. The automaker routinely ranks among the best manufacturers in the automotive industry in several of the most important categories. However, it can still be difficult how to know if you need new tires. Gwatney Mazda of Germantown wants to be a primary resource for everything you need to know about your vehicle – even if you didn’t buy it from us. Tires are really the unsung heroes of any vehicle. Even the best of us can take them for granted until it’s too late. There are some tell-tale signs that it’s time for a new set of tires as well as a few things you can do to get the most miles possible before replacing them. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda’s future is exciting, but likely not adding new sports car

By Product Expert | Posted in Concept, Design, Mazda Brand on Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 4:41 PM
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Is Mazda adding a new sports car to the lineup?

It’s pretty easy to understand how the people working as product experts at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown became huge Mazda fans. With that, more than a few of them actually spend some of their downtime reading the news and other articles about what may or may not be coming down the pipe from the automaker. A recent article has caught our attention that stated Mazda has chosen to renew its trademark for the MX-6 model name. Does this mean Mazda is adding a new sports car to the lineup? Obviously, we don’t know for sure, but at this point, it doesn’t seem likely. Let’s take a look at what we know at this point in the game. Read the rest of this entry »

Drivers have some choices to make when filling their tires

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips & Tricks on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 2:11 PM
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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. Read the rest of this entry »

New driver-centric experience promised in 2019 Mazda3

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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What’s different for the 2019 Mazda3?

Mazda made very efficient use of its time on stage at the kick-off for the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show last week when they introduced the 2019 Mazda3. For as much information about the newest compact sedan and hatchback that was made available, the manufacturer still left out a few important details. It took our product experts a bit of time to read through all of the available information to find out what is different for the 2019 Mazda3. Suffice it to say that when the 2019 Mazda3 is finally available at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown next year, future owners will be in store for a more connected, refined and, overall, enjoyable ownership experience versus last year. Read the rest of this entry »

New Mazda3 debuts at 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda expands new smartphone upgrade to more models

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips & Tricks on Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda offers peace of mind long after paperwork is finished

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda Brand on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 1:19 PM
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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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