Are old ideas costing you money you might not otherwise have to spend

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 9:07 PM
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Outdated car myths that are costing you money

Today’s cars, trucks and crossover SUVs are so advanced that about the only thing they share with their ancestors are four wheels and the classification of an automobile. Beyond that, technology has changed our vehicles so much that they are more akin to rolling computers than machines powered by internal combustion engines. In addition to those changes, the way we think about purchasing and maintaining our vehicles have also taken huge leaps forward. Our service and financing teams got together to write up this guide to help people save money in ways they might not have otherwise considered when dealing with their vehicles. If you have any questions that might not be covered here, please stop by the showroom and ask us. We love to help. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda helps you cling to summer with a new series of commercials

By blogsadmin | Posted in Mazda on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 7:16 PM
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New Mazda commercials with cars and SUVs

While the weather has been particularly warm lately, fundamentally we still know that summer is quickly coming to an end. This means that our kids will be heading back to school very soon and our schedules will be filled with sport, carpools and the like. At Gorman McCracken Mazda, we think that we need to cling to the season for as long as possible. Here are a few videos to remind us there is still plenty of time to enjoy our friends and family before things get too crazy. Here are a few new Mazda commercials with cars and SUVs for you to check out. These vehicles might just be exactly what you need to hold on to the last bit of summer until it comes back around next year. Read the rest of this entry »

New Mazda crossover SUV to come equipped with latest available technology

By blogsadmin | Posted in Mazda CX-9 on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 9:10 PM
A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 on the road.

Release Date for the 2019 Mazda CX-9

The new model year is just about ready to start picking up steam at Gorman McCracken Mazda. We have just received word that the release date for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is slated for the beginning of September 2018. This means we are just weeks away from seeing the most technologically-advanced version of the popular crossover SUV Mazda has ever produced. There are a few important changes that will appeal to new buyers – specifically those who like to integrate their various devices, so they can always get the most from them. If you want to make sure that you are among the first in your neighborhood to own the 2019 Mazda CX-9, you can start the pre-ordering process today by making an appointment with a Gorman McCracken Mazda sales professional today. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s official! Mazda adding smartphone compatibility to 2018 Mazda6

By blogsadmin | Posted in Mazda6 on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 8:30 PM
A photo of the new software available for the 2018 Mazda6 on the sedan's touchscreen.

When is Apple/Android smartphone integration coming to Mazda?

At the beginning of last month, we shared an article with you about what the future could hold, in terms of technology, for Mazda owners. Some scattered reports were collected from some of our favorite and most reliable sources on the internet. Today, it looks like the original reports covering that news were right on the money. So, when is Apple/Android smartphone integration coming to Mazda? According to Mazda North American Operations, owners of the certain 2018 models will be able to have the capability added to their existing equipment in September. The automaker will begin shipping models that are already compatible with Apple CarPlay™- and Android Auto™-compatibility starting in November. Read the rest of this entry »

Consumer Reports has a few tips to help you save money with your vehicle

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 3:42 PM
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Consumer Reports video tips about cars

As the owner of a vehicle, there is a lot of knowledge to get your arms around. How can you get the best deal on a car loan? What kind of things do I need to look out for? Is buying or leasing a better deal for me? If you were to look for all of this information on your own, you’d have to chain yourself to your laptop for hours. However, you’re in luck, some of the product experts working at the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom have done the heavy lifting for you. We went to one of the most respected sources for consumer news, Consumer Reports – well their YouTube channel anyway. Here are some Consumer Reports tips about cars that you might find very useful. Read the rest of this entry »

2018 Mazda6 picks up strong crash protection scores for current model year

By blogsadmin | Posted in Mazda6 on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 2:53 PM

How safe is the 2018 Mazda6 in a crash?

Mazda has ushered in a new era in design and technology for the 2018 Mazda6. Some of the most exciting additions to the popular midsize sedan include redesigned seats that are not only more supportive and comfortable but also ventilated on some trims as well as a comprehensive suite of safety systems. It’s the latter of these changes that have made some news that the Gorman McCracken Blog is excited to tell you about. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its evaluation for the new sedan. So, how safe is the 2018 Mazda6 in a crash? According to the experts of the IIHS, it’s pretty safe. Let’s take a look at how the Mazda6 can protect drivers and passengers. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 MX-5 improves fuel economy scores for new model year

By blogsadmin | Posted in Mazda MX-5 on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 12:58 PM
A left profile photo of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata parked under an overhang.

Fuel Economy scores for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

We’ve told just about everyone who will listen how excited we are about the improvements made to the new Mazda Miata that will be arriving at Gorman McCracken Mazda later this year. Not only has the automaker found a way to boost the convertible’s performance for the new model year, but it has done so without negatively affecting the fuel economy scores for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The United States government released its official fuel efficiency estimates, and we think potential buyer considering the newest version of the Miata will be very impressed. Let us know right away if you would like to start the pre-ordering process before the 2019 MX-5 Miata arrives. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda could maybe, possibility be thinking about changing its infotainment options

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 6:11 PM
A photo of the infotainment system available in many Mazda vehicles.

Can I connect my Apple/Android phone to my Mazda vehicle?

Very few industries are as quick to adopt new technology as those in the automotive world. Mazda vehicles are well-regarded for using cutting-edge methodology to provide plenty of power while still offering top-shelf fuel economy scores. As important as those elements are to the continued success of all new Mazda vehicles, buyers have been asking for improvements in other places. Since new connectivity options have become more commonplace, the team of product experts at Gorman McCracken Mazda often fields questions from customers asking, ‘Can I connect my Apple/Android phone to my Mazda vehicle?’ According to an online article from a reputable source, the answer appears to be, a very clear, maybe. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Miata gets big boost in performance output for new model year

By blogsadmin | Posted in Mazda MX-5 on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 8:17 PM
A photo of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata parked under an overhang.

Release Date for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The upcoming class of new 2019 Mazda vehicles promises to be one of the most exciting in a long time. No discussion of the new Mazda lineup is complete without bringing up what the automaker is bringing to the Miata. Gorman McCracken Mazda buyers who are interested in the release date for 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata won’t have to wait long to find out when they can take one home. The automaker will start shipping the lightweight roadster to dealerships around the country – like Gorman McCracken Mazda – this fall. In the meantime, they have thankfully released a few exciting details about what the 2019 Miata will have to offer when it does in fact land at our showroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Did you here that? If you did hear something, this is what it could mean

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service on Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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What certain car noises mean and how bad is it?

When your vehicle is working properly, it should almost be like an automotive symphony. There will be high and low notes with varying pitch. Once something upsets the balance, it won’t take a particularly good musical ear to know that something is wrong. If you’ve been hearing something that sounds off and you’re wondering what certain car noises mean and how bad it is, Gorman McCracken Mazda is here to help. We spoke with one of the many expert service technicians working in the Gorman McCracken Mazda Service Department to identify the most common sounds you’re likely to hear and how concerned you should be. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, give us a call today. We’re always here to help. Read the rest of this entry »

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