Your new Mazda vehicle is covered by a warranty, what does that mean?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, Service on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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What is included with the Mazda warranty package?

Mazda has quite a streak going among the rest of the automotive industry. The automaker has been named the “Best Car Brand” by U.S. News & World Report. There are a lot of factors that go into winning this award, not the least of which is how reliable each and every Mazda vehicle is designed to be when it leaves its production facility. As much work as goes into to ensuring that Mazda’s cars and crossover SUVs live up to the manufacturer’s standards, sometimes things don’t go as planned. To make sure owners are protected, Mazda has developed one of the longest-lasting and comprehensive warranties in the industry. So, what is included with the Mazda warranty package? Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda may already have the next generation of engine technology in its grasp

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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Will Mazda ever make a hydrogen-powered vehicle?

The next few years are almost guaranteed to contain a flurry of advancements in automotive technology that hasn’t been seen since for a few generations. Most automakers, including Mazda, are always on the lookout for ways to make vehicles cleaner and more fuel-efficient. As it happens, a recent article posted on the Road and Track website seems to believe that Mazda already has the expertise it needs to be a leader in the industry. So, will Mazda ever make a hydrogen-powered vehicle? For American buyers, that is unclear at this point; but the manufacturer did briefly tow with this technology in its native Japan. Let’s take a look at why this could be a possibility. Read the rest of this entry »

A little effort now saves on a lot of costs later when it comes to tires

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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How can I make my tires last longer?

One of the most common things you’ll hear around the Gorman McCracken Mazda Service Department is our technicians telling customers how important their tires are. Those humble rubber rings are a vehicle’s first line of defense when it comes to handling, braking and maintaining fuel efficiency. It would be in every vehicle owner’s best interest to find the best answer to the question, ‘How can I make my tires last longer?’ As it happens, the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog is here to give you the information you need. If you need to know something that isn’t answered here, please stop by the showroom or service department and one of our highly-trained experts will do their best to help you in any way they can. Read the rest of this entry »

Still looking for gift ideas? We have an entire showroom of suggestions for you

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, New Models on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 3:31 PM
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Should I ask for a Mazda for Christmas?

Hopefully, you’ve long since submitted your Christmas list to Santa. However, if you’re struggling to fill one out and you’re on the fence wondering, ‘Should I ask for a Mazda for Christmas?’ Everyone at Gorman McCracken Mazda would definitely support you in this kind of gift. There has never been a better time to get behind the wheel of a new Mazda sedan, hatchback or crossover SUV. For the new model year, the automaker has raised the level of standard and available technology across its lineup. Certainly, the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog is filled with the granular details a buyer needs to see what is available right now and what’s coming next. Take a look at these Mazda videos if you’d like to get a peek behind the curtain. Read the rest of this entry »

All-new Mazda3 holds a lot of potential for automaker, buyers

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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When will the new Mazda3 go on sale?

Since we brought you the news of the official announcement of a new version of the Mazda3 hatchback and sedan, Gorman McCracken Mazda product experts have been busy answering messages from potential buyers. Most of them are asking when the new Mazda3 will go on sale. At this point, we don’t have a clear idea. It is equally likely that it could be put into production in time to available toward the end of the 2019 model year or be held to be one of the first vehicles to be built under the 2020 banner. In the meantime, we’ll share a few of the important details we know about the new Mazda3 right now. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda introduces new Mazda3 in Los Angeles

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 8:08 PM

New Mazda3 redesign photos and video

A new era is dawning in the Mazda lineup that is coming to the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom. One of the most exciting vehicles that our customers will be able to see is the Mazda3, both the sedan and hatchback versions. The automaker has made several radical changes that will make the Mazda3 more fun to drive and own. There are still several details that have yet to be released. However, we are so excited about these developments that our product experts wanted people to get a look at the new platform as soon as possible. Check out these new Mazda3 redesign photos and video from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. If you have any questions before it gets here, make an appointment with a Gorman McCracken Mazda product expert today. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda expands smartphone integration to more models

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 10:38 PM
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Can I add smartphone apps to any Mazda vehicle?

A few months ago, Mazda announced that it would be providing owners of certain trims of the 2018 Mazda6, the chance to have Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability retrofitted in their vehicles. Naturally, we and many of our customers were very excited to hear this news. However, the team of product experts working in the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom started to receive a lot of calls, text messages and emails from other customers wondering, ‘Can I add smartphone apps to any Mazda vehicle?’ As of a few days ago, we can start calling them back with good news. The automaker has decided to expand the technologies availability to almost every one of its vehicles that are from 2014 and newer. Read the rest of this entry »

Several upgrades confirmed for 2019 Mazda CX-5

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5 on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Release date for the 2019 Mazda CX-5

A few weeks ago, we brought you a bit of interesting news about the future of the Mazda CX-5. Not only has the automaker confirmed that its middle crossover SUV will be getting a turbocharged engine, but the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog has also learned a few more interesting bits of news prior to the release date for the 2019 Mazda CX-5. The headline for the new model year is that Mazda’s 2019 lineup is going to easily rank among the most technologically-advanced vehicles in each class they occupy. Owners will be able to integrate their smartphones into their daily commute. If you would like to start the pre-ordering process for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 before it arrives at the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda teases possible diesel engine for future models

By Product Expert | Posted in SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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Is Mazda making a diesel engine?

When most people think of diesel engines, they see mental images of big rigs lumbering down the road with black smoke billowing out of the stacks. Mazda isn’t a stranger to defying the status quo when it comes to developing advanced engine technology. In fact, there are rumors floating around the internet that Mazda may be flirting with the idea of bringing its rotary engine back into production, but we digress. So, is Mazda making a diesel engine? Yes, they are. However, there are still some unanswered questions about as to when it will appear and on which models will feature a diesel engine. Let’s take a look at what we know to this point. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 could bring impressive changes to Mazda CX-5 powertrain options

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5 on Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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When is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 coming to dealerships?

If there is something that every Gorman McCracken Mazda product expert loves to talk about it’s our available lineup of 2019 Mazda crossover SUVs. We have already brought you everything we know about the newest versions of the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-9. However, there is a conspicuously missing step in that journey. So, when is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 coming to dealerships like ours? Hopefully, the wait won’t be too much longer. In the meantime, we thought we’d share a few interesting tidbits we’ve learned about the automaker’s middle crossover SUV model. Be sure to check the Gorman McCracken Blog regularly for updates. Read the rest of this entry »

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