Archive for August, 2018

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

Monday, August 20th, 2018
A stock photo of a couple making an agreement with a sales person at a dealership.

Outdated car myths that are costing you money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. (more…)

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

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
A left profile photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-5.

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. (more…)

New Mazda crossover SUV to come equipped with latest available technology

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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. (more…)

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

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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. (more…)