Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

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

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
A stock photo of a mechanic working on a vehicle.

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. (more…)

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

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
A photo of tires in a studio.

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. (more…)

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Outdated car myths that are costing you money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…)

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

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
A overhead photo of the 2018 Mazda6.

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. (more…)

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

Monday, June 18th, 2018
A stock photo of someone looking under the hood of a broken down car.

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. (more…)