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2018 Mazda CX-3: A Better Way to Be Faster

While many vehicle manufacturers have been focusing on increasing a car’s road speed, Mazda has been quietly discovering a better way to be faster. This has resulted in their adaptive, predictive four-wheel-drive system offered in the 2018 Mazda CX-3.

Here at Hixson Mazda of Alexandria, we all take road safety very seriously, for the sake of ourselves and our families. This instantly responsive four-wheel-drive system seems to know what’s going on before you even do, adapting to road conditions, weather, terrain, and much more. 

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The Mazda CX-5 Can Take You Anywhere

If you're looking at crossover SUVs, remember that the Mazda CX-5 has proven itself to be a consistent performer. It has stylish exterior features, a comfortable cabin, and high-quality components that make it fun and safe to drive.

You can feel comfortable in the CX-5 no matter what the weather is. The available i-ACTIV AWD can automatically activate to reduce traction loss. It continually monitors the temperature, throttle input, and braking patterns to help it adjust appropriately to the conditions. 

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Mazda CX-9 Design Features You Can Enjoy on Your Commute

The Mazda CX-9 is a vehicle that has many unique and appealing design features. Once you test-drive it, you are sure to fall in love with the 2018 version. Consider some of the following:

Features To Help Against The Weather:

First of all, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has many features to help you with weather driving. Whether it be snow, rain, or ice, the CX-9 can handle it! The patented i-ACTIV AWD system will allow you to monitor all of the necessities, including the exterior temperature, the impact on the throttle, and proper braking control. 

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Safety Technology: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Looking for a sporty convertible to drive for fun? The all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata is the car you are looking for to improve your Alexandria commute. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the most popular in its class for many reasons, including:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring - The Mazda MX-5 comes with blind spot monitoring which helps keep you safer while on the road by sending audible and visual alerts when a vehicle has entered your blind spot. This technology helps keep you and your passenger safer when trying to change lanes. 
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Explore the Many Features of the Mazda6

The new Mazda6 contains some of the most advanced hardware in the industry. In addition to having dozens of unique safety features, this vehicle also produces plenty of horsepower when it is time to hit the highway.

Mazda’s trademarked i-ACTIVSENSE safety system utilizes cutting-edge hardware and software to keep you and your passengers safe. That includes motion cameras, proximity sensors, radar, and a powerful onboard computer. 

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Mazda CX-5 Design Features

Even at the standard level, the Mazda CX-5 is the top compact SUV on the market today. Designed with a sleek exterior, modern style, and comfortable interior, there's a reason why drivers are loving the all new SUV. The base features in the CX-5 beat out the competition by leaps and bounds. You get a four-speaker sound system, USB ports, Bluetooth, 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, and voice-enabled commands.

You can do a lot in this vehicle from the cabin without ever looking at your phone. The stylish interiors are another selling point, with sleek leather upholstery. 

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A Faulty Vehicle Exhaust System Can be Hazardous

We've all heard the stories of people having serious health issues directly related to experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in a running vehicle. This gas and others can accumulate in your vehicle when the exhaust system isn't functioning correctly, and these gases can be especially dangerous because many of these gases are odorless.

The exhaust system in your vehicle is designed to pass noxious fumes from the engine safely through the system and out through the tail pipe. 

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning Your Vehicle

Every vehicle owner needs to be aware of what to do if the road conditions are hazardous due to excessive water on the road surface. The vehicle may hydroplane, which can happen if the water builds up under the tire and prevents the tire from making full contact with the road. If the tires can't maintain contact, the vehicle can begin to glide across the surface.

The first thing to do to prevent hydroplaning your vehicle is to slow down gradually if you see a large amount of water on the road ahead of you. Drive around 10 miles…

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Common Causes for Your Engine to Overheat

The reasons for the car engine to be overheating range from the simple to the costly. Here are a few popular reasons the engine may be overheating.

If the thermostat has failed, it will not be able to regulate the temperature in the engine block and will allow the system to quickly overheat. Blown radiator hoses disrupt the flow of coolant, so check the upper and lower hoses to be sure they are in tact and the connections are secure. 

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Monitor Tire Pressure to Avoid Costly Repairs

While you're driving, you don't want to see any lights on your dashboard come on because they usually indicate a problem with the vehicle. One such light is for the tire pressure. There are a few reasons as to why this light comes on, some that don't mean a problem that is severe.

If your air pressure is low because the temperature changes drastically, then the tire pressure light could come on until you put more air in the tires. 

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