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The Impressive Design of the Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 crossover remains a popular choice among Alexandria, LA drivers that prefer the combination of an SUV in a subcompact model. The latest models have undergone an update that makes them that much more appealing. See the new SUV models in our Hixson Mazda inventory. Feel free to ask for a test drive.

Potential owners have a choice between the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim models. The overall exterior appearance of all three includes sharp lines and sweeping curves along with an aerodynamic profile.  

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Take Control In The Event Of An Accident

Accidents happen. And when they do, at Hixson Mazda of Alexandria we want you to be prepared to handle the situation in a calm way. So here are a few tips to help you know what to do in the event of a collision:

Emergencies First

If someone is injured be sure to call 9-1-1 first. Removing all drivable vehicles from the road is also a good idea.

Gather Information

Gather insurance information and the names of everyone involved, plus photos of the accident. Call police authorities or wait for them to arrive.
 
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Tips for Maintaining Your Car's Battery

Your battery is what gives your Mazda the power to start by supplying power to the car's starter. Correctly maintaining your battery will significantly prolong its life and keep you out of inconvenient situations. Having said that, it's not always in your control when your car decides to have a failed battery.

Do you think you need a new battery? When your car doesn't start, it may mean that it's time to buy a new battery or at least service it.  

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Using Credit to Get the Best Price on a Used Car

If you are ready to start looking for your next car, you have many decisions to make. Primary among these is price. You want the best car at the best price, and that is exactly what we want to help you get.

We have an extensive inventory for you to choose from, so you should find what you are looking for no matter what your budget. To get the best price possible, we encourage to start shopping around for financing. This is how you will get a lower interest rate and save much needed cash on those monthly payments.

 

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Properly Using a Vehicle Roof Rack

If you need help choosing a roof rack for the vehicle that you drive around town, Hixson Mazda can help. There are racks for any situation, and we'll help you select the right one for your needs. From carrying bicycles to adding extra cargo space, roof racks are an easy way to carry items that won't fit inside your vehicle.

When you have a roof rack on your vehicle, you need to be extra careful when entering spaces with low clearance. Parking garages and other structures can rip off a rack if there isn't enough space to…

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Drive Confidently After Servicing an Inefficient Steering System

If you operate a vehicle that oversteers or understeers around curves, you could drive off the highway. This guide covers general ways understeering and oversteering causes problems during steep corning situations.

When understeering impacts a vehicle, the process of drifting along a curve will require strategic timing. Understeering makes cornering complicated by increasing the time that it takes to complete a turn. For example, you'll have to rotate a steering wheel a lot in order to drift around a simple curve on the road. 

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Safety Features in the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is one of the most stylish vehicles that you will find on the road today. This little roadster has a lot of acceleration power, and it has the handling that you would expect in a sports car. In addition to all of its other great features, the MX-5 Miata RF has great safety features too.

When you are traveling at a speed over 44 mph, the Miata's lane departure warning system kicks in. This system will let you know if you begin to drift outside of your designated lane markings. You will receive a…

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New Mazda3 Offers Upgrades in Style

A 2.5-liter engine is a standard feature in the Mazda3 sedan. This means that you'll have plenty of power while driving around without the increased fuel usage that you might see in cars of a similar size. You'll also be able to get an all-wheel-drive upgrade to make driving on different types of roads a bit easier.

Keep in mind that the rear of the vehicle doesn't offer as much space as the front, which means that legroom is often sacrificed for some of the other upgrades in the sedan. 

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The Secrets of How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Your vehicle will begin to hydroplane on the road when the tires on your vehicle can not scatter rain fast enough to maintain enough contact of the tires to the road. Here are a few tips to driving safely on wet roads.

As the surface of the roads become wet, learn to increase the driving distance between you and the car ahead. This will allow you enough time to come to a stop without having to hard brake and risk skidding off the road. Turn off the cruise control feature in the rain, and make an effort to avoid driving…

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Technology Features of the Mazda6

In the popular midsize sedan vehicle class, the Mazda6 stands out for its exemplary integration of cutting edge technology into its entertainment, safety and comfort features.

Protected by four cameras and eight sensors, you'll always have the confidence to back up or parallel park, even in tight locations or at night. The Mazda6 has a 360-degree view of the surrounding area that it displays on an eight-inch screen so you can visualize the immediate area around your car.  

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