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Mazda MX-5 Miata: Classic Roadster With Updated Safety Technology

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a sleek roadster that offers a safe and thrilling drive. Featuring two seats, this heritage-inspired convertible car comes in three models at Hixson Mazda of Alexandria. Our inventory starts with the entry-level Sport edition that offers awesome value in electronic amenities.

Powered by the i-ACTIVSENSE technology, the Traffic Sign Recognition is a class-leading feature that's available in the MX-5 Miata. This function is connected to exterior cameras that read traffic signs in your projected path. 

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Check Out These Design Features on the Mazda6 When You Have a Chance

You will find that there are quite a few design features that have made the Mazda6 one of the more popular midsize sedans on the road today. From the sleek tires to the optional sunroof, there is a lot to be excited about here. You will want to see these features for yourself.

With the high beam control feature, you will feel safer than ever before when driving at night. You will be able to illuminate a path on dark roads, while the system will automatically switch back to low beams when a vehicle is coming from the other direction…

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Checking Your Car Battery: Is it Time for Replacement?

At Hixson Mazda of Alexandria we know how frustrating it can be to wake up to a dead car battery. In most cases you can just revive the battery with a pair of jumper cables, but if your battery has exhausted its life you'll need a replacement.

Testing a battery requires a tool called a voltmeter. The red test lead of the voltmeter attaches to your battery's positive post. The black, or negative, lead goes to the battery's negative post. A good battery will read 12.4 volts or more. Anything under 12 volts could indicate that…

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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

It’s time to get into a new car, but what do FWD and RWD mean? Front-wheel drive (FWD) means that your car’s power comes from the front-end or front wheels of your vehicle. Your car is pulled forward by your wheels. This can put more strain on the transmission, but it leads to better gas mileage and lower costs in general.

Rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles are better for horsepower and towing because your car is pushed forward by the back wheels. This is because your transmission transmits power to the driveshaft, which controls your rear differential.

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A Quick Look the Mazda3 5-Door Design Features

When it comes to top-selling small hatchbacks, the Mazda3 5-door has been a consistent seller. That's because the Mazda3 5-door offers premium design cues at an affordable price. Here is what the Mazda3 hatchback is offering in its current generation.

Headlights are one of the most important parts of the exterior of a vehicle. With that in mind, the Mazda3 5-door offers attractive and sleek combination LED headlights as standard on all models. These headlights feature daytime LED lights as well as automatic on/off capability.

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A First Look at the Mazda6 Exterior Design Features

In order to make a top first impression, the Mazda6 offers a number of standard exterior design features. The style of the Mazda6 has made the vehicle a popular choice in the mid-size sedan segment. Here are some exterior design highlights of the current Mazda6.

To ensure that the attractive exterior design of the Mazda6 stays safe, the sedan offers available power-folding side mirrors. This feature is ideal for parking in tight parking spaces or parking in areas prone to scratches and dents. The Mazda6 also offers a number of wheel designs on its five trim levels. 

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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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