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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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Safe and Sound in the Mazda CX-5

Here at Hixson Mazda of Alexandria, we always want our friends and neighbors to be well-protected on the road. As such, we often recommend that they purchase the new Mazda CX-5. This popular crossover SUV offers tons of safety features.

Though there are plenty to choose from, the available Mazda Radar Cruise Control system is undoubtedly one of the best features on the CX-5. This innovative system allows drivers to maintain a set speed and following distance to the next vehicle. If the leading car reduces its speed or comes to a stop, this safety feature will automatically do the…

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Mazda CX-9: Stylish & Super Safe

The Mazda CX-9 is an enormously popular 3-row SUV, prized for its luxurious silhouette, spacious cabin, interior layout, and trim levels. The CX-9 is also a prime example of dynamic safety features enhanced through cutting edge tech. Here are two safety features that illustrate this idea.

With Mazda CX-9's Lane-Keep Assist, you can rest assured that your days of less-then-perfect driving won't result in collisions. Lane-Keep Assist senses whenever you're about to make an unintended lane change at a speed over 37 mph.  

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How to Reduce Glare for Better Visibility

Reducing glare is important if you find yourself driving when the sun is reducing your ability to safely drive. At Hixson Mazda of Alexandria, we offer tips for drivers to stay safe during daily driving. Glare is a problem for everyone! There are some things you can do to lessen the effects of it and get down the road in a safe way.

Driving with a dirty windshield will increase the glare you have to deal with. Wash your windshield regularly to minimize glare. You should also store away any paper or other items that you normally keep on your…

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Save Fuel and Money With These Tips

Did you know that there are many different ways to save fuel while on the road that don't involve you making drastic changes to your car? At Hixson Mazda of Alexandria, we think it's important that all of our clients know ways they can save fuel. After all, there's no harm in being environmentally friendly and cost effective!

One of the easiest things you can do to control your fuel usage is by employing cruise control while on the highway. This is because many people frequently waste a lot of gas by alternating between the brakes and…

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Safety Features Packed Into the New Mazda3 Sedan

If you are in the market for a new vehicle that comes with more than a few safety features, then this years new Mazda3 sedan compact car is one you certainly need to investigate.

The Mazda3 has a radar system working to identify a threat of a collision on the road ahead and bring you safely to a stop. When the Pre-Collision Assist system identifies a threat of a crash, the driver is warned by a series of tones and visual alerts, followed by the brakes pre-charging to slow your vehicle to a stop in time.

 
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Safety Features In The Mazda CX-3

If you are looking for a vehicle that has the handling of a smaller car along with the room of an SUV, the Mazda CX-3 at Hixson Mazda of Alexandria may be the vehicle for you. This crossover vehicle has a number of important safety features incorporated into the design.

One important safety feature found on the Mazda CX-3 is the lane departure warning system. When you are driving over 44 mph, sensors will begin to monitor the road. If you leave your lane without signaling, both audio and aural alerts will trigger to help keep you and your passengers…
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Command the High-Tech Mazda CX-9 Crossover SUV

Sleek, smart and tough, the Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that's sold by Hixson Mazda of Alexandria. Let's check out some of the top technological amenities that are installed in this mid-size crossover SUV, which has three rows of seating.

Protruding above the dashboard, the 8.0-inch infotainment system in the CX-9 is packaged with great digital applications. You'll love the MAZDA CONNECT platform that's optimized for the latest versions of iOS and Android. You can easily stream podcasts and other audio channels on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  

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Enjoy the Tech Features of the Mazda CX-5

As soon as you decide you want a popular crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-5 should be at the top of your list. We're excited to show you all of the technology features that are included inside of this vehicle. They will provide you with plenty of safety as well as convenience when you are on the roads.

A lot of technology has been integrated into the CX-5. You will have lane-keep assist, adaptive front lighting, radar cruise control with stop and go functions, rear cross traffic alerts, blind spot monitoring, and more.  

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