Blog

Let Your Suspension Take on the Blows: Get it Serviced Today

When you drive off-road or hit a pothole, you can feel your car drop down and may even feel a bit jarred by it. This hit would be far worse if it weren't for your vehicle's suspension. That is why we here at Hixson Mazda of Alexandria want to teach you all about it.

Your suspension is designed as a shock absorber for when your car suddenly drops or hits some sort of small obstacle on the road. Without it, you would feel every little bump in the road.  

read more
Categories:

Horsepower: The Power Behind our Vehicles


Horsepower's a term that we use to describe the power behind our vehicles and many other machines such as our lawn mowers. It was created by James Watt in the 1800s and it stuck to this day. It's still used to this day to communicate whether a machine is powerful or not.

As he worked in the coal mines with ponies, he came up with the way to measure power with comparing the power that the ponies had to his steam engines. These ponies were capable of lifting impressive amounts of coal and his steam engines were quite…
read more
Categories:

First Responder Safety: Move Over



Being a first responder is a dangerous job, but this danger increases when they respond to automobile accidents. When driving it is important to move over and slow down when approaching emergency vehicles with their lights on. Here are reasons why it is important to move over for first responders:

• Oklahoma- While investigating an automobile accident a state trooper was injured and another killed by a driver who failed follow the move…
read more
Categories:

Modern Advancements to Oil Changes

Did you know that cars that were built in the last 20 years don't require to have their oil changed as often as cars of the past? That's right. It used to be that you needed to change the oil every 3,000 miles however that is not true with modern vehicles. Today most vehicles only need their oil changed every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. 

read more
Categories:

Save Time with An Online Financing Application

Getting all the financing paperwork done and in order can be a big hassle. It can also take a lot of time. You can save yourself time and a trip to the dealership by completing an online financing application at our dealership website. We at Hixson Mazda of Alexandria are proud to offer you the opportunity to complete your financing paperwork on the web from the convenience of your home or other location...

read more
Categories:

Dashboard Lights: When and When Not to Worry


There are a wide variety of lights that may come on and off on the dashboard of your vehicle. Some of these lights mean something serious, while others are completely harmless. I would like to discuss some of these warning lights and what they mean.

Door Open - This is simply a picture of a car with its doors open. When this light comes on it means that one or more of your vehicle's doors are open and need to be closed.

Oil Pressure Light - This symbol is a picture of an oil can, usually lit up in a red…
read more
Categories:

Leasing Made Simple

When your favorite car’s lease is up, you know it’s time to start the search for a new one. Getting into a new lease can be a rejuvenating experience. We have a ton of advice and pro tips to get you started with your new lease. Below, we’ve listed several leasing options from our experts to get you started.

First, you can return the keys to your leased car and explore other options. You can lease a new vehicle after finding something that grabs your eye, or simply upgrade to the newest version of your leased vehicle…

read more
Categories: