Mazda Blog in Reading, PA

Maximize the Life of Your Tires With Regular Rotations

Your tires perform one of the most critical functions on your vehicle. That is why you need them to be in tip-top shape. The drawback to the heavy-duty nature of the function that they perform is that it causes them to experience some of the heaviest wear and tear out of all of the components on your vehicle. And since tires are by no means cheap, it makes sense that you would want to get as much out of them as possible.

One of the most important things that you can do to make your tires last is to perform…

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Time to Replace Your Winter Wipers

When you drive in the spring, you quickly learn that the season brings its own set of problems. Two of the biggest problems go together: one is the torrential downpours and the other one is low visibility from all that pollen. When you get rain, pollen and other debris on your windshield, it can be more dangerous then normal due to decreased visibility. That is why we need wiper blades that are ready for the season.

You probably already have a set of winter wiper blades installed on your Mazda. Good!  

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Are Extreme Temperatures Affecting the Condition of My Car Battery?

The longer the battery is in your vehicle, the more it has to deal with the extreme cold and heat every year. These huge swings in temperature are having a negative impact on the car battery in a number of ways.

When the temperatures outside begin to plummet, the car battery has to work harder to be able to perform the chemical reactions needed to get power. If the temperatures get too extreme, the liquids inside of the battery may become thicker, expanding and pushing the boundaries of the casing, causing even more damage.

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What is the Difference Between a Powertrain Warranty and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

If you’re about to purchase a new or certified vehicle, the two most important warranties offered to you are going to be the powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties. Understanding how they differ and what each cover will assist you in your decision-making process.

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A powertrain warranty includes all oiled inner workings of the vehicle that propels it forward or backward. So, your engine, drivetrain, transmission, wheel bearings, and the differential are examples of the parts that are covered. There are items that are excluded as normal-wear parts.

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Prevent Repairs with a Full Gas Tank

Keeping a full gas tank can avoid a lot of trouble. If you keep your gas tank full as much as possible, especially in the winter months, you will avoid having your gas lines freeze up. You will also prolong the life of your fuel pump.

The more air that you have in your gas tank, the more condensation you will have as well. Condensation has the potential to freeze, and if it makes its way into your fuel lines, they can freeze. If your fuel lines freeze, your car will not start.

Be sure also to take the time…

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Ensure Your Gas Tank Stays Full During the Winter Months

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Did you know that something as seemingly simple as freezing condensation in a gas tank that's only partially full may lead to problems such as your car not starting? This is not something you want to find yourself dealing with in winter. The good news is that it's relatively easy to prevent by making sure you keep a full gas tank. At Piazza Mazda of Reading, we always want you to be safe and prepared, so the following are tips for ensuring that your gas tank is as full as possible during the winter months.

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Oil Changes Don't Need to Occur So Frequently as You'd Expect

You don't have to change your oil as often as you might think. We once needed to get a regular oil change every 3,000 miles or so. Improvements in engines, the quality of oil and vehicles have altered that. These days it's not so uncommon for a newer vehicle to need an oil change just once every 7,500 miles. Some vehicles can even go for 10,000 miles.

You might have learned from mom or dad to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles. That isn't always a good thing these days. It might…

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Stay Safe with Winter Windshield Wiper Blades

Our staff at Piazza Mazda of Reading cares about your safety on the road. We know that during the winter your windshield may get clogged up with snow, making it hard for you to see. This can be very dangerous, but there is something you can do to fix it. Switch out your windshield wiper blades for a set of winter windshield wiper blades.

Winter windshield wiper blades are what you've been looking for if you have poor visibility while driving in the snow. Regular windshield wiper blades are not as strong as winter blades, so they aren't…

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Get Prepared to Drive in the Snow

If you are traveling in the snow and slush this winter season, you want to make sure that you have all your bases covered. Make sure that you have a fully stocked emergency kit in your vehicle at all times - not just in the winter - and you should also have a bag of sand, salt, or litter in your vehicle as well. Don't forget to get your tires and fluids checked out by our technicians here at Piazza Mazda of Reading as well.

If you can only go with one option, go with the sand. It's cheap, and…

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Save Time and Schedule Service Online

These days it might seem like you're always on the go. Not to worry; that's how most of us feel. It can be difficult to get our daily tasks accomplished let alone anything additional. The vehicle you rely on needs to count on you to take care of it as well. Keeping the warranty valid is important should you need any future work done.

In order to get more done, we at Piazza Mazda of Reading have introduced a new online service scheduler for your convenience. With a few keystrokes, you'll be presented with full availability so…

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