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Keep Your Mazda Running Smoothly All Winter Long with Expert Fall Auto Care from Fox Mazda

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A Little Goes a Long Way

It might not seem like a necessary time to get your car in for a routine service check, but autumn brings colder temperatures, falling leaves, and of course, the end of hot summer days. You already know you should bring your Mazda in for service before the summer, but what about before fall?

Get Your Fall Auto Care Here in Grand Rapids

It's easy to get just what you need when it comes to auto maintenance and service here in the Kentwood area. The most important steps you can take to keep your…

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What's New in the 2018 Mazda3?

Our favorite Japanese automaker always has something new to be excited about and, if you've been considering getting behind the wheel of a sedan that's as gorgeously styled as it is thrilling to drive, then you simply can't go wrong with the 2018 Mazda3! Of course, this compact car has some updated and tweaked features and functions to show off for the new model year, so let's take a look at what's new! You can either watch the video below or, if you'd rather read about it, scroll down and check out our list…

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Four Easy Spring Car Care Tips for Your Mazda Model

The weather is warming, the sun is coming out, and spring is here! Of course, the changing of the seasons means it's time for a good spring cleaning, and this should definitely extend to your Mazda -vehicle as well. If you're not sure where to begin with your spring car cleaning, then we have a quick list of 4 spring car care tips to help you out. Check them out below and start your spring on the right foot:

 

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Take a Spin in the 2018 Mazda CX-5 at Fox Mazda

If you have a family that's always on the move, then we here at Fox Mazda have the right selection of SUVs for your needs; if you'd like a suggestion, we couldn't recommend the 2018 Mazda CX-5 any higher! This compact crossover SUV has been refreshed with a revised grille up front, framed by available adaptive LED headlights and LED fog lights to keep the road illuminated no matter the weather or light level.

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Brake Fluid 101


Also commonly known as hydraulic fluid, brake fluid is an essential component of any vehicle's braking system. The various parts of the braking system will not operate without this fluid and the vehicle will not able to stop. The fluid delivers the force of the braking motion to the wheels and it is this pressure that stops the movement of the car.

Although the function and importance of brake fluid are easy to understand, there is a wide variety of fluids on the market today. The two primary types of brake fluid are glycol-based fluids and silicon-based fluids. The…
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Lights And The Alternator


If the alternator in the vehicle does not operate properly, then there isn't enough electrical power in the car for it to move. There are a few signs that you can look for if you suspect that there are issues with the alternator.

A warning light that looks like a battery might illuminate on the dashboard. There could also be letters that look like "ALT." Pay attention to the lights on the car, especially the headlights. Any kind of dimming could be an indication that there is something wrong with the alternator. Sometimes, you can hear whining coming from…
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Waiting to change your oil makes sense


In the past, automobiles were not as sophisticated as they are now. It was a rule that car oil needed to be changed every 1500 to 3000 miles. However, advancements in the technology of automobile engine, as well as oil chemistry, now allow for vehicles that can now go anywhere from 5000 to 10000 miles without an oil change.

The engine that is presently in your car now is many generations newer than the original engines that were on the market several decades ago. One can quickly see that better oils have been made through the years...
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Why Keeping a Full Gas Tank is Important in the Winter


Some may wonder what all the fuss is about when it comes to whether or not your gas tank is full or close to empty in the winter. Some people have even said that if you have an almost empty tank, your gas mileage will be better. That rumor has been squelched, but there is significance in keeping your gas tank as full as possible during the colder months of winter.

The less gas that is in the tank of your vehicle when it is cold out means that there is more air taking up space. Air harbors moisture which…
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