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Happy National Car Care Month!

 

Last month we encouraged drivers to do some “spring cleaning” for their Mazda cars. Maybe you joined us in doing that but know there’s more to be done. Or maybe you had a busy month and your car maintenance once again got put on the back burner. If either of those things sounds like you, then we want to wish you a Happy National Car Care Month!

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Service Your Mazda Vehicle with Us

 

Here at Hiley Mazda of Arlington, we talk a lot about what we have to offer as a dealership. From expert staff and services to the finance center that will help you get into the car of your dreams, there’s a lot. But today we wanted to talk about something a little difference – what happens after you drive off the lot, and how we can help.

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OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts - What’s the Deal?

 

What’s the deal with OEM vs. aftermarket parts, anyway? You may have heard these terms before, but let’s take a minute to understand what the differences are and what it all means to you. At Hiley Mazda, we only offer Genuine Mazda dealership parts, and here’s why.

Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts

Let’s break down the jargon first. OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer.” This means that OEM replacement parts are exactly…

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It’s Not Illegal to Sell an Unsafe Used Car — Here’s Why

Buyer Beware

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Image via Flickr by Garrette

Anytime you buy a vehicle from a private party, it’s in your best interest to assume that the car isn’t necessarily in top condition. For this reason, it’s crucial to ask for consent from the owner to take it to a trusted mechanic. Without this inspection, you can’t be sure what problems may surface, both mechanically and with safety features. Dealerships are a bit different in that many offer multi-point inspections of used cars, but this doesn’t necessarily cover safety features. No matter whom you’re buying from…

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Is There Really Such a Thing as a Secret Warranty?

What Is a Secret Warranty?

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Image via Flickr by Wilson Hui

Some in the auto industry take issue with the term “secret warranty” (or alternatively, “hidden warranty”). Industry insiders are likelier to call them “customer satisfaction campaigns.”

Whichever term you prefer, they all refer to the same thing. On occasion, automakers become aware of problems that are leading to more service visits than usual. They may learn about these issues through reports from dealers, complaints to their customer service departments, an unusually high number of warranty claims, or low inventory of a specific replacement part.

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How Does Mazda's Automatic Braking Work?

Details of the Smart City Brake Support System

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Image via Flickr by osseous

Since most fender benders occur at under 20 mph, this system activates at low speeds, giving the driver the extra help needed when a collision is imminent. The stop-and-go driving inherent with city traffic is one example of a driving situation that might involve collisions.

Using a windshield-mounted laser, the driver’s vehicle can sense when another vehicle is ahead. When the laser detects an imminent collision, the brake system provides the greatest amount of braking power if the driver fails to take action. When the driver…

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Four Helpful Maintenance Tips for Mazda Car Owners in Arlington, TX

Four Helpful Maintenance Tips for Mazda Car Owners in Arlington, TX

Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Tires

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If you live in Arlington, Texas, then odds are you’re used to record high temperatures and Fort Worth and Cowboys game day traffic jams. However, your car may not adjust as easily. To make sure your Mazda stays in peak condition, follow these four helpful maintenance tips, and your car will run better and last longer.

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