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Why Vehicle Safety Ratings Are Important

Safety is probably one of the biggest factors drivers look at when choosing a vehicle, and we at Ontario Mazda want you to have the knowledge to make an informed decision when you buy your next vehicle. Vehicles today are tested both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and then rated by the results of these safety tests.

Vehicle safety ratings, which may be part of a 5-star system or a graded system (good, acceptable, marginal or poor) are important because they indicate how they’ve performed under some 
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Mazda CX-9: Spacious, Sophisticated and Safe

The Mazda CX-9 remains one of the most popular 3-row SUVs on the market. It combines luxurious exterior and interior styling with power, tons of space and ahead-of-trend safety features. Here are two that really excite us here at Ontario Mazda.

Smart Brake Support

Smart Brake Support With Collision Warning detects vehicles ahead of you and warns you when braking is necessary. This comes in handy when visibility is low in Canandaigua or your reflexes are not on par. In the event of a potential impact, the Mazda CX-9 either adjusts the pads for firmer braking or applies the brakes…
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Technology Features Steal the Show in the Mazda6

Beautiful music, parking assistance, and instant access to your favorite apps are just a few of the technology features available in the Mazda6. A Bose 11-speaker audio system starts the show in this popular midsize sedan. Crystal clear audio offers you true surround sound inside your car from any source including Blue-tooth devices and available Sirius XM broadcasts.

The 360° View Monitor offers a perfect view around the car's exterior from the safety and comfort of the inside. Parking sensors tell you if anything is close at the front and back. Together they give you a complete picture of…
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What are the Warning Signs of Worn Tires?

Canandaigua consumers at Ontario Mazda can rest assured that our team does all we can to help them keep their vehicles in good condition. Your vehicle's tires are important because they help with traction, stability, handling, and braking. Here are some signs that you may need new tires.

Check for cracks on the sidewall, and you should also look for bulges and blisters on the outside of the tires. If there is a crack in the sidewall, then a leak could be forming in your tire, and it will need to be replaced immediately.
 

 

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Jump Start a Car

If you ever have to help out yourself or a friend by jumpstarting a car, this easy process is a great guide to get it started in no time flat. You just need a working car and a set of jumper cables to power up the dead car battery.

Use jumper cables to attach the positive ends to the positive sides on both batteries. Then, hook up the negative ends of the cables. Start the engine of the working car to let it run for at least two minutes. Start the dead car next. You can detach the jumper cables…
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How to Properly Test Drive a Vehicle

At Ontario Mazda, we want you to know that taking a test drive is a key part of the car buying process. Therefore, we want to offer some tips that can help you have an enjoyable test drive experience. It is generally a good idea to take the car on both local roads and major highways in Canandaigua.

This will help you get a feel for how the car handles in different situations. During your test drive, make sure to make notes about how noisy the vehicle is or how comfortable the interior is. You should also make use of…

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The Benefit of Using Wax Compared to Drying Your Car With a Towel

When washing your vehicle, one thing that you want to do is wax the vehicle. There are a lot of benefits that come with applying wax to your vehicle after washing it. When you realize what the wax can do when it is applied to your car, you will wonder why you haven't used it.

One thing that car wax will do when applied to the surface of your vehicle is make it hydrophobic. This causes the water to roll off of the surface of the vehicle very quickly. This prevents any residue from being left on the car…

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Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Design Features


Have you ever wanted to get into a sports car and just fly? The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF may be just the ticket for you. Ranked as the number one sports car on the market, many drivers are commenting that they have never felt the kind of power and ingenuity as with the new Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is an all new design with a better engine as well as an exterior that is truly sporty and sophisticated. You’ll feel as if you’re flying in the Miata even though it doesn’t…
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Safety Features of the Mazda CX-3

In the popular subcompact crossover class, the Mazda CX-3 offers drivers a stylish ride with plenty of performance on the highway and comfort in the cabin. With innovative technology at your fingertips and superior safety, it's a vehicle that ticks all the boxes.

The Mazda CX-3 comes with a bevy of safety features, netting it accolades from the IIHS as a Top Safety Pick. Among its many features is a lane warning system to keep drivers safely navigating the road ahead by maintaining its position on the road. In tandem with this feature are blind spot monitoring and rear…
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Experience the Ultimate Technology in the Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is packed with technology, making it a popular crossover SUV. At Ontario Mazda, we’re excited to show you how the features can offer you a safer and more comfortable ride.

The Mazda CX-5 offers smartphone integration. You can choose Android Auto or Apple CarPlay as a way to access maps, contacts, playlists, and more through your smartphone. It will allow you to take a hands-free approach. Everything can be accessed with a single tap or voice command.
 

 

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