Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

Which 2020 Mazda vehicles have heated seats?

Monday, September 21st, 2020
2020 CX-5 cockpit in winter

2020 Mazda Vehicles Ready for Cold Weather

Tomorrow is the first day of autumn! With autumn comes shorter days, beautiful fall colors, and…colder weather. That’s right. And while some of us love the colder months, no one likes getting into a cold car, sitting on cold seats, and having to wear gloves just to hold a cold steering wheel. And don’t forget about scraping the windows and mirrors so you can see. Luckily for us here in the Milwaukee area, most Mazda vehicles come with great features to mitigate all that discomfort.

Today, we’ll show you at which trim level every 2020 Mazda vehicle gets cold weather features including heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, heated side mirrors, and multi-zone automatic climate control.

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Do manual vehicles have adaptive cruise control?

Friday, June 5th, 2020
2020 Miata stick shift showcase

Can Manual Transmissions Use Adaptive Cruise Control?

Adaptive cruise control and a manual transmission may initially seem like they’re completely incompatible. If a vehicle manually requires you to shift gears, then how could adaptive cruise control regulate speed? Despite this seemingly inherent contradiction, some manual vehicles do have it, like the 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback Premium six-speed manual variant.

So then, how can a manual vehicle have adaptive cruise control?

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Do bigger wheels affect ride quality?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
2020 Miata wheel showcase

Does Wheel Size Affect Ride Quality?

You may have seen or heard something about wheel size affecting ride quality. Perhaps you were talking to someone with the same car as you who said they’re car has a rough ride, but yours is smooth. So what’s going on?

Do bigger wheels really affect ride quality?

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What is Mazda KODO design?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
2019 Mazda lineup

KODO: The Soul of Motion – The Science of How Mazda Turns Automobiles into Art

With the 2020 Mazda recently winning the World Car Design of the Year for 2020, we thought we’d explore what makes Mazda vehicles so distinct from other brands. The answer to the success of Mazda in recent years lies partially in their design philosophy: KODO.

What is Mazda KODO design?

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Why does my car squeal when I start it?

Monday, January 13th, 2020
close-up on front of engine and serpentine belt

How to Stop Your Car from Squealing on Start-Up

Turning on your car just to have it squeal loudly is as annoying as it is embarrassing. Everyone with in earshot will look around and want to know where such a distinct sound came from. Luckily, about 90% of the time there is a single, easily-fixable culprit.

Let’s take a look at…

Why does my car squeal when I start it?

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What’s the difference between a retractable roof and a traditional convertible?

Thursday, December 26th, 2019
2019 MX-5 Miata pictured from above

Retractable Hardtop vs Traditional Soft-Top: Which is Better?

Many people love the cabriolet, or the convertible as we call them in the States. However, sometimes what looks like a normal coupe all-of-a-sudden starts folding down its roof like something straight out of a sci-fi flick. Some people swear that the true convertible experience comes with a soft top though. So which is better? Which should you choose? What are the pros and cons of each?

What’s the difference between a retractable roof and a traditional convertible?

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How does the Mazda Miata handle in the snow?

Saturday, December 21st, 2019
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF driving in the city

Mazda MX-5 Miata Winter Driving Guide

The Miata is iconic. It’s famous for being one of the best handling sports cars ever, making it popular for driving enthusiasts and serious racers alike. However, the Miata is also famous for being only RWD, and, as many of us know, RWD vehicles are notoriously difficult to control in the snow. This makes for an interesting question: can a RWD sports car famous for handling tackle snow?

Let’s take a look. How does the Mazda Miata handle in the snow?

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Price and Trims

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
2020 CX-30 parked on curb near boutique

New 2020 CX-30 Features Revealed

The 2019 Los Angeles Auto show just wrapped up. There were some doozies present, to be sure. One of the showcases that blew our socks off was the 2020 Mazda CX-30 American debut. We finally got an up-close-and-personal look at what the newest Mazda crossover SUV has to offer. And it’s pretty spectacular.

So let’s take a look at the new details, like the 2020 Mazda CX-30 price and trims. (more…)

Are Mazda cars good?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
2020 Mazda CX-30

Mazda Named Best 2020 Car Brand by U.S. News & World Report

Here at Hall Mazda we’ve always known Mazda made stellar vehicles. That’s why we sell them and not something else. But its always nice to see Mazda being recognized for its brilliant performance and reliability. Which is once again the case for 2020.

So if there was any doubt, yes, Mazda cars are good. (more…)

How to Open the Gas Cap in a Mazda?

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Pumping gas into a car

Opening the Gas Cap in your New Mazda

There’s a lot to learn when you buy a new vehicle. You’ve gotta know where the parking brake is, where the wiper controls are, how to navigate your navigation system. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the many buttons and levers packed into new cars. And if you’re used to manually opening your gas cap, the fact that some vehicles lock their gas caps with a mechanism can catch you completely off-guard. Which usually happens some time between figuring out which side of the vehicle the gas cap is on and which type of fuel to put in.

Worry not! Here at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee, we’re Mazda experts. We’ll show you how to open the gas cap in a Mazda. (more…)