Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category
Getting Rid of Pesky Windshield Streaks
Spring cleaning is here. You’ve washed the outside of your car, vacuumed the inside, cleaned the windows…and there’s streaks everywhere. All over the windows. You used a streak-free cleaner, so what’s going on? We here at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee know your pain. Let us help.
Here’s how to get rid of streaks on your vehicle’s windshield.(more…)
Nappa Leather Upholstery: What is It?
Here at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee, you may notice that some of our vehicle have Nappa leather upholstery. The CX-5 Signature, CX-9 Signature, and Mazda6 Signature come standard with Nappa leather, and the MX-5 Miata Grand Touring has it as an available option. Many people are curious about it.
Specifically, people want to know what Nappa leather upholstery is and how it’s different from a typical leather upholstery. Let’s take a look.(more…)
Leasing vs Financing: Which is Right for You?
Here at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee, we get a lot of questions about which is better: leasing or financing. We thought we’d put together a crash course on how both work to help you out.
While both options are great, one may be better for your situation. Keep reading to see if you should be leasing or financing your new car.(more…)
Is It Illegal to Drive with Snow on my Roof?
Walking out in the freezing cold and seeing your vehicle covered in snow is the worst. It means multiple minutes clearing off the snow and many more if you have to scrape ice off. Which itself means standing out in the cold, getting snow in your shoes and socks, freezing your fingers, and just being all around uncomfortable. But what if you just clear off the windows? Is that okay?
Do you really need to clear the snow off of the roof your car? Or it is illegal?(more…)
Open Windows or A/C to Save Gas?
Like the tailgate up or down debate, many people have wondered whether keeping your windows rolled up helps with fuel economy. Time to answer that once and for all.
Does opening your car windows waste fuel? Read on to find out.(more…)
Starting Your Car to Warm It Up: Good Practice or Myth?
If you’re here, then you’ve got a simple question:
Should you warm up your car in the winter before you start driving? Well, that depends on the type of engine in your vehicle. Take a look.(more…)
Winter/Snow Tires: How Much Do They Really Cost?
If you’re here, you’ve definitely heard that you should get winter or snow tires. Consumer Reports recommends anyone that drives in a place that regularly gets below 45° F put a set on their vehicle. But aren’t they expensive?
How much will it cost to put a full set of winter tires on your vehicle? Take a look.(more…)
Winter Car Care: Car Washing
Road salt is the bane of every car’s existence. And here in Wisconsin, it’s everywhere during wintertime. While salt is very important for keeping us safe while driving on snowy roads, it completely destroys the cars it touches. But if it cold outside, you can’t wash your car…right? Not quite.
Here’s why you should wash your vehicle during the winter.(more…)
Drivetrains and Snowy Roads: What’s Safe and What to Avoid
There’s no two ways about it: AWD is the best drivetrain for driving in the snow. However, there’s a idea floating around online that anything other than AWD is completely useless in the snow. Is that true?
Is it safe to drive a FWD car in the snow? How about a RWD one?(more…)
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.(more…)