Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

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.

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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?

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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…)

What’s the Skyactiv-X mpg?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The New SKYACTIV-X Engine is Crazy Efficient

Unfortunately for the US, we still don’t know when we’ll be getting the SKYACTIV-X engine, except that it’ll be available on select 2020 models (so within the next calendar year). However, the 2020 Mazda3 with SKYACTIV-X motor is already available in Europe. That means two things: 1. A US release probably isn’t all that far behind. 2. We have definitive performance specs in real world conditions. Spoiler alert: the SKYACTIV-X engine is ridiculously efficient.

So, what’s the SKTACTIV-X mpg? (more…)

How often should I get a new car?

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Man in suit holding a floating dollar symbol

How to Decide if you Need a New Car

Some people say you need to trade up every two years to minimize your car’s value depreciation. Others refuse to own vehicles under 20 years old. Chances are that everyone you know has a different bit of advice that they swear by when it comes to getting new vehicles.

We here at Hall Mazda did some research and have come up with a few questions to consider in order to help you decide if you should stick with your old ride or upgrade to a new one. (more…)

Which Mazda should I buy?

Monday, October 21st, 2019
2019 Mazda3 hatchback parked on a city street

Picking Which Mazda to Buy

Mazda has a stellar 2019 lineup. Because of that, picking which one to get can be difficult. We here at Hall Mazda examine a bunch of factors and show you which Mazda model you should consider buying.

Let us help you answer, “Which Mazda should I buy?” (more…)

Is recommended car maintenance a scam?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
Mechanic carrying a tire over his shoulder

Recommended Car Maintenance and Why You Need It

For those of us without mechanical know-how or aptitude, car problems are scary and tend to sneak up on us. Maybe you’re driving to work and your engine starts making clunking noises or your brakes have been squealing for awhile and now you can feel one of your wheels wobbling like crazy through the steering wheel. Here at Hall Mazda in Brookfield, WI, we want to make sure that your ride stays in the best condition possible, so we’re here to answer…

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