Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)