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How to get rid of windshield streaks?

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. 

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car covered in snow

How to get into car with doors frozen shut?

Getting Into Your Car When the Doors Are Frozen Shut

For many, this past week has been not just the coldest of 2021, but the coldest in the past couple of years. With temperatures dropping well below -20°F here in our home state of Wisconsin and other states that don’t usually get any snow getting multiple inches of the white stuff, we thought now would be a good time share a technique that many northerners are familiar with.

Here’s how to get into your car when the doors are frozen shut.

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How to get road salt stains out of vehicle floor mats and carpeting?

Cleaning Your Car’s Carpet in the Winter: Here’s the Fastest Way to Do It

It’s that time of year again. Holiday cheer! Presents! Beautiful lights! And…snow. Love it or hate it, wintertime here in Milwaukee means snow and lots of it. And along with that snow comes road salt. Which inevitably gets tracked into your vehicle. And then stains your carpets. It’s one of our least favorite parts of winter and we’re sure it’s a pain in your side too. But there’s good news!

Getting road salt stains out of your vehicle’s carpet is easy. Here’s how to do it.

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How to disinfect car for coronavirus?

Keeping Your Car Clean During Coronavirus Season

Your car collects dirt and germs just like any other living space does. It makes sense, then, to want to keep it adequately clean while there’s an ongoing health emergency. But how do you do it? Is there any a special steps to be done? Are there any procedures to be followed?

How do I disinfect a car for coronavirus?

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Why does my car squeal when I start it?

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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How to Open the Gas Cap in a Mazda?

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. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How often should I get a new car?

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. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Is recommended car maintenance a scam?

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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Red 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Parked

How Do I Prevent my 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata from Rusting during Winter?

Winter Care Tips for your Mazda MX-5 Miata

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a beautiful car. It looks just as sharp lounging in a driveway as it does dominating the road. It begs to be looked at and admired. If you’re not careful, however, those sleek lines can be marred by rust, especially if the Milwaukee winter is unkind. With heavy snow comes roads covered salt, sand, and moisture, a troublesome trifecta for your pristine Miata. With winter right around the corner, let’s talk about how to prevent the worst from happening so your Miata doesn’t have to stay parked in the garage all winter. Read the rest of this entry >>