Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

How to disinfect car for coronavirus?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
person with gloves cleaning a steering wheel

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?


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?


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…)

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…)

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…

Is recommended car maintenance a scam? (more…)

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

Monday, September 30th, 2019
Red 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Parked

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. (more…)

What size tire does my car need?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
A row of tires lined up on a white background. We can see through the hole of several of them, making it feel as by looking at this we're on the verge of dropping through the "portal" into some kind of tire-universe.

Finding Your Vehicle’s Tire Size

Buying new tires isn’t something we have to do all that often, so when the need does arise, it can be intimidating. One factor tire-buyers often encounter is size. Something they may have never thought about before is, “What size tires does my vehicle use?” “What tire size should a buy?” Ultimately, it comes down to, “What size tire does my car need?” (more…)

How to use Voice Control in your Mazda

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
infotainment screen in a Mazda vehicle

Mazda is home to a variety of intriguing features. It’s not just about performance with these cars and SUVs; the interior is decked out with an abundance of technology as well as comfort and convenience features. Today, we’re going to take a look at one particular perk found when you connect to the Apple CarPlay feature: voice control. Take a look at the video below to learn how to use voice control in your Mazda! (more…)

Signs of a bad car battery

Monday, March 18th, 2019
person pulling car battery out of vehicle

How to tell if you need a new car battery

When it comes to deciding what’s wrong with your vehicle, a lot of it is guesswork. After all, how are you supposed to tell what’s wrong with your vehicle if you’re not a trained mechanic? You could take your car to the shop, but you could first take a look yourself and see if it’s displaying one of the telltale signs of a bad battery. Find out how to tell if you need a new car battery here! (more…)

How to use the Mazda Configurable Display

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
close-up of Mazda configurable display

Mazda has quietly left the conventional automaker segment and established its place as one of the premium automakers in the world. Combining impressive comfort and convenience at surprisingly affordable prices, you can rest assured Mazda has your best interests in mind. See how to use the Mazda Configurable Display here on our blog, and then be sure to browse around and check out all the other features offered by Mazda! (more…)