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Explore the 2018 Mazda CX-3

We here at Piazza Mazda of West Chester understand how important it is to have a crossover that’s dependable and has the features you need to get the job done. But what makes the CX-3 such a popular subcompact crossover?

Let’s start with the core of the 2018 Mazda CX-3. It features a 2.0L 4-cylinder SKYACTIV engine that has an impressive 34 mpg on the highway and up to 135 horsepower as well.

In terms of style, the Mazda CX-3 has three different trim options available. These trims add features such as a navigation system, advanced keyless…

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Choosing the Right Tires for Warm Weather Driving

Our team here at Piazza Mazda of West Chester wants the best for you and your vehicle, and that means that we want you to pick out the best tires for your vehicle. Make sure that you know how to choose between all-season and summer tires when it comes to warm weather driving.

Summer tires can perform better than all-season tires in both heat and rain. That might be a reason for you to consider them. They are performance tires that will help you as you drive. All-season tires might not give you all of the traction of summer tires…

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Lighting the Way in the Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 not only looks cool as an iconic roadster but also maxes out performance with the SKYACTIV(R)-G 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter gasoline engines. The SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission changes gears seamlessly unless you prefer the manual shifting of the SKYACTIV(R)-MT 6-speed manual transmission.

To make your night drives more illuminating, the Mazda MX-5 Miata relies on an available Adaptive Front Lighting System that pivots the headlights up to 15 degrees when you turn a corner so you can see more quickly around the curve.

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What level of torque does the Mazda CX-9 engine produce?

When considering a vehicle, most people think about the horsepower produced by the engine. While it is a fact that horsepower maintains speed the vehicle down the road, it is the torque that creates acceleration and engine generated deceleration. Most vehicles are built to produce the most torque in the high rpm range, Mazda has changed that.

In the Mazda CX-9, Mazda engineers saw a vehicle perfect for carrying people in the crowded urban areas. With that in mind, the engineers began looking at beefing up the brake system. However, the increase of braking power would demand a larger hub…

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Putting Together Your Basic Roadside Safety Kit

The best time to plan for a potential problem on your next road trip is today. Here is how to build a roadside emergency kit that will get you out of most trouble.

Keep a good set of jumper cables in the trunk in case your car battery loses power. This way, anyone stopping by to help can easily jump-start your vehicle.

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced on Your Vehicle

It doesn't take much in the way of tire pressure being off for the treads to begin wearing unevenly. Once they do, you run the risk of a tire blowout the longer you neglect getting the air pressure adjusted.

If you continue to drive the car with too much air in the tires, the center line of the tire is getting the most wear. Not only will it wear fast, you are driving with less tread on the road surface, so in inclement weather, it will be a challenge to keep your vehicle in the lane safely.

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How to Test Your Vehicle's Battery

Your vehicle's battery is obviously one of the most important components of your vehicle. The car battery supplies power to the engine and all the electrical accessories in the vehicle. If the battery is not fully charged, the vehicle may not start or could stop running in the middle of traffic.

Testing the battery is a simple process, but one that requires a few items such as a voltmeter and protective gloves. First, turn off the ignition, then connect the positive voltmeter lead to the battery's positive terminal. 

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Signs That Your Ignition Needs Repair

While it's easy to assume that a car won't start because of a dead battery, there are plenty of things that can go wrong with a vehicle's ignition. Here are just a few warning signs that your car's ignition requires service.

A Grinding Noise

A grinding noise when you start your car indicates that the starter drive gear is worn out or misaligned. This can lead to problems with the engine flywheel if it isn't fixed quickly.

Freewheeling

Freewheeling is when the starter gear isn't engaging with the flywheel, which is a serious problem…

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What's Better: Powertrain Warranty or Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

The main difference between powertrain warranties and bumper-to-bumper is the price. With a bumper-to-bumper warranty, you get comprehensive coverage that ensures most components of your vehicle are covered. If there is any damage to your engine, drivetrain, electrical, or suspension, you can typically have it replaced or repaired through a bumper-to-bumper warranty.

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These warranties are incredibly important to protecting your vehicle if something should ever happen to major components. However, with a powertrain warranty, you only have coverage for essential components...

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Extreme Temperatures are Pushing the Car Battery to the Limits

Although you might not realize it now, each time the car battery makes it through another season of extreme weather, it is being pushed to its limits. Here is what is happening inside the car battery. The harsh winter weather is making every liquid in the battery slower. The car takes longer to start, the battery is working harder, the thickening liquids cause the battery casing to start to expand. This can cause irreversible damage to the car battery.

As the temperatures begin to soar, now the battery is going to another extreme. Excessive heat causes the liquids inside the…

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