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5 Things You Must Do to Keep Your Car Ready for Winter

What Can I Do to Make My Car Run Smoothly in Winter?

We know that you love your car and do everything possible to keep it running smoothly. Now that winter is here; we are sure that you want to take all the right steps to get your vehicle ready for the season. To that end, we thought we would lend you a helping hand. Check out this blog post by Fontana Mazda in Fontana, CA, where we tell you about the five things you need to do to get your car ready for winter. Let us begin! 

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What Are the New Destination and Handling Charges for 2021 Mazda Models?

At the beginning of the month, Mazda North American Operations announced that as of February 1st, destination and handling charges would be increased for 2021 Mazda models. Additionally, mid-year pricing will be applied to 2021 models. If you haven’t gotten a 2021 Mazda model yet, you might be wondering what the new destination and handling charges are for this year. Keep reading as we break down these pricing changes for you!

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Which Automotive Brand Won the Number One Spot in the Consumer Reports’ Auto Reliability Survey?

Mazda Named as the Most Dependable Automotive Brand in Consumer Reports’ Survey

Every year, Consumer Reports has an auto reliability survey to see which brand is rated as the most dependable automotive brand. While Lexus and Toyota have claimed the spot for several years, Mazda was named as the Most Dependable Automotive Brand in the 2020 Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey. This was the first year Mazda received this spot with Consumer Reports’ members owning more than 300,000 vehicles with model years ranging from 2000 to 2020. Keep reading to learn how Mazda won the number one spot!

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Mazda Offers Help to Customers Affected by Natural Disasters in the United States

Mazda Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Disasters

While we can do our best to be prepared for emergencies, sometimes disaster strikes, and we need some help. Earlier this year, Mazda Financial Services offered help to anyone who had been affected by COVID-19. Now they are offering help again to anyone who has been affected by Hurricanes Laura and Isaias, the California wildfires, and the Midwest derecho. Keep reading to see what payment relief is being offered by Mazda Financial Services for affected customers.

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Should I Wait for Labor Day to Buy a Car?

With Labor Day Weekend coming up so soon, anyone who is currently in the market for their next vehicle has probably heard the rumors that they should wait until Labor Day to buy a car

If you’re currently shopping for a new or new-to-you vehicle, how much stock should you put in these rumors? If you’re ready to buy your car now, is it really worth it to wait for Labor Day to make your purchase? 

Plus, the auto industry has been turned upside down by COVID-19 with widespread dealership closures and production delays. How will these changes affect traditional Labor Day car sales? 

Keep reading to learn more about the truth behind Labor Day Weekend car sales and learn which deals apply and which don’t for Labor Day 2020. 

Why are Cars Cheaper on Labor Day? 

It is true that Labor Day Weekend tends to be one of the most affordable times of year in which to buy a car. This pattern is due to multiple factors, some of which apply for Labor Day 2020 and some of which do not. 

Many Choose to Wait for Labor Day to Buy a Car

Labor Day Weekend is an extended holiday weekend, just like President’s Day Weekend and Memorial Day Weekend. Car dealerships tend to offer special deals and discounts on various models within their inventories over holiday weekends in attempts to promote themselves and draw in more car buyers. 

Plus, Labor Day Weekend also usually coincides with the end of the month of August. At the end of each month, car prices tend to drop as car salesmen strive to meet their monthly sales quotas. 

Finally, Labor Day Weekend falls around the same time of year when car dealerships are trying their best to make room for new vehicles for the next model year before the end of the current year. This means that car prices are generally lower in August and

September of each year, which happens to be the same time of year when Labor Day occurs. 

2020 Looks a Little Different 

The world has basically been turned upside down in 2020 as a result of the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic around the world. 2020 looks a lot different than any other year in the recent past. Does that mean Labor Day Weekend car sales will be different, too? 

One factor that may affect Labor Day Weekend car prices in 2020 specifically actually doesn’t have anything to do with COVID-19. While Labor Day Weekend often coincides with the end of the month of August—which generally leads to better deals and discounts on cars over the three-day weekend due to car salesmen struggling to meet their monthly sales quotas—Labor Day 2020 falls a full week into September. This means that the usual end-of-month discounts may not apply on Labor Day in 2020, but it is not certain how much of an impact this will have on Labor Day Weekend car sales. 

Production delays as a result of COVID-19 have led to widespread shortages of vehicles from previous model years on car dealership lots. This probably won’t affect Labor Day Weekend sales on used cars and cars from previous model years. However, it is worth keeping in mind that you might not have as many options for used cars and cars from previous model years as you would like due to these production delays. 

Also, just because some automakers have delayed their release of some of their cars for the next model year does not mean that car dealerships are not striving to make room on their lots in 2020. Many automakers still plan to release their 2021 models within the third or fourth quarters of 2020, which means that car dealerships will still need to prepare for the influx of a variety of 2021 vehicle models on their lots in the near future. 

Bottom Line 

Labor Day Weekend is undoubtedly a good time of year to buy a car. Although Labor Day Weekend car sales might shift slightly in 2020, you will likely still be able to find great deals and discounts on cars over Labor Day Weekend 2020.

If you can wait until Labor Day to buy your next vehicle, you should. However, if you’re desperate to get your car now and are willing to pay a slightly higher price, it is not strictly necessary to hold off on your purchase.

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What Are the Benefits to Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Mazda Model?

When looking to get a new vehicle, you might be turned off by the higher price. On the other end though, you might be worried about the vehicle history and health of buying a used vehicle. If you can’t decide between getting a new or used vehicle, we recommend that you choose to get a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. In this post, we will be exploring the benefits of buying a Certified Pre-Owned Mazda model. Keep reading to learn more about CPO vehicles!

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2020 Mazda 6

What’s New for the 2020 Mazda 6?

Mazda 6: 2020

 

The Mazda 6 is a mid-size passenger sedan that has been an integral part of Mazda’s vehicle line-up since its initial release on the mainstream auto market in 2002. The Mazda 6 model is now in its third generation and has undergone many updates, upgrades, and redesigns throughout the past two decades—almost—since it first hit the market. For the 2020 model year, the Mazda 6 is available in 5 different trim levels—the Mazda 6 Sport, the Mazda 6 Touring, the Mazda 6 Grand Touring, the Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve, and the Mazda 6 Signature. The starting price of the 2020 Mazda 6 is
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Does the 2020 Mazda6 have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

The 2020 Mazda6 has nimble handling and steering which provides an enjoyable driving experience. However, people are looking into the smartphone compatibility of vehicles. As more people have smartphones now, they prefer to have the option to connect their phone with their vehicle.

People particularly want to know if a vehicle has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as they have grown in popularity in the past few years. So, does the 2020 Mazda6 have Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™? Simply put, yes it does. Read the rest of this entry >>

Mazda Connect

Top 3 Best Mazda Infotainment Apps

Mazda Infotainment

Mazda Connect—Mazda’s exclusive infotainment system—has it all. Equipped with a built-in navigation system, tons of entertainment options, smartphone integration with automatic Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and much more, Mazda Connect keeps you informed and entertained on the road. It also helps minimize driver distractions by providing drivers with a full menu of hands-free voice command options. Downloading apps on your smartphone or other mobile devices that can connect to your vehicle while you’re on the road can help you get the most out of your high-tech Mazda Connect infotainment system. Are you in need of some inspiration? Here are 3 of the best Mazda infotainment apps out there. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What is Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY?

traIf you’re looking to buy a Mazda you’ve probably noticed that some of them have a SKYACTIV® logo on them. You may have wondered what it is and how it affects the Mazda driving experience. So, what is Mazda SKYACTIV TECHONOLOGY? SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY was introduced in 2012 by Mazda as an option to improve the engine, transmission and chassis of their models. Keep reading to find out more about this Mazda technology. Read the rest of this entry >>