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How to Safely Clean and Disinfect the Interior of Your Mazda

As the virus continues to affect the world, we continue to practice CDC recommended actions. When we go out to work or shop for essential items, we avoid touching our face, cough into our sleeve and stay six feet away from other people. Between every store, and when we get home, we make sure to wash our hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Although we protect our hands and faces, there’s another area we might be forgetting. The interior of your vehicle can become a hotspot for the virus. Today, we are going to teach you how to safely clean and disinfect the interior of your Mazda.

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A gravestone reads, "RIP Key Fob." Two purple skulls hover on either side. On the far left, a man holds a presumably dead key fob in disgust, while on the far right a man grieves in sorrow for his lost fob.

How do I start my Mazda if my key fob dies?

Though we love the new conveniences brought along by key fob technology, we’ve got to admit: it can be a real bummer when the battery dies. At times like that, we often find ourselves yearning for the good old days, when keys didn’t need batteries; you just put them in a hole and turned.

Luckily, you’re not entirely out of luck if your Mazda key fob dies. True to form, the automaker has thought ahead and included a solution to this issue. So, what does one do if their Mazda key battery dies? Read the rest of this entry >>

2020 Mazda3 Sedan dashboard with Apple CarPlay and How to Use Apple CarPlay on Mazda3 in white text_o

How to Use Apple CarPlay in 2020 Mazda3

After looking at what’s new on the 2020 Mazda3, we discovered that Apple CarPlay is standard on the hatchback model and available on the sedan, which is very exciting news! It’s wonderful to be able to integrate your smartphone with your car, which allows you to conveniently access apps like Maps, Calendars, Apple Music, Contacts and additional compatible apps like Podcasts, Audiobooks and so many more. Since this technology is available on the Mazda3 through MAZDA CONNECT®, let’s figure out how to use it! Read the rest of this entry >>

Car air filter with text that says how to tell if you have a dirty air filter

How to Tell If You Have a Dirty Vehicle Air Filter

Your engine air filter plays a big role in keeping your engine running efficiently by acting as a barrier between the air intake system and the vehicle’s engine, radiator, fuel lines and more. The air filter blocks dirt, bugs, leaves, dust and other contaminants from damaging the engine, so it can become very dirty over time. Let’s go through a few ways to tell if your vehicle has a dirty air filter. Read the rest of this entry >>

Apple CarPlay infotainment screen in 2019 Mazda CX-9

What to Do If Your Mazda Infotainment Screen Freezes

Mazda Infotainment Connection, Lagging Issues

Unfortunately, our in-car entertainment systems are susceptible to malfunctioning just like any other electronic device we use. In-car infotainment systems have become a crucial part of a driver’s commute, from podcasts to music, text messaging to navigation. When these technologies fail us our entire in-car experience can change. Luckily for Mazda drivers, there is a handy trick to restarting your MAZDA CONNECT system for when the infotainment screen freezes or runs into connection or lagging issues. Continue reading to learn more. Read the rest of this entry >>