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2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

Why Are Mazda Models A Better Option Than Toyota Models?

Shopping for a new vehicle that be an intimidating experience, especially if you’re a first-time car buyer. There are many factors to consider like vehicle type, budget, features, style, and brand. Once you figure out the first four factors, it makes the choosing a brand much easier. Two popular brands are Mazda and Toyota. These two brands both originate from Japan and are top choices among the average car owner. Although Toyota has been a top option for many years, Mazda has risen above and is being seen as the better option.

In the video we’ve included in this blog post, YouTuber Scott Kilmer will do car reviews for both Toyota and Mazda to determine which brand offers a better bargain. Watch the 10-minute video below to see why Mazda models are a better option than Toyota models!

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What Should I Have in My Vehicle Emergency Kit?

Important Supplies You Should Have in Your Vehicle Emergency Kit

When you’re getting ready for a trip, there’s a lot of preparation you need to do. You need to pack a suitcase, book any hotels, and make sure your vehicle is ready for a long drive. However, you also need to make sure you’re prepared for an emergency. As we all know, accidents can happen, so we are sharing the most important supplies you should have in your vehicle emergency kit.

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How to Pet Proof Your Mazda Vehicle

How to Protect Your Mazda Vehicle from Potential Pet Damage

When you have a pet, they become an important part of your life. For some people, their pet is their best friend and for other people, they like to refer to their pets as their “fur babies.” Because we love our pets so much, we want to bring them with us on trips and take them to the park. However, we also have to worry about them messing up our vehicles. In this post, we will be showing you how to protect your Mazda vehicle from potential pet damage. Keep reading to learn how to protect your vehicle while enjoying fun times with your pet.

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Why is your Mazda model making a weird noise?

Most common reasons your vehicle is making a weird noise

There’s nothing more frustrating than when something goes wrong with your car. However, fixing the problem becomes harder when you don’t know what the problem is. Usually, this happens when your vehicle is making a strange sound that you can’t place. In this post, we will be sharing some of the most common reasons why your Mazda model is making a weird noise. Keep reading to figure out why your vehicle is making a noise.

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Labor Sale Event at Fontana Mazda

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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How to Get Your Mazda Vehicle Ready for a Long Road Trip

Now that it’s June, the kids are done with school and vacations are being planned. Some families like to take several small trips by going to the beach or visiting family in nearby cities. However, other families like to have one big vacation. One example of a big vacation is taking a long road trip. Before you go on a road trip, you need to make sure your vehicle is prepared. In this post, we are going to teach you how to get your Mazda vehicle ready for a long road trip.

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How Often Should I Change the Oil in My Mazda?

Our vehicles come with many running parts and fluids that help keep it performing at top levels. To ensure that your vehicle keeps performing well, you need to get regular service appointments. One of these services includes oil changes. Today, we will be discussing how often you should be getting the oil changed in your Mazda vehicle. Read on to learn more.

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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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