Fall Car Care Tips

Now that Labor Day has passed, it’s officially time to get ready for fall. You may have already noticed some orange leaves at the tops of some trees and the Halloween candy at the grocery store, but as you get ready to switch out your wardrobe and decorate your house, don’t forget to take care of your car, too.

fall car care

Autumn is a great time to make sure your car is ready for the harsh winter conditions. Do it now while the weather is still mild and you can thank yourself later. Follow these simple fall car care tips to make sure you’re ready.

  • Wiper blades. Your windshield wiper blades should be replaced every six months. Fall usually means more rain, so you don’t want to hinder your visibility with cracked or torn blades. Also, make sure your washer fluid reservoir is full.
  • Have your battery tested. If it is older than three years, it may need to be replaced.’
  • Make sure you have adequate tread on your tires and check for any cracks or bulges. Also check your tire pressure—as the temperatures drop, so will the pressure in your tires.
  • Get your brakes checked to make sure they are ready to handle any slick roads you may encounter.

Want to make sure you’re ready for the upcoming seasons? Schedule a service appointment today with us here at Wantagh Mazda.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Offers Space without Sacrificing Fun

Sometimes, your heart yearns for a Mazda MX-5 Miata, but your head tells you that you need something that can actually carry your family and their gear. But, with the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3, you please both your heart and your head.

2016 Mazda CX-3

Slash Gear recently test drove the 2016 CX-3 and said it is a crossover that offers you convenience and space without sacrificing fun and, when equipped with the i-ACTIV AWD system, almost feels like you’re driving an MX-5.

Right from first glance, you can tell the CX-3 is something different. It doesn’t look like a crossover version of the compact Mazda2, nor does it appear to be a mini CX-5. It has distinct and attractive styling that perfectly fits its dimensions.

Powering the CX-3 will be a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G engine rated at 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you can expect to get 35 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city for the front-wheel drive version of the CX-3. This impressive fuel efficiency doesn’t even require a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and instead uses a SkyActiv-Drive six speed automatic.

Want to see if the 2016 Mazda CX-3 can live up to your expectations? Come take it out for a test drive today at Wantagh Mazda.