Tips for Trading in Your Current Car for a New Mazda

Mazda CX-5 Trade In | Wantagh, NY

You’ve been driving around Wantagh, New York, in the same old car for some time, and you’re starting for fall out of love with the road. Find your passion again with the help of Wantagh Mazda. We make trading in your car easy, and you can put the full value toward your lease or purchase of a new Mazda CX-5.

Take Time To Tidy Up

Before you bring your vehicle in for a full evaluation, take some time to make sure it looks its best. Cars are graded by condition, so you may actually lose some value on your trade-in based on how it’s presented. Fixing little issues like scratches and dents where possible also helps you get the most value.

Do Your Homework

Before you visit Wantagh Mazda with your trade-in, make sure you’ve done some legwork. Figure out how much you owe on your current vehicle and gather up necessary paperwork like the title and information on your lender. To make sure you’re on the right track, you can also get an estimate of your vehicle’s trade-in value from resources like Kelley Blue Book or our Wantagh Mazda value your trade tool.

Trading in is a surprisingly simple process that puts you behind the wheel of a new vehicle you’ll love like the Mazda CX-5. To learn more tips about trading in your car for a new vehicle, contact the experts at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

Introducing the All-New Mazda MX-30

New Mazda MX-30 | Wantagh, NY

Mazda is making the move to electrify its lineup, and it all starts with the upcoming Mazda MX-30. The Mazda MX-30 battery-electric vehicle will launch in the fall of this year in California before rolling out more widely next year, and it will be joined by a plug-in hybrid that brings an iconic piece of Mazda history into the world of tomorrow.

According to President of Mazda North American Operations Jeff Guyton, the upcoming Mazda MX-30 will be the first phase of its adaptation to a changing world. Among the electrified models that will follow are “a series plug-in hybrid with a rotary generator for the Mazda MX-30, a plug-in hybrid for our new large platform, and a traditional hybrid for our new American-made crossover.”

It’s been confirmed that the Mazda MX-30 plug-in hybrid EV will release sometime next year, and it will likely be one of the next new vehicles to appear in the showroom at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York. By using a rotary generator to charge the battery, Mazda recalls the classic Wankel engine that powered driver favorites like the Mazda RX-7 and Mazda RX-8.

“The rotary generator will mark the return of our unique rotary powertrain,” Guyton said. “This technology is being engineered for nearly silent operation and will replenish the battery rather than drive the wheels. As a result, the Mazda MX-30 will always drive like the engaging EV that it is, but with freedom to charge from the wall or on the go.”

If you’re interested in going green, stay tuned. It sounds like Mazda has a lot of big plans on the horizon, and you’ll find the results right here at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Summer

Mazda Service Center | Wantagh, NY

With temperatures rising in New York, now is the perfect time to give your vehicle some extra attention and help protect it from the summer heat. To extend the life of your car and its many components, you should schedule regular maintenance here at Wantagh Mazda. In the meantime, here are some ways you can help your vehicle get ready for summer.

Tire Health

If you equipped your vehicle with winter tires, be sure to switch those out for summer or all-season tires to extend the life of the winter variety. If you kept the same tires on your car year-round, be sure to check their air pressure and fill them to the manufacturer-recommended PSI. You’ll also want to check the tread depth as well as any signs of cracks or bulging.

Wipers And Fluid

After a snowy winter and rainy spring, your vehicle’s windshield wipers could use a break. Check to ensure they don’t have any cracks or are coming apart anywhere. Don’t forget to assess the amount of windshield wiper fluid your car contains and fill it up if needed.

Exterior Coverage

One of the best ways to help take care of your vehicle’s paint is to wash and wax it. Regular washes will get rid of any dust or grime that accumulates in the summer while a good waxing will seal in the lustrous color. While you’re at it, take your cleaning efforts to the interior to get rid of any remaining road salt or mud from the floor mats.

These are just some of the ways you can help keep your vehicle looking brand new while the sun’s rays shine down on it. For more tips on how you can maintain the life of your car, contact our team at Wantagh Mazda or schedule a service appointment.

3 Key Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Spring Driving

Mazda Service | Wantagh, NY

Spring has sprung once again in Wantagh, New York. If you’re relishing the warmer weather and already looking forward to a well-deserved road trip, you’ll want to make sure that your Mazda is up for the adventure. With three key vehicle maintenance tasks out of the way, you can be confident that your spring will be full of fun.

Battery

The cold New York weather can take a toll on your vehicle’s battery. If you’ve had the same battery for going on three years or more, it might just be time to change it out for a new one. Bring your vehicle into the service center at Wantagh Mazda and we’ll check your battery as part of your regular inspection. If it doesn’t have enough power to get you through the spring, we can replace it quickly and easily.

Windshield Wiper Blades

Did you know that you should be replacing your windshield wipers every six to 12 months? That means if you didn’t get a new set of blades before the start of winter, you might be overdue for a new pair. Having fresh windshield wipers means the best visibility possible, which can be a big help if you’re driving in the rain this spring. You can get new windshield wiper blades at Wantagh Mazda — they’re inexpensive and easy for our technicians to install.

Tires

The health of your tires is always a top concern, no matter the season. If you use all-season tires on your Mazda, you’ll want to pay extra close attention to the tread and tire pressure this spring. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated, wearing evenly, and have the proper amount of tread to help you drive safely. Wantagh Mazda can help with all your rubber-related needs, from rotations to balancing to repairs to replacement.

Turn to the experts at Wantagh Mazda for all your spring vehicle maintenance needs. We’ll get you back on the road quickly so that you can get to enjoying all that great driving weather.

Every 2021 Mazda Model Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

New Mazda Lineup | Wantagh, NY

Every model in the 2021 Mazda lineup has earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, including the Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda3 Hatchback, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9.

The Top Safety Pick+ award is the highest safety honor granted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, one highly coveted by all manufacturers. Many brands do not manage to earn even the standard TSP award for all of their models, least of all the more difficult TSP+ award.

In fact, Mazda is one of only two brands to have managed this impressive feat, and the only non-luxury brand to do so. To do it, all of its models had to earn the maximum safety rating in six crashworthiness evaluations ranging from moderate overlap front crash tests to head restraint tests. In other words, Mazda vehicles not only deliver awesome performance, flexibility, and interiors on par with luxury brands, but also top-notch safety.

It doesn’t stop there. To get a TSP+ award, vehicles also needed to earn an advanced or superior rating for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian crash avoidance. Every single Mazda model earned the top superior rating for the former, and three out of seven also earned the top superior rating for the latter.

Finally, to earn a TSP+ award rather than just a TSP award, the Mazda lineup needed to be offered with standard headlights that provide good or acceptable visibility.

In summary, if you’re looking to shop for a premium-feeling brand that provides excellent value and style along with industry-leading safety regardless of the model you buy, take a look at the 2021 Mazda model lineup at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York. We have the 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award-winning lineup in stock and ready to lease.

Tips for Driving in the Rain

New Mazda CX-5 | Wantagh, NY

Spring is upon us at last, which means a reprieve from all this late-winter snow. But that also means there’s plenty of rain on the horizon, which can make commuting challenging in its own way. But by following a few handy tips for driving in the rain, you can enjoy the warm weather and keep moving.

  • Consider all-wheel drive and better active safety tech: If you don’t have all-wheel drive, consider leasing a new Mazda from Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York. You can get your new Mazda with i-ACTIV AWD® for increased traction in rain and snow. Vehicles like the new Mazda CX-3 are also equipped with i-ACTIVSENSE®, a suite of smart, driver-assist safety technologies that actively work to prevent collisions.
  • Leave more room between you and the cars around you: Braking in the rain often requires more distance to slow your vehicle down or arrive at a standstill. Play it safe by keeping a wide berth between you and the vehicles ahead of behind you. If you think your brakes are due for service, now is a great time to bring your vehicle into Wantagh Mazda.
  • Replace balding tires: If your tire treads are on their last legs, don’t chance an accident. Get replacement tires at Wantagh Mazda before the rains come. If you’re not sure, perform the penny test — if you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, your tread is too low.

Driving safely in the rain is easy to do if you know the proper precautions to take. No matter the season, see the service pros at Wantagh Mazda for all your maintenance needs.

Ideas for a Great Stay-at-Home Date Night

Date Night | Wantagh, NY

Whether you’re planning a Valentine’s Day evening with your sweetie or seeking ideas for a safe date night, these ideas for at-home romantic fun are a great way to strengthen your relationship.

Plan A Special Home Dinner

If you or your loved one enjoy cooking, plan a special meal at home for your next date night — and be sure to decorate, dress up, and light candles for the occasion. If you’d rather stay out of the kitchen, order delivery from one of your favorite restaurants instead.

Get Your Game On

Build connections and challenge your mind by planning a game night with your partner. Video games, board games, cards, jigsaw puzzles, and online karaoke challenges are just a few of the possibilities, so let your imagination run wild.

Make Your Own Drive-In

Staying in for a date doesn’t have to mean staying in the house. If you have a garage and driveway, set up a projector and a sheet screen and make your own drive-in theater. If a drive-in theater setup isn’t right for you, settle in with some snacks and drinks and listen to your favorite tunes or podcasts together. We recommend sitting inside the luxurious 2021 Mazda CX-5 for your date, especially if it’s equipped with available heated leather seats and premium Bose® surround sound.

To acquire the Mazda CX-5 for your next date night, give us a call here at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York. We’d also love to hear any other ideas you have for romantic fun on Valentine’s Day and beyond!

Tips for Maintaining a Luxury Vehicle

Mazda Service | Wantagh, NY

If you’ve chosen a Mazda, it’s clear that you value stylish good looks and upscale amenities. The Mazda CX-5 is a perfect example of this — with luxury features like heated seats, leather upholstery, and a 10.25-inch full-color touch-screen display. But if you want to keep those refined features in peak condition, you’ll have to take care of your vehicle. Here are some tips to help you maintain your car and safeguard your investment.

Expert Service

Regular maintenance is key to helping your vehicle retain value. When you bring your car in for a checkup at Wantagh Mazda, we’ll perform a Mazda Full Circle Inspection. We’ll make sure every aspect of your vehicle is in peak condition, from its mechanical components to its fluids, lights, and climate control systems.

Interior

Dust can dull the luster of your vehicle’s interior. Keep that driver-centric cockpit in pristine condition by vacuuming twice per week, paying special attention to the cloth and carpeted surfaces. Use an appropriate brush-like attachment to avoid damaging your car’s seats. If you have leather seats in your Mazda, maintain them with a microfiber cloth and a specialized leather cleaner. Condition them afterward to keep them soft and supple.

Exterior

Mazda vehicles are famed for their “KODO: Soul of Motion” design philosophy, which uses sculpted curves to make light and shadow dance across the car’s exterior. Showcase this stunning design by regularly washing and waxing the exterior of your Mazda.

Regular vehicle maintenance is actually smart money management — it’s better to get regular service, so you can catch a small issue before it becomes a full-blown problem. If you’d like the best care for your Mazda, bring it to our service center at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

 

 

The Best 2020 Holiday Light Shows Near Wantagh

Holiday Lights in Wantagh, NY

The holidays are going to be a little different in 2020 — but one thing that won’t change is the wealth of festive light shows scheduled for Wantagh and Long Island. To help you get into the spirit of the season, here’s a look at three of the most dazzling events you can take part in this year.

Magic of Lights

This 2.5-mile drive-thru display, which runs through Jan. 2 at Jones Beach State Park, is one of the most spectacular holiday light shows in all of greater New York. Digital animations, favorite holiday characters, a tunnel of lights, and a huge new tree display are sure to make Magic of Lights a trip to remember for the entire family.

Smith Point Light Show

Take in bright displays, celebrate togetherness, and benefit the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County with a visit to the Smith Point Light Show. Held through Dec. 30 at Smith Point County Park in Shirley, this 1.5-mile drive-thru features all sorts of beautiful arrangements and breathtaking exhibits to make your holidays jolly.

Riverhead Holiday Light Show

Boasting dozens of incredible displays, the Riverhead Holiday Light Show is one of Long Island’s biggest celebrations. This year’s version takes place through Dec. 30 and includes more than 1.5 miles of drive-thru fun — including resplendent programmed lights that dance to the tune of music you can play through your vehicle’s speakers.

Here at Wantagh Mazda, we’re especially thankful for these holiday light shows and the joy they bring to our community. Here’s wishing you the best of times as you celebrate safely with your loved ones this year.

2021 Mazda CX-30 Gains New SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo Engine

2021 Mazda CX-30 | Wantagh, NY

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 rolled off the assembly line as a highly capable, wildly appealing compact crossover thanks to its sophisticated design, family-friendly versatility, efficient powertrain. Recently, Mazda announced that it’s upping the ante in terms of performance with a brand-new engine option: The SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo.

This new addition to the 2021 Mazda CX-30 lineup is all about excitement, and the specs show it. According to Mazda, the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo engine will be able to produce a thrilling 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque when fueled by 93 octane premium gasoline. That’s good for an increase of 41 horsepower and 124 lb-ft over the standard engine.

In addition to a significant jump in power, 2021 Mazda CX-30 models equipped with the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo will feature subtle but evocative design enhancements. Gloss Black door mirrors, larger tailpipes, and 18-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels will turn heads around Wantagh, New York, and exclusive TURBO badging on the liftgate will show just what your new car is capable of.

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo is expected to arrive at dealerships by the end of 2021, and we can’t wait to see you here at Wantagh Mazda for a test drive. In the meantime, check out our current inventory of 2021 Mazda CX-30 models and keep your eyes on our blog for more details as they become available.