Tips for Maintaining a Luxury Vehicle

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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.

 

 

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.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Adds Appealing New Features

2021 Mazda CX-9 | Wantagh, NY

The Mazda CX-9 already stands out with premium style and innovative technologies — and now this distinguished three-row SUV is getting even better for 2021.

The base Mazda CX-9 Sport trim is receiving a new Mazda Connect™ infotainment system with a 10.25-inch center display, standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and a three-year Mazda Connected Services trial.

The new Mazda CX-9 Carbon Edition slots just above the Touring trim and features exclusive Polymetal Gray paint, 20-inch black metallic aluminum wheels, and red leather seats. Joining the Grand Touring and Signature trims, the Carbon Edition also offers a pair of new i-ACTIVSENSE® safety features: Smart City Brake Support Reverse and Driver Attention Alert.

The high-end Signature trim has a new look for the new model year. The front grille features a titanium gray metallic finish, the 20-inch alloy wheels present a brilliant silver finish, and the interior comes with patterned aluminum trim and updated seat quilting and piping.

What hasn’t changed for 2021 is the Mazda CX-9’s high-value features, flexible design, and thrilling performance. All models come with a muscular 250-horsepower SKYACTIV-G® turbo engine, a comprehensive package of i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technologies, and upscale touches like heated front seats and LED lighting.* For heightened luxury, turn to the Grand Touring and Signature trims, which offer ventilated seats, Mazda Navigation, Bose® sound, and much more.

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is coming soon to Wantagh Mazda. You can get in on the excitement by scheduling your test drive in Wantagh, New York.

*250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque with 93 octane fuel. 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque with 87 octane fuel.

IIHS Names the 2020 Mazda CX-30 a Top Safety Pick

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Given that this is only the SUV’s first year on the market, it’s impressive that the Mazda CX-30 performed well in the grueling IIHS tests.

The Mazda CX-30 underwent six crashworthiness tests, which consisted of roof strength, head restraint, side, passenger-side small overlap front, driver-side small overlap front and moderate overlap front. The SUV received a “Good” rating in each category and earned a “Superior” rating for its accident avoidance system.

There are numerous protective technologies offered for the Mazda CX-30 that can help you have peace of mind on the drive. High Beam Control, Smart Brake Support, Lane-keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning all come standard to help you stay aware of your surroundings.

Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go can automatically maintain a minimum following distance from the vehicle in front of you as well as stick to your chosen speed.* You can also opt for Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to have an extra pair of eyes while driving.

With its different safety technologies and strong design, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is well-deserving of its Top Safety Pick designation. Learn more about the SUV at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

 

*Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) with Stop & Go is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. There are limitations to the range and detection of the system. Driver action is required to resume MRCC with Stop & Go after a complete stop. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.

Spring Road Trips to Take From New York

2020 MAZDA CX-9 | Wantagh, NY

If you just purchased a new vehicle from Wantagh Mazda and you’re looking to take it on a spring road trip, the travel bugs at our dealership have compiled a list of great destinations to visit.

Newport, Rhode Island: If you want to enjoy coastal living for a weekend, consider visiting Newport, Rhode Island. Just four hours away from Wantagh, Newport is filled with gorgeous Victorian architecture – some of which you can rent for the night – and a bustling downtown filled with eateries and shops. Enjoy gawking at Vanderbilt-built mansions, chartering a sailboat, and eating chowder with the salty ocean breeze whipping through your hair.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The City of Brotherly Love is only a three-hour drive from Wantagh, and is a great city to visit when Manhattan’s charms no longer hold your attention. History buffs will love seeing national treasures like the Liberty Bell and the home of Ben Franklin in person, while art lovers will enjoy the cities many galleries like the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Of course, you can’t leave without trying a Philly cheesesteak.

The Catskills: If you want to commune with nature during your getaway from Wantagh, visit the Catskills in New York. Approximately three and a half hours away, enjoy peace and quiet surrounded by mountain views. Opportunities for hiking, skiing, and golfing are plentiful in the area.

Don’t forget to visit the Wantagh Mazda service department before your road trip so we can make sure your Mazda is road-ready.

Here’s the Scoop on the Mazda MX-30 Battery Pack

If you’re in the market for an eco-friendly vehicle, check out the upcoming Mazda MX-30. Its battery pack will boast the lowest lifetime carbon footprint possible, according to Christian Schultze, the head of research and development at Mazda Europe.

It achieves this by using a smaller battery pack, which takes fewer resources to produce, and consumes less electricity when it’s being charged. For example, long-range batteries require more rare earth metals to manufacture, making them both expensive to replace and less sustainable to produce.

While a smaller battery pack results in a shorter driving range, the MX-30 delivers plenty of power to get you around town. It offers an estimated 130 miles of range, which is more than sufficient for the average driver’s daily commute. If you’re craving more range, Mazda is rumored to be crafting an internal-combustion-powered range extender that should help the Mazda MX-30 stay on the road even longer.

The Mazda MX-30 is expected to enter production in late 2020, although no U.S. release date has been confirmed yet. Only time will tell if we’ll see this innovative EV stateside anytime soon.

Check out the latest Mazda models here at Wantagh Mazda.

 

2020 Mazda CX-5 Gets Some Exciting Updates

2020 Mazda CX-5 | Wantagh, NY

The Mazda CX-5 is already one of the best crossovers on the market — and it’s about to get even better for the 2020 model year. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 gets some exciting updates, including a new look for its key fob and badging.

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 now comes standard with the advanced i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of driver-assist technology. This bundle includes smart technology like the Lane Departure Warning System, Forward Obstruction Warning, Adaptive Front Lighting, High Beam Control, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control. It also boasts premium features like rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, and Smart City Brake Support which can automatically engage the brakes to prevent or reduce the severity of an accident.

The upper trims also offer new refinements. The Grand Touring now sports paddle shifters, while the Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature trims have a larger, 8-inch touch screen and a more powerful engine. While the 2019 Mazda CX-5 could deliver 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, the 2020 model pumps out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.

In addition to these updates, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities, along with available heated and ventilated front seats, Caturra Brown Nappa leather trim, and the Mazda Navigation System.

Want to experience the 2020 Mazda CX-5 for yourself? Schedule a test drive at Wantagh Mazda.

Mazda Vehicle Autonomy

2019 Mazda CX-3 Interior

If you have seen the movie “Minority Report,” it gives you a good idea of what the future of autonomous driving could look like. The driverless car industry has split autonomous driving technology into five levels. What you see in the movies, is level 5, meaning no human interaction required. Though many other automakers are working towards this goal, Mazda is taking a unique approach to vehicle autonomy.

Mazda has long been focused on giving drivers a thrilling driving experience. While having a car that can drive itself is a novel idea, it doesn’t offer any hands-on thrills. Instead, Mazda is focusing its future autonomous driving technology on being a supplemental function.

The Mazda Co-Pilot System would only activate if the driver needed help. For example, if the driver suffered a seizure or was attempting to drive while drunk.

Mazda deputy general manager Matsuhiro Tanaka articulated the company’s vision for autonomous tech. “What we are focused on is that it always has to be the joy of driving that comes first, then, should anything happen to the driver that renders the situation dangerous, then the autonomous driving functions will kick in and take them to a safe place.”

Tanaka went on to say that Mazda isn’t trying to develop a new technology. It is simply working to incorporate the existing technology in an innovative new way that will help protect the driver and everyone else on the road.

For more exciting news from this progressive automaker, contact us here at Wantagh Mazda. Or better yet, stop by in person to take a shiny new 2020 Mazda for a whirl.

Best Mazda Vehicles for Pet Owners

2019 Mazda CX-9 Interior

When you plan to drive with your dog, it pays to find a car that’s spacious, low, and provides a smooth ride. Check out these Mazda vehicles for pet owners, all of which have been applauded for being safe and comfortable for both animals and their owners.

Mazda CX-3

If your small family includes a single pup, the Mazda CX-3 might be the perfect fit. This subcompact crossover is small and easy to maneuver and park, making it ideal for urban settings.

You can also fold the back seats down to give your dog 44.5 cubic feet to stretch out in. Another bonus in this model is the standard rear-heating ducts and air conditioning, which will help keep your dog comfortable in any season.

Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a slightly larger crossover with five spacious seats. If you plan to travel with more than one dog, or with children as well, this is a great fit. Even with the rear seats up and the kids buckled in, there’s still 30.9 cubic feet of space for your furry friend behind the seats.

The Mazda CX-5 has low height, so it will be easy for dogs to enter and exit the vehicle. When you’re on the road, your pets will have an easier time relaxing, thanks to a smooth and quiet ride.

Mazda CX-9

With seven seats and a maximum of 72.1 cubic feet of cargo space, the Mazda CX-9 is the most spacious of the canine-friendly Mazda models. There’s plenty of room to store one or two crates, while still having room for human passengers.

This model also has many of the features that will keep dogs comfortable, like a smooth ride, tri-zone climate control, and available heated second-row seats.  

Experience each of these rides for yourself when you test-drive them here at Wantagh Mazda.

 

Long Island Fall Festivals to Celebrate the Season

Fall Festival Concert

Nothing says fall like a festival filled with food, beer, fun and family-friendly activities. Mark your calendars so you and your crew can celebrate the season at these Long Island festivals.

Long Island Fall Beer Festival 2019

Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Academy Sports Complex in Farmingdale, the Long Island Fall Beer Festival 2019 will feature the culinary creations of local vendors and food truck favorites. Of course, local breweries including Coney Island Brewing Co., Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Barnshed Brewing. Two Roads Brewing Company and more will have their finest creations available, too. Once you have something to delicious to eat and something refreshing to drink, head over to the Smash Ping Pong Lounge and challenge your friends to a lawn-sized game of bucket pong, Connect Four or Jenga®. Kids are welcome, too, as the festival will debut its new kids zone and a range of craft vendors.

The Oyster Festival

On Oct. 19-20, join approximately 150,000 of your closest friends at the “East Coast’s largest waterfront festival,” The Oyster Festival. Held in Oyster Bay, Long Island, the festival will feature a huge food court, pirate shows, family-friendly activities, a car show and amusement rides.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fall festival fun, schedule a maintenance check at Wantagh Mazda.