Posts by this Author: Tim Short Mazda

Should You Choose Summer or All-Season Tires This Season?

When purchasing tires for a vehicle, a big concern of drivers is if they should get summer tires or all-season tires. While both tires will offer good performance, summer tires may be a better choice under certain conditions, while all-season tires also have their benefits. Come to Tim Short Mazda and speak to our automotive specialists if you have any tire-related questions or just to see what we have in our shop.

Summer tires are often referred to as performance tires because of how well they perform. Summer tires offer great traction on dry or wet roads as well as…

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The Mazda CX-3 is Set Up with Technology Features

You are careful about choosing a vehicle because you want the one that you purchase to meet all of your needs. The Mazda CX-3 is not only a popular subcompact crossover choice, but it is a vehicle set up with many great features - including special technological ones.

The Mazda CX-3 is set up with special advanced technology to help you get a smoother driving experience each time that you are on the road. The Mazda CX-3 gives you the option to have an Active Driving Display set up that will help you easily see what speed you are driving at…

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What kind of cargo space can I expect in the Mazda CX-9?

For most families, the reason for purchasing an SUV is to carry family and to carry cargo. The Mazda CX-9 is built to carry up to seven individuals, more than in most families. The second and third row of seats fold to create an even floor for hauling cargo.

The Mazda CX-9 has a total possibility of 71.2 cu. feet of cargo space. With all three rows of seats occupied, the available cargo space is reduced to 14 cu. feet. The third row of seats folds to create a continuation of the flat floor. With the third row of…

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How the Mazda MX-5 Miata Makes Your Driving Safer

A spry and agile convertible roadster, the Mazda MX-5 Miata gets up to an EPA-estimated 35 MPG on the highway while delivering up to 155 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder achieves this performance with an assist from Variable Valve Timing and Dual Overhead Cams as well as a 6-speed Sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

When you go into reverse in the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns you of any vehicles crossing your backward direction. You can change lanes more confidently when Blind Spot Monitoring tells you of any vehicles that…

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Accessorize Your Mazda Vehicle!

When you purchase a vehicle you are getting more than just a means of transportation. That vehicle should match your personality, your lifestyle, and your driving needs. One of the ways to ensure that your vehicle meets these needs is through accessories.

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Check Out the Unveiling of the 2018 Mada6 In This Video!

Mazda vehicles have an extensive history of providing drivers with a memorable experience on the road and behind the wheel. Whether you like sedans, or you need a spacious SUV, we can help you find a specific vehicle that is right for you.

Our inventory is about to get a bit larger, too, with the unveiling of the 2018 Mazda6!

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How to Change a Flat Tire When You Absolutely Have To


Even though no one ever plans to get a flat tire, everyone should be prepared to change one if the situation requires it.

The process is very simple, but special care must be paid to the safety steps in the process in order to remain safe and protect your vehicle from further damage.
  • Start by securing the vehicle. Be sure to apply parking brake.
  • Locate and remove the spare tire, jack, and lug wrench.
  • While the vehicle is still on the ground, loosen the lugs.
  • Place the jack and slowly raise the vehicle. Be sure to stay clear of the…
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DIY Headlight Restoration Sometimes Works


Nighttime driving can be fun, but not when the headlights are so cloudy that visibility is diminished. You could be putting your family in danger with dim headlights, so why not restore them to a brighter state. Here are a few things you can do.

Some people use toothpaste to scrub the cloud away from headlight lenses. The trick to doing this is to apply some toothpaste to a moist cloth and scrubbing for a few minutes. Wipe this off and you should see the brightness return.

 
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Be Aware of These Roadside Emergency Preparation Tips

Being able to safely get through any roadside emergency all comes down to preparation. Prepare for the worst and expect the best, and you'll be in a better position to get home safe.

The mechanics in our service center at Tim Short Mazda wanted to pass on these roadside safety tips to make certain you and your family stay safe on the highway. Plan your appointment with us at 6015 International Drive today!

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Avoid the Risks of Hydroplaning with These Simple Tips

Heavy rainstorms can greatly increase your risks of an accident. Should your vehicle start to hydroplane and your tires lose contact with the road, you’ll suddenly find yourself unable to steer or brake. Far too many accidents are caused by this easily avoidable situation, so read on to learn how to keep yourself safe when driving in heavy rains.

Driving too fast or accelerating too rapidly are both common causes of hydroplaning, which is why you need to slow down and never attempt to speed up too quickly in heavy rains. As well, you also need to make sure…

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