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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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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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Have Your Headlights Tested Regularly

50% of deadly road accidents occur in the dark. Most of them are caused by malfunctioning headlights. Most drivers are not keen when it comes to replacement of vehicles' lights before burnout. This is entirely dangerous as it does not only risk the lives of drivers but also that of pedestrians.

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Make Sure That Your Gas Tank is Filled Throughout the Winter

When we speak about our vehicles, we want to be the most versed individuals on the planet, right? This big piece of metal has to get us from one point to the next amongst many other drivers who may not be as careful on the road as we are, but we must ensure that we are as safe as possible in all aspects. What about in the winter time, not being able to even make it to the road to start our day? What if we needed to be to work in 30 minutes and we only had 5 minutes…

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The Difference Between All Wheel Drive and 4 Wheel Drive

Most of us grew up hearing the term 4-wheel drive, or 4WD for short, and have grown to associate it with large trucks and off-road vehicles. Over the last 20 years a new term “All-wheel drive”, or AWD, has been popping up more and more. What is the difference?

All-wheel drive basically means all 4 wheels are being driven at all times. There may be a difference in the distribution of power between front and rear, but all the wheels are still being driven. AWD is normally available on passenger cars and crossovers, for a little extra grip whether it…

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Are You Servicing Too Often?

If you've meant to get your vehicle in for service, but, you haven't had time, we may have some good news for you. If you weren't aware, the requirements to maintain vehicles have been reduced significantly. While Tim Short Mazda can certainly remind you to keep everything current, you probably have more time than you think before your next oil change. The old rule of every 3.000 miles has faded as technology has improved. Oil companies and the automotive industry agree that servicing your car any sooner than 5,000 miles can do more harm than…

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