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How much personal storage space is there in the Mazda CX-9?

When looking to purchase an SUV, many potential buyers look toward personal storage space as an essential item. Personal storage spaces carry all those small personal items within reach of the seat occupant. Items such as magazines, smartphone power cords, lip balm, and so many other personal items that need to be close at hand.

In the Mazda CX-9 there are personal storage areas within reach of every seat. Between the two front seats is a large storage console which also operates as an armrest. Of course, the front seats also have the glove compartment to store many of those…

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Does Your Car Need New Wiper Blades?

If you live in an area where the weather gets pretty cold and snowy in the winter, you may want to get special windshield wipers for your car during this season. This is a very small part of the car but can make a huge difference when you're traveling. The blades help to keep you safe while driving since the rubber for winter wipers is softer. This means the rubber will take longer to freeze, and can precisely wipe ice and snow from your windshield quickly, so you'll have a clear vision on the road.

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A Flat Tire Is Easy to Change If You Know What You're Doing

A flat tire is never a fun experience. It can set you back, but it doesn't have to derail your entire day. If you know what to do then changing it is not really all that bad.

Start by parking your car, truck, or SUV on the flattest surface possible if you are able to move the vehicle. Then use the tire iron to break the lug nuts loose. This is an important step to remember to do before the vehicle is off the ground because you won't be able to do it if the wheel isn't…

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Warranties Make Your Automotive Purchase More Secure

With a car purchase, warranties can mean the difference between peace of mind and a feeling of insecurity and doubt. New car warranties come in two major forms: powertrain and bumper-to-bumper. This coverage is a major reason why shoppers choose new or certified, pre-owned vehicles in National City, CA.

With a bumper-to-bumper warranty, coverage includes almost everything in the car. If a window won't roll down or a door handle falls off, the automaker replaces the part and does the labor at no cost to you. Your windshield wipers, tires, and a few other wear-and-tear items aren't included…

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SUV's and the Dangers of Hydroplaning

Sports utility vehicles (SUV's) are known for their toughness, durability, and ability to operate in adverse weather conditions. While these hardy vehicles certainly have their places, their tough capabilities may sometimes give their owners unrealistic performance expectations. In actuality, SUV's can be just as prone to the dangers of hydroplaning as other vehicles.

Hydroplaning takes place when water on roadways gets in between the treads and the road-surfaces. This water buildup can cause a complete loss of contact with the ground and a sudden loss of directional control.

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Know the Benefits When You Use Our Online Service Scheduler

The best part about being first at the dealer service center that day is knowing your car is getting worked on first. Now you can experience the same excitement when you use the online service scheduler to pick the exact time the team will be working on your car.

The next time your car needs an oil change, brake checkup, or tire rotation, all you need to do is use the online service scheduler to select when that maintenance occurs. Perhaps you like to get things done early, or you want to see the mechanic after you get off work…

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Slow Down and Move Over for Those on the Side of the Highway

Have you ever broke down on the side of the road and had to put your hazard lights on? Have you ever witnessed oncoming cars that blew right past you without slowing or changing lanes? Guess what, those individuals have broken the law and deserve to be ticketed.

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What Is the Origin Of The Term Horsepower?

If you are looking for a new vehicle to buy, why not stop by Westcott Mazda when you are in National City, CA to see what we have to offer. While you are at it, ask a member of our professional sales team if they can explain what is meant by horsepower. They might get a little technical about that, so be sure to have them explain how this term originated. That should help clear things up.

For starters, James Watt, an 18th-century steam engine designer, is credited with coming up with the idea of horsepower as a means of…

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Four-Wheel and All-Wheel Drive Deliver Safety and Performance

All-wheel or, four-wheel drive, which is right for you, if any? There are many benefits to owning one of these vehicles. The ride is greatly improved by providing better traction, especially in harsh weather conditions. Off-road adventures are also made possible. However, this should be reserved for FWD models. Offering additional safety and a better driving experience, everyone can benefit from AWD and FWD.

The concept as to how these drivetrains operate is simple. They supply additional power to the wheels when necessary. The difference is, FWD always engages all four wheels, but...

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Winter Windshield Wiper Purchasing Tips

Most drivers don't think much about their windshield wipers. The reality is these small tools can become very important to your driving experience, especially during the winter. Neglecting your wipers can cause some major vision problems during winter storms. Below are some important things to check concerning your wipers.

 

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