First look at the 2020 Mazda CX-30

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-30 on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 6:35 PM
2020 Mazda CX-30 exterior profile

It’s finally here. The highly-anticipated Mazda CX-30 has been making appearances at auto shows and we now know what to expect from this small SUV. Fitting somewhere between the subcompact CX-3 and the compact CX-5, the CX-30 offers exceptional performance and some intriguing interior highlights through four different trim levels. This video from Kelley Blue Book gives us a first look at it with some helpful data. Is it worth your consideration, or should you opt for one of the other SUVs in the Mazda lineup? You be the judge! Read the rest of this entry »

Signs that your car battery needs to be replaced

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 5:06 PM
car covered in snow

Will the cold weather make my car battery die faster?

The winter season can really wreak havoc on your car. Not only is it tough to drive out there on the ice and snow, but even getting your car to start can be a challenge sometimes. Indiana winters are no joke. Unfortunately, the cold weather can make your car battery die faster than normal. Read the rest of this entry »

Driving safely in winter with crowded roads

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 4:22 PM
vehicle driving down a winter road covered in snow

Tips for driving safe during the holidays

The winter season brings with it some exciting changes in weather and a lot of hustling and bustling with the holidays right around the corner. Unfortunately, this time of year can bring with it tragic events when drivers don’t pay attention on the roads. It’s true that with the increase in traffic, we’ll see an increase in accidents. Take a couple minutes out of your day to look at these tips for driving safe during the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

Which car wash is right for me?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 5:41 PM
car driving through a car wash

Soft touch vs touch-free car wash

The winter months are perhaps the most crucial when it comes to washing your car. The salt on the roads can cause your vehicle to rust if it’s not taken care of properly, which makes car washes even more important. There are two different types of car washes to choose from – soft touch and touch-free – but which one is a better fit for you? Learn more below! Read the rest of this entry »

Review of the 2016 Mazda CX-5

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5 on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 5:18 PM
2018 Mada CX-5 side view gray in the city

Here on the blog for Royal South Mazda, we like to cover a lot of the latest models and give you helpful information as you go through the car buying process. However, not everyone is financially ready to purchase a new car. For people like that, a used car may be the best bet. We still have a few 2016 Mazda CX-5 models in our used inventory, and they aren’t too far behind the 2019 CX-5 in terms of technology and performance. Should you opt for the newest CX-5, or save money with the older one? Check out the Kelley Blue Book review of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 below! Read the rest of this entry »

Why are my mpgs lower in the winter?

By Product Expert | Posted in Seasonal, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 4:38 PM
car covered in snow

How to get better fuel efficiency in the winter

You may be aware that the cold weather does more to your car than just leave frost on the windshield. It can also cause your fuel efficiency numbers to take a big hit. If you pay attention to the mpgs, you may notice a sizeable difference when commuting to and from the same places. Why is this, and what can you do to get better fuel efficiency in the winter? Find out below! Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing the right brake pads

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7:37 PM
gas, brake, and clutch pedals in a vehicle

What are the different types of brake pads?

The braking system in your vehicle is extremely important. The difference between a healthy set of brake pads and a poor set of brake pads could ultimately be the difference between life and death. Below, we’ll discuss the three different types of brake pads so you can find the ones that work best for you. Read the rest of this entry »

How to use the Mazda Voice Recognition System

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 5:50 PM
front interior of a Mazda vehicle

Mazda houses plenty of innovative technology features, both in the cabin and under the hood. One of the interior technology features that has proved to be a helpful asset to drivers is the Mazda Voice Recognition system. As the name suggests, this system allows drivers to voice commands, and the system will respond accordingly. This can be helpful for drivers who don’t want to fumble around with buttons while driving. Find out how to use this system with the short video tutorial below! Read the rest of this entry »

What’s so special about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda6 on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 3:26 PM
Front exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda6

Does the 2019 Mazda6 come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Mazda is implementing exceptional audio and infotainment features in their lineup at an affordable price, which may make luxury automakers quiver a little. Why would you pay more for a vehicle when you can get the same features at a more affordable price? Take a look at our blog to see some of the audio and infotainment highlights in the 2019 Mazda6 and find out if it has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto! Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda models with AWD

By Product Expert | Posted in Powertrain on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 6:12 PM
Front exterior view of a red 2019 Mazda CX-5

Which 2019 Mazda models come with all-wheel drive?

As we approach the colder months, we need to anticipate the inevitable snowfall that will be coming our way soon. Having a vehicle that is equipped with the best performance features is certainly a good start. Choosing a vehicle with all-wheel drive is one of the most practical things you can do, and Mazda has them. Find out which 2019 Mazda models come with all-wheel drive! Read the rest of this entry »