Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

How to check your tire pressure

Monday, June 29th, 2020
mechanic aligning wheels

One of the easiest maintenance items you can do on your car is also one of the most often ignored. Checking your tire pressure is such an easy thing to do, yet many people neglect to do so. Fluctuating temperatures can alter the tire pressure, and this can lead to reduced fuel economy and performance as well as faster tire wear. We don’t want to see you stuck with any of these issues, which is why we’ve added the short video below showing you how to check the tire pressure yourself. It’s a pretty quick and easy thing to do, so check it out and get on it! (more…)

Tips for making your tires last longer

Monday, June 29th, 2020
man and woman looking at tires

How can I make my tires last longer?

As you rack up miles on the road, your tires become more and more worn down. Once they reach a certain point, you’ll need new tires. No one wants to drop $600 on a new set of tires, and you can push that off by taking good care of them. you’ll be able to do this by adhering to the tips for making your tires last longer, which we have outlined below! (more…)

What is that sound in my car?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
man pushing a car up a hill

Five car noises you shouldn’t ignore

Our vehicles make a lot of sounds with all the components they have, so you might not always give much thought to a new sound coming from the car. However, there are some sounds you shouldn’t ignore, as they may be a sign of some vehicle trouble. Take a look at five different car noises you shouldn’t ignore. (more…)

How to parallel park

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
Front passenger side exterior view of a gray 2019 Mazda3

You may recall that when you took driver’s ed or your driver’s license test that parallel parking was an important part of that. Many of us performed a parallel parking job, but may have not done it since then. Whether you don’t know how to parallel park or just need a refresher, the video below may be a helpful tool for you to use. The short tutorial will explain how you should go about getting into a tight spot when there are vehicles in front and behind the stall you’re trying to get into. Check it out! (more…)

Signs that your wheels are misaligned

Friday, March 27th, 2020
mechanic aligning wheels

How to tell when you need a wheel alignment

Every now and then you’ll need some vehicle servicing. No one wants to do this, of course, because it can be costly and leaves you without a vehicle for a set period of time. However, it’s all part of the privilege of driving. Here at Royal South Mazda, we do more than just sell exceptional Mazda cars and SUVs. Our service technicians can also perform necessary vehicle services, such as wheel alignments. Take a look at some of the symptoms below to learn how you can tell when you need a wheel alignment! (more…)

Prevent coronavirus in your vehicle

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
person wiping down car seats

What is the best way to disinfect my car to prevent coronavirus?

We’ve all been affected by coronavirus in one way or another. The recent string of cases and the serious nature of the virus has led to a bit of a panicked frenzy amongst some. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to help slow down the spread. Take a look at the best way to disinfect your car to prevent coronavirus! (more…)

The rundown on tire rotations

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
man and woman looking at tires

How important is it to get a tire rotation?

One of the many automotive services you can opt for is a tire rotation. A tire rotation, put simply, is when you switch the tires on your vehicle and put them on a different wheel, which will help spread the wear that each tire receives. How important is it to get a tire rotation, and how frequently should you get them? Read on below! (more…)

How fast can you drive in Indiana?

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
Passenger side exterior view of a blue 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata with the top down

What is the fastest speed limit in Indiana?

Welcome, adrenaline junkies. If you’re here, you’re probably wondering where you can go in the state of Indiana to really let loose and top out your car. While racing and extreme speeds may be fun for some, it can be dangerous driving at such fast speeds, and that’s why we have speed limits. Each state has its own set of regulations, but we’re here to discuss Indiana. Learn what the fastest speed limit is here in Indiana! (more…)

Signs that your car battery needs to be replaced

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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. (more…)

Driving safely in winter with crowded roads

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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. (more…)