Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

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…)

Which car wash is right for me?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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! (more…)

Why are my mpgs lower in the winter?

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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! (more…)

Choosing the right brake pads

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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. (more…)

How to use the Mazda Voice Recognition System

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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! (more…)