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Keep Your Family Safe – Avoid Blowouts Easily

Nothing is more terrifying than a tire blowout. Loss of control of the vehicle, possible flipping, collisions or even worse can happen especially at high speeds or on bad roads. We want to show everyone in Jacksonville how to keep their families safe by preventing this terrifying disaster with some simple tire inspection practices.

Frontend Alignment

Potholes and bumps can cause your front end to go out of alignment. You’ll know if your car tries to pull to one direction regardless your direction. If you sense this, have it addressed by professionals right away. Do not procrastinate.

 

 
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Explore the Luminosity and Motion of the 2018 Mazda CX-9


Leading the way into 2018 is the new Mazda CX-9. This popular three-row SUV offers ample seating for seven passengers along with its masterfully crafted exterior design features. With a motto of “Soul of Motion”, drivers can be assured that the Mazda CX-9 will boast the latest in exterior trends. From its patented elongated hood to the tapered roofline, this car conveys luxury and fluid motion. The signature exterior paint color guarantees maximum luminosity with multiple coats to ensure durability and longevity.

Isn't it time that you checked out the 2018 Mazda CX-9? We invite you to stop
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How to Correctly Prepare a Roadside Emergency Kit


These are a few of the items you should be packing in your roadside emergency kit before heading out.

Keeping an empty gas can and jumper cables will have you prepared and allow others to offer help more easily when they arrive on the scene.

Extra fluids like motor oil and engine coolant could help to get the car running again the they are low.

Tire fix-a-flat could get a car with one or more flat tires off the side of the road and to the nearest gas station where the issue with the tires can be addressed.

Flashlights and…
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Motor Oil Myths Debunked

As auto experts, we frequently hear motor oil myths. To help you become a more-informed driver, we will debunk a couple oil falsehoods now.

Some people think that the first half of a motor oil's viscosity rating, the part before the hyphen, indicates the oil's weight. In fact, ratings like 10W-40 and 5W-20 display winter viscosity values on the left and summer values on the right.

Also, folks believe that they can reuse oil filters after oil changes. This is a myth that could cost you significantly more money than you can save by not changing your oil…

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How Do the Extreme Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?


In extreme heat, the liquids in the battery can evaporate. In winter, those fluids can freeze, making it harder to start the car. Here is all you need to safely test a car battery like an expert.
  1. Begin testing the car battery by turning off the car ignition and the lights too.
  2. If the car battery shows signs on the two terminals of corrosion, use a wire brush to clear the two.
  3. The voltmeter is simple to operate. Take the red or positive cable, and attach it to your car battery positive terminal. The black cable is negative, and connects…
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Rotate Your Tires Regularly To Get The Most Use Out Of Them As You Can

Your tires are some of the most important items on your vehicle. And due to the extremes that they face as a result of the function that they perform, they are going to experience some of the heaviest wear and tear. Tires are not exactly cheap to replace, either. So you will naturally want to get the maximum amount of use out of them as you can.

Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to insure that you are getting as much out of your tires as you possibly can. The easiest and most important thing that you can…

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Avoid a Blowout by Paying Attention to Dashboard Warnings

Your car comes equipped with many dashboard lights that can mean a variety of things. Some inform you to put your seat belt on while others inform you to an issue with your vehicle's engine. That is why we here at Stevenson Mazda of Jacksonville are here to tell you about your vehicle's Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light.

This light illuminates on your dash if your vehicle detects a sudden loss in tire pressure. This can ultimately lead to a blowout if not addressed quickly. 

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Clear Hazy Headlights with DIY Home Remedies

Headlights can grow hazy and dim over time because of weather and normal wear and tear. Scratches, yellowing, fogging and hazing can lead to less light available for your safety in night driving. You can try a few home remedies to restore your headlight glass.

Toothpaste on a damp rag is one simple home remedy for clouded headlights. Dampen the rag, apply the toothpaste, and shine the headlight glass or plastic. Insect repellent containing DEET applied to a dry rag can also polish headlights.  

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Same Thrills, New Look: the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been well-loved and highly-regarded for a very long time, folks, and now there's a new iteration that joins its ranks: the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF! With the "RF" standing for "retractable fastback," the MX-5 Miata RF offers a tweaked style that allows the roof to be automatically put down or up with the simple flick of a switch. Take a closer look at it in action below and prepare to fall in love with this sporty little car all over again:

 

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