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The Mazda6 is a Sedan with the Technology that You Seek

When you are looking for a new sedan to take you around the local area, you look for something with great technology features. The Mazda6 is that kind of an automobile, and it is a popular choice among those looking for a midsize sedan.

The infotainment display on the Mazda6 is created in a special way that helps it to be less reflective and easier to see. You can glance at it and quickly get all of the information from it that you need to get. If sound quality is something that you are seeking when it comes to your…

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What Should You Do in a Roadside Emergency?

A tire blowout, transmission failure or even just running out of gas could put you in a jam while driving. As soon as you realize there is an emergency, turn on your hazard lights and navigate off of the road to a safe place. If there is no emergency lane, a grassy surface of the road will do.

If you must exit your vehicle, do so only to put up flares or cones to alert other drivers. Otherwise, stay in your car with the doors locked and windows shut. Call for roadside or emergency help. If another driver approaches your…

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Signs You May Need an Alignment

Wheel alignments are an important part of regular automotive maintenance, yet many owners tend to overlook this step until they notice problems with their tires or the way the vehicle handles on the road. If you have questions, stop in at Cascade Mazda and let our certified technicians check it out.

Although auto manufacturers recommend having your wheels checked at each oil change, it doesn’t always get done until the vehicle has new tires. If the vehicle seems to be steering in one direction, it may need an alignment. Another sign is if your tires are wearing unevenly.

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Discover the Truth Behind Common Motor Oil Myths

When it comes to the oil you put into your vehicle, the choices you make are very important. This is a big contributing factor that will decide how efficient your vehicle is and how reliable it will be for the length of owning or leasing it. Routine oil changes are definitely important when it comes to regular vehicle maintenance, but don't fall for some of the common myths that revolve around motor oil.

It is recommended that most vehicles get an oil change between six and twelve months, depending on how often the vehicle is driven. 

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How to Jump Start a Car

If you or someone else near you cannot start a vehicle, you aren't necessarily bound to calling a tow truck for help. If you or the other party has a set of jumper cables handy, you can help each other get started. Of course, you may have the cables handy but like many Americans, you may not know what to do with them. This can be a big problem. Here are some of the basic steps of jump starting another vehicle:

  • Park the vehicles nose-to-nose, without touching.
  • Get your jumper cables out and attach the red clips to the…
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Keep Your Vehicle from Running Too Hot with a Coolant Flush

Your engine generates a tremendous amount of heat. That is why there is a built-in cooling system in order to keep it at acceptable operating temperature. But this cooling system is under quite a bit of stress throughout its operation and does require its own maintenance in order to keep it going.

A cooling system flush involves draining the entire system, attaching a hose to both ends of the system which is then power flushed. A new coolant mix will then be pushed through the system. This flush procedure will not only get the old coolant out and replaced with…

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What Exactly is a Transfer Case?

If you have an all-wheel-drive (AWD) or four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle, then the transfer case is what makes shifting into the off-road mode possible. Without a transfer case, you’d just have a two-wheel drive - effectively eliminating the thrill from your specific drivetrain!

The transfer case is a separate type of transmission. Within the housing, it utilizes a chain or gears to adjust the vehicle’s gear ratio, so it has the needed traction for tough road conditions. It transfers the transmission’s power to both front and rear axles in order to adjust speed. As it slows the vehicle’s…

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Be Prepared This Winter Season

Sand, salt, and litter are all great to have in your corner if you get stuck in the snow or on the ice. They will also provide great traction, and you should never leave home without a bag in your car at all times this winter season.

If you go with litter as your traction go-to, keep in mind that it can tend to get messy when it gets wet and don't get the clumping kind. Salt works well, but it'll melt and become less gritty. Sand is a great choice and will not melt or cause your…

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Get the Low-Down on Horsepower

The calculation that one horsepower equals 33,000 foot-pounds per minute of work was determined during the 18th century by an engineer named James Watt in efforts to sell more steam engines. Of course, that was reduced to the more reasonable and understandable figure of 33 pounds per minute. Either way, these figures are still used to describe the horsepower of modern engines.

The able folks at Cascade Mazda here in Cuyahoga Falls, OH can explain more about horsepower when you stop in on your next visit. They know how important that information is to everyone.

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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Indicator Lights

There are many different warning lights on your dash. If you get a message, it will typically mean that nothing serious is going on but that you have to do something like turn off your cruise control or your brights. Most of the indicator lights are there to tell you if something is on or that it is time to change your oil.

If you get an indicator light that is telling you that there is something wrong with your engine, transmission, or battery, then you will want to bring your vehicle to us here at Cascade Mazda right away…

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