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Remain Connected While Driving the Mazda6 Sedan

No car today is complete without modern technology that keeps drivers and passengers connected to the world at large. Here at Putnam Mazda, we are excited about the technological possibilities that the Mazda6 mid-size design offers our customers when driving in Burlingame.

One of the features that our customers love in this popular sedan is the MAZDA CONNECT™3 infotainment display with its large eight-inch screen. Recently redesigned, this screen is less reflective than in prior years and...

 
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Mazda CX-5: An SUV With Style

Every Mazda car reflects the brand's unique design philosophy. They want their vehicles to embody the life's dynamic beauty, and instead of simply sketching cars, Mazda designers strive to create the perfect form. The Mazda CX-5, a popular crossover SUV, is one of Mazda's greatest success stories.

During the design process, Mazda designers explore how drivers connect with their cars. The result is human-centric technology, like the features found in the CX-5 interior. The textures and finishes are carefully selected to optimize comfort.

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Always Be Prepared for an Emergency With a Roadside Kit

You never know when an emergency will strike, and you should be prepared for anything. The same goes for when you're in your vehicle, where a roadside emergency kit could be detrimental.

An emergency kit should be kept inside your vehicle at all times. This kit can help you in a variety of situations. Your emergency kit should include jumper cables (in case your battery dies), a flashlight (with extra batteries), and a first aid kit. You should also include any and all tired-related tools like a lugwrench and tire gauge. It is never a bad idea to include…

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What Is the Difference Between a Powertrain Bumper-to-Bumper Warranties?

When you are thinking about purchasing a new or certified pre-owned vehicle, you probably are wondering what types of warranties are offered. The two most common types are bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties, which are the most important ones because they cover most of the components of the vehicle.

Items like the propulsion system, transmission, engine and other related parts are included in a powertrain warranty. Any parts that have to do with delivering power to the wheels are also covered, such as the driveshaft and the joints. Items that are meant...

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Do You Know What a Timing Belt Does?

Do you know what a timing belt is? Maybe you've heard your mom or someone else talk about them, but especially if you are a newer driver, you might not be 100% sure on what the timing belt does. It's useful to know because a timing belt that goes bad at the wrong time can cost thousands of dollars in repairs. To help you out, here is an explanation of what a timing belt does and how it can cost you if it breaks.

The pistons and valves on the vehicle's engine have to open and close…

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Windshield Wipers

There are so many different working parts on your vehicle and it can become overwhelming to consider everything that you need to maintain and pay attention to. One of these such things is your windshield wiper blades.

Designed to keep your windshield clear of any kind of precipitation, ice, and debris, your wiper blades will wear down just like other parts of your vehicle will. Don't fear though, here at Putnam Mazda, we have a wide selection of wiper blades that will work with a variety of vehicles to accomplish exactly what you are looking for. We have wiper…

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Some Important Facts About Alignments

It may not happen right away, but in time you will notice your car starting to drift either to the right or left when you drive. When you check it out, you may see that your car tires are pointing in different directions. Chances are good that your car needs a wheel alignment.

Several things can knock your car out of alignment. Hitting a curb, driving over roads with potholes, or general wear and tear can cause your wheels to start pointing in the wrong direction. Misaligned wheels can cause...

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Seasonal Maintenance for the Creative Traveler


Creative travelers living in Burlingame are subject to go on any number of travel holidays that require a vehicle. It is important that the cars they drive remain in top performance mode at all times. Desert terrain, or off the path back roads, do not leave room for cars that overheat or fail to start. Putnam Mazda has just the kind of maintenance experts on staff to keep their cars in top running order.

A car breakdown is a valuable…
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What Does Your Alternator Do?


Understanding your vehicle's electrical system may seem like a daunting goal, but it is necessary to stay on top of your vehicle's required maintenance. The electrical system is important for the general function of your vehicle, as well as, the comfort that you experience driving. One of the key components to keeping all things electrical running in your vehicle is the alternator.

The alternator is basically a generator. Once your vehicle is running, the alternator provides the electricity that powers the electronics and also recharges the battery.
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What Spare Tire Do You Want


Some people buy any tire for a spare. These are emergency tires that are not made for long-term use. However, you can purchase high-quality spare tires that are full-size spares that last longer and provide equal performance for your original tires. Manufacturers do not typically include full-size tires as spares.

Compact, donut tires are typically included and placed in the trunk of your car. These are lightweight solutions that usually only last up to 50 miles. If you have placed a spare on your car, then you know these tires only work to get you to a service center where…
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