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Gaskets And Their Functions

You need to know how your vehicle works, that's why here at Putnam Mazda, we are committed to answering any questions you might have concerning certain functions. With that said, let's get into an important one. You have a certain component called a gasket. It stops all the fluids from going into places they shouldn't and keeps them from escaping. You don’t want to find coolant in your oil. That could lead to a very costly repair. If you notice that your gaskets are failing, this issue should be taken care of right away by coming…
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Containing Your Pet and Avoiding Pet Hair in Your Vehicle

When driving your pet in your car, the car is going to collect pet hair. There are a lot of effective ways to clean out all of the pet hair. However, there are also ways to keep pet hair from getting on the vehicle's carpets. The preventative measures are actually a lot better.

One thing that you can do to prevent pet hair is buy seat covers such as Petrider. You can put it on the seats and they will collect all of the dirt water and hair. You can also remove it easily when you are done with…

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The Importance of Getting a Fuel Pump Serviced

If you are having trouble going up hills in your vehicle, it could be a sign of a fuel pump problem. The same is true if the vehicle has trouble starting or if the temperature in the car goes up suddenly. However, since there could be other explanations for why these things are happening, it is a good idea to bring it to Putnam Mazda for service.

A fuel pump that isn't working properly could cause the engine to use more gas. This could result in reduced gas mileage, which puts you at a higher risk of spending more…

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Low-Mileage Oil Changes are Necessary

The average amount of miles drivers put on their cars is about 12,000 per year. "Average" means some go way over, and others go way under the 12,000-mile mark. Driving only a limited number of miles per year saves drivers a lot of money. Fewer miles means less fuel consumption and less of a need for maintenance. Oil changes, however, remain required even if you don't drive the vehicle at all.

Motor oil breaks down over time. Six months after new oil went into the engine, the oil loses much of its effectiveness. The oil turns from…

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The Facts: What Is A Powertrain Warranty Vs. Bumper To Bumper Warranty?


Ever wondered what the difference is between warranties on your vehicle? When you come into Putnam Mazda we want you to make the most informed decisions possible regarding your next purchase. So let's clarify.

A powertrain warranty covers all internally lubricated engine parts or any part that contributes to the propulsion of the automobile. These warranties are often longer in duration (like 3 years and 100k miles for example).

A bumper-to-bumper warranty sometimes called a comprehensive warranty, is usually shorter in duration (like 1 year and 50k miles for example) and covers a bit 
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Mazda CX-9 Design Pays Ultimate Attention to Detail

Anyone already lucky and smart enough to be the owner of a Mazda CX-9, voted among the most popular 3-row SUVs, knows the feeling of security and sanctuary that accompanies riding inside this stylish beauty of a sports utility vehicle. Mazda has incorporated the suppleness of Napa leather and the craftsmanship of sculpted aluminum and authentic Santos Rosewood into the interior design of the Mazda CX-9.

This leather, rosewood and aluminum trio provides both driver and passenger with a sensation of enriched luxury that accentuates every ride. Even traffic congestion and bad weather  

 

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Technology Features of the Mazda6

The midsize sedan class maintains its popularity as all-purpose vehicles capable of performing a multitude of uses for their drivers. The Mazda6 incorporates this versatility into its design, delivering a smooth ride and comfort, technology and spaciousness in the cabin.

With a suite of sensors and cameras, the Mazda6 can act as a virtual co-pilot, helping you to park in tight spaces by giving you a 360-degree view of the surrounding area so you'll be able to spot obstructions and avoid them. These same sensors also govern the cruise control, with a stop and go feature that allows the…
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Ways to Jump Start Another Car

If you think that your battery has died because your engine will not start, you can get it going by jump starting it. Use the working engine of another car and a functional set of car jumper cables to get it done.

When both cars are off, hook up the jumper cable ends to the matching battery ends so that the positive and negative parts are aligned. Then, start the working engine to give the dead battery some juice. It will only take about a minute before you can try turning on the other car. It might take multiple tries…
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How to Test a Vehicle's Battery

The battery is something you might not think about until it stops working properly. When this happens, calling it an inconvenience can be an understatement. Rather than waiting until the battery dies, it's a good idea to test its state of charge.

This assessment is fairly simple and can be done with a voltmeter. The voltmeter has two test leads. After making sure everything is turned off, first connect the positive test lead to the battery's positive terminal and then connect the negative test lead to the negative terminal.
 

 

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Choosing the Right Tires for Summer Driving

With the warm weather upon us, it’s time to consider the best tires for summer driving and, at Putnam Mazda, we want you to be an informed driver aware of what tires will best serve your needs based on your driving habits. Pay us a visit and allow us to advise you on the difference between summer tires and all-season tires.

Summer tires will give you precise handling with excellent performance on both wet or dry road conditions. They’re designed for driving in the summer months, or can be used year round if you don’t have snow…
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