Common Motor Oil Myths

There are various types of myths surrounding the engine oils. People are therefore urged to exercise caution whenever they are thinking about changing the motor oils. We have shared some of the most common myths surrounding the sector and the truth behind them.

1. Oil should be changed when they turn dark
Not true. Dark oil is not a strong indication that the oil is dirty or has stopped doing its job. Some oils turn dark immediately. The additives added in them start working.

 

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Notable Performance Features of the Mazda CX-30

When you want to get some affordable performance from a small SUV, then you will want to take a look at the Mazda CX-30. This top-selling SUV brings you driving fun that will enhance any ride. Here's a look at what the CX-30 offers.

Standard on the CX-30 is the Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter engine that puts out up to 186 horsepower. This engine takes the CX-30 from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.8 seconds. Also, the CX-30 comes through when it comes to braking with a stopping distance of just 116 feet from 60 miles…

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Off-Roading Tips for Beginners

Off-roading can be the adventure of a lifetime in your vehicle. However, the thrill that you get out of it can be seriously hampered if you are not safe while engaging in this outdoor hobby. You could actually end up getting seriously hurt or worse.

To ensure that you enjoy yourself and minimize the chance of an accident, you need to take some basic safety precautions. These suggestions are some that off-roading beginners should keep in mind. First, you need to find a safe place for off-roading. It can be tempted to head out into some random field or beach…

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Embrace Classic Style in the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Our Putnam Mazda team is smitten with the vintage-inspired style of the Mazda MX-5 Miata. If you're a fan of this classic sports car, we think you'll feel the same way — this popular convertible roadster delivers the perfect blend of retro and contemporary style.

The first thing you'll notice about the MX-5 Miata is the aggressive body profile. Each contour is strong and striking — this is a car that merits a second glance. The bold contours flow effortlessly from front to back, giving the impression of speed and power even when the car is parked in your…

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Today's Mazda3 Hatchback

If you grew up well aware of the Mazda automotive brand, you can appreciate the Mazda3 5-Door's nimbleness and versatility. We love driving this popular hatchback at Putnam Mazda. It also looks great in our Burlingame inventory. Let's further explore its outward appeal.

From every angle, the Mazda3 5-Door stuns. Its lines might captivate you. Mazda provided them to help the car displace air, but they also allude to motion. Additionally, the model's paint selection includes six rich, glistening shades. You can choose the easily seen Snowflake 

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Discover the Superior Design of the Mazda CX-3

One look at the new Mazda CX-3 and you will know that it is something special. This popular subcompact crossover is flush with an abundance of design elements that make it stand out on the streets of Burlingame.

The design process of your CX-3 starts with choosing from a wide array of exterior color choices. The new Soul Red Crystal Metallic will turn heads everywhere. Other choices include Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Titanium Flash Mica, Eternal Blue Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, and more. Inside the five-passenger CX-3...

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Is Tire Replacement Time Here?

Tires with decent tread depth and no imperfections might be the best ones. After all, you don't want to lose traction or experience a blowout. If you stay current with checking your tires, then you may be able to get new ones before they become hazardous. The simple "penny check" on the treads is an easy inspection you can do. So is checking the air pressure level with an inexpensive tool.

Look for other obvious signs of problems such as bulges, blisters, and cracks in the sidewall. These imperfections could indicate a severe problem. The tire could suffer a…

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The Alternator: Your Car's Unsung Hero

At some point, everyone owns a ride that dies and refuses to restart. It's easy to blame this on the battery, and customers of our Putnam Mazda service department often do. When our service techs mention the possibility of a problem with the alternator instead of the battery, people are often confused. It's understandable. What exactly is an alternator and what does it do?

The Source of Vehicle Electricity

An alternator is a vehicle generator that turns mechanical energy into electricity. The alternator collects this energy from the motion of your car's spinning wheels. 

 

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Believe In Yourself For A Better Credit Score

There are few things in life that can grant you as much peace of mind as having favorable loan terms and a great credit score. Those with excellent credit scores enjoy many of the benefits of being someone that lenders can trust. They are charged lower interest and are likely able to borrow greater sums of money than someone with a poor credit score. This is all because they are the type of person that lenders trust.

Paying on debts on time is a great way to keep them from getting out of control. 

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Mazda CX-9 Technology Features

The Mazda CX-9 is a popular midsize three-row SUV. One of the reasons why it is so popular is because it has a variety of impressive tech features. There are two features in particular that attract buyers.

One of the popular features is the standard touchscreen display. This display is used by a driver to control the entire infotainment system, access the rearview camera and other features. This is an impressive screen that gives a variety of vehicle controls. Drivers will also enjoy the smartphone integrate. You can connect a phone to use both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

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