What Emotions Does Your Car Color Bring Out?


According to ABC News, in 2012, white was the most popular car color worldwide with 22% of cars having white paint. Silver takes a close second at 20% and then black at 19%. What kind of vibe are you giving off with your car? When people look at your car what type of mood does it put them in? The color of your car may have more weight than you think. Below is a list of car colors and reactions people tend to have when they see certain colors:

  • Red= Passion, Enhanced Metabolism
  • Orange= Sense of Welcoming, Energy
  • Yellow= Happiness, Positivity
  • Green= Harmony, Stability
  • Blue= Peace Relaxation
  • Purple= Luxury, Romance
  • Black= Power, Elegance, Edginess
  • White= Purity, Simplicity
  • Silver= Glamorous, Sophisticated

Do you agree with these different color descriptions? Do you believe your car color matches its description? If you have never thought about this, start paying attention today. While sitting in traffic look at the different car colors and take note of the emotions they bring out in you.

Some of the most popular Mazda car colors include Soul Red, Stormy Blue Mica, Snowflake White Pearl, Jet Black, Liquid Silver, Spirited Green and many more. When looking at different car models, it becomes important to notice the variance of color tone pallets throughout the different vehicles. Some are bold and aggressive while others are calm and trusting. Bakersfiled Mazda in Bakersfield, CA has all of the popular model colors available at their dealership. Just recently, the new 2014 Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 arrived. Stop in to see the many colors available.

How Hot is Too Hot for your Pets?

Dogs Overheating in Car

Dog Temperatures in your Car

Just how hot is too hot? When leaving an animal in the car for only a few minutes, temperatures are on the rise and can cause a coffin for your pet. There has been a long told myth that a pets fur keeps it cool during the summer, which could not be further then the truth. In fact, dogs overheat much quicker than humans and are less efficient in cooling themselves down. Leaving an animal in the car, even for 10 minutes is one of the quickest ways your pet can suffer from a heat stroke.

How long does it take for your car to get hot? View the photo chart to find out. Most dogs begin to show signs that they are over heating around 81 degrees Fahrenheit. It is safest practice to not leave your dog in the car when it is 65 degrees or warmer. In minutes at this temperature, your car can overheat up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

To avoid the dangers of a warm day, there are a few precautions you can take if you absolutely must leave your dog in the car.

  • First and foremost try and leave your dog at home.
  • If you bring your car along make sure to have a supply of cold drinking water and a bowl.
  • Cover up metal that can burn your dog- create a safe place.
  • Park your car in the shade.
  • Leave the air conditioning on.
  • Install a temperature warning system that sounds when your car reaches a certain temperature
  • Stay aware and look for signs of thirst, heavy panting, lethargy, blue gums ad tongue, rapid heartbeat, fever, glazed eyes, vomiting and lack of coordination.

If you notice your dog with any of these signs it is important to cool them down quickly and contact a veterinarian. These tips are brought to you by Bakersfield Mazda in Bakersfield, CA. Bakersfield Mazda cares about the pets that become a part of our families and wants to make sure you are able to keep yours as healthy as possible!



2014 Mazda 6

2014 Mazda 6 wins Gene Rivto Award


The All-New 2014 Mazda 6 was recently given the coveted Gene Ritvo Award for Design and Elegance from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) along with the Larz Anderson Auto Museum and Boston’ Museum of Fine Arts.

“The 2014 Mazda 6 is a stunning example of the real-world application of the ‘Soul of Motion’ design language,” said Keith Griffin, president of NEMPA.  “Gene Ritvo would be proud to have his name associated with the Mazda 6,” Griffin said.

The Gene Ritvo Award, which honors the best in design in the automotive industry, is awarded to a concept car, vehicle, or a vehicle element that evokes elegance in design. It is named for Gene Ritvo, a NEMPA member and Concours photographer who had a liking for refined elegant design.

The Mazda 6 features the Mazda’s KODO “Soul of Motion” design, which Mazda says is inspired by the movement of animals in the wild. “The subtle but distinctive styling of the Mazda6 caught my eye when reviewing entries for the Ritvo Award,” said Meghan Melvin of the Museum of Fine Arts. “After reading the accompanying description, I was struck by the fact that the KODO design language was clearly reflected in this particular model,” said Melvin.

On sale now, at Bakersfield Mazda in Bakersfield, CA, the 2014 Mazda6 starts at $20,880 MSRP and features best-in-class fuel economy of 38 miles per gallon.