Partnering with Mazda’s Drive for Good Campaign

Have you been considering buying a Mazda? Now is the season. Mazda’s Drive for Good campaign will offer a donation to the charity of your choice from now until Jan. 2.

Mazda's Drive for Good

For each new Mazda our customers purchase, Mazda will donate $100 dollars to one of four charities. You can choose between St. Jude’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, American Heart Association and Mazda Foundation.

Mazda employees and dealers will also give one hour of service to a charitable organization for every test-drive performed during the holiday season.

“Mazda and its dealers have always had a history of charitable giving and it is time that we include our customers in doing good things for those in need,” said Jim O’Sullivan, Mazda North American Operations president and CEO.

“In typical Mazda fashion, it isn’t just about writing a check. That is why we wanted to go the extra mile and donate an hour of charitable service for every test drive. Mazda, its employees, and dealers want to give not only their money, but also time, attention, and hard work to help others.”

Don’t miss out on your chance to partner in giving to Mazda’s Drive for Good with us here at Bakersfield Mazda. Stop by today; we’ll help you work through your Christmas shopping list.

Mazda Car Technology Earns Mazda6 Popular Mechanic’s ‘Car of the Year’ Award

Mazda6 Car of the Year

The 2014 Mazda6 was named Popular Mechanics’ “ Car of the Year ” and for very good reason.

The Mazda6 ties a neat bow on a well put together package. Its innovative technology makes it possible for the highest safety ratings, the latest in available infotainment features, its sleek styling with bold curves, the practical cabin and its fun-to-drive performance with fuel efficiency reaching up to 40 mpg on the highway to be rolled into one dynamic vehicle.

With retail pricing starting just under $22,000 including the destination fee, how could the 2014 Mazda6 be named anything but “Car of the Year”?

Admittedly, we might be just a teensy bit biased; so don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what Jim Meigs, Popular Mechanics’ editor-in-chief had to say:

“At Popular Mechanics, we love it when bold engineering and great design come together. The Mazda6 really impressed us with how well it delivers so many things modern car owners want: great mileage, fun road-handling, upscale features and looks—and remarkable value.”

Do you believe us now? Stop by Bakersfield Mazda today to see for yourself all the “ Car of the Year ” has to offer.

Warning: Stopped Traffic This Week on Highway 178

Stopped TrafficIf you’re one of those people who likes to jump out of bed at the last minute, dress in 15 and grab breakfast in two, you may want to revise your morning schedule for this week. From Nov. 12 until Nov. 15, electrical crews will be working on Highway 178 creating Stopped Traffic.

We hate that Bakersfield Mazda has to be the bearer of bad news, but we thought it best to give you a warning: You may want to wake up a few minutes earlier to account for traffic delays.

Construction workers are expected to manually stop and direct traffic as a temporary power line is hung across the highway near City in the Hills.

Crews will be working diligently between 6:00 am and 4:00 pm.

If you know of an alternate route for your commute, more power to you. Maybe you’ll get to stay in bed until 7:29 am after all and avoid the Stopped Traffic.

Thankful for Our Mazda Awards and Accomplishments

‘Tis the season to be thankful. And at Bakersfield Mazda, we have oh so many reasons. Here is just a sampling of our many Mazda Awards, highlights and successes so far in 2013.

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Lauren of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is happily cruising in her new 2013 Mazda3. With her purchase a few weeks ago, she became the proud owner of both her first new car and Mazda’s 10 millionth vehicle sold in the U.S. It was a momentous day neither she nor we will forget.

Mazda’s 2014 Mazda6 received an “Advanced” safety score, the highest rating in new tests administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Mazda’s new i-ActivSense driver-assistance technology secured Mazda’s top 20 finish among a test class of 74 vehicles.

Of course, we’re excited about the new Mazdas models we have to offer you, but we always enjoy looking back at some of our older, trusty models as well. Two celebrities are holding tight to their Mazdas with history. Alfred Morris, starting running back for the Washington Redskins still drives his 1991 Mazda 626, although it recently underwent a reconstructive surgery. Down-to-earth Game of Thrones writer, George R. R. Martin, prefers his Mazda RX-7.

As we reflect during this Thanksgiving month, we can’t help but be grateful for a successful year. With two months left, we can’t wait to see what other accomplishments we’ll be able to add to the list before 2014.