Stumped on how to keep your car cool after baking under the hot summer sun all day? We at Bakersfield Mazda have a few tips.
Park in the shade
If there’s a parking garage or a shaded area where you’re going, try to find a spot where you can park where the sun won’t hit your car directly. Even if outside temperatures are still hot, it won’t heat up the interior as much.
Use a sunshade
You can hide your cabin from the sun in all other instances where you can’t just park in a garage or under some trees with a protective covering like a sunshade.
Crack your windows
Part of what makes getting into your car on a sunny day so unbearable is the fact that sunlight heats up the air inside the car, which then can’t escape. Cracking the windows allows the interior to ventilate.
Cover your seats and steering wheel
Do you have vinyl or leather seats? What about a black steering wheel? Protect yourself from hot surfaces in your car by tossing a towel or blanket over them before you get out of your car.
Run the air conditioner before getting in
If your car is still too hot inside after trying all of the above, open all the doors and blast the air conditioning for a few minutes until it’s tolerable.
Keep your car cool with this helpful advice so you don’t sweat all the way home in the summertime!
Mazda has always been a name associated with affordable quality and reliable innovation. For the 2017 model year, Mazda engineers went back to the drawing board to improve the 2017 CX-9 model year over its predecessor – and succeeded. The new Mazda CX-9 for 2017 earned the highest-possible safety rating from the IIHS, resulting in the Top Safety Pick+ title.
In recent years, in order to adapt to swiftly changing technology, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has been gradually changing qualifications for the title in order to make them stricter. For 2017, not only do vehicles that take home the Top Safety Pick+ title have to earn top marks in every single crash category, but they also have to be equipped with front crash prevention technology. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 made changes to how its side-curtain airbags deployed, allowing them to more effectively protect passengers in the crossover.
The new Mazda CX-9 not only represents a continuation of the brand’s commitment to quality, innovation, and excellence but also family-friendly safety. If you’re looking for a spacious, three-row crossover that will keep your family secure, come to Bakersfield Mazda and we can show you our inventory of the new Mazda CX-9 today.
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been redesigned to offer more features and an even better engine for only a marginal price increase. Aimed at buyers looking for a more premium vehicle than the standard subcompact crossover, the Mazda CX-5 has been loaded with standard equipment it didn’t have in 2016.
While the 2016 model came with a manual transmission and an adequate engine, the 2017 model comes with a more-powerful I4 and an automatic transmission. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 also has standard LED headlights, a 7.0-inch color touchscreen, Smart City Brake Support—in addition to the features that were standard on the 2016 model, like keyless entry, push-button start, and cruise control.
Inside, higher trim levels will get you exciting additional features like auto-leveling headlights, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and proximity-key entry. You’ll also get rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring, and you can opt for the i-Activsense® bundle for a whole package of active safety features. The highest Grand Touring trim gets you automatic headlights, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and even more driver assist tech.
The redesigned Mazda CX-5 is the most advanced and fun to drive model yet, so don’t miss out on it! For more info on Mazda’s subcompact crossover give us a call or stop by to see us here at Bakersfield Mazda today.
For the longest time, minivans were considered to be the face of family cars. However, that landscape is changing, and Mazda has everything to do with that. Crossovers are fast becoming the new family car, and Mazda is at the forefront of this charge. Explore the Mazda crossovers today to see what makes them so great.
One of the primary benefits to driving a Mazda crossover is that the gas mileage is significantly better than other options for families. Take, for example, the 2017 Mazda CX-5. The new Mazda CX-5 gets an impressive EPA-estimated 31 MPG on the highway, which makes it great both for commutes as well as longer road trips.
In addition to excellent efficiency, the CX-5 also features plenty of space for people with families. The CX-5 was designed with passengers in mind, which is why it features more than enough room for entry and exit, available heated rear seats, rear air conditioning vents, and USB ports in both the front and the rear of the car.
As far as family vehicles are concerned, there’s no need to look any further than the Mazda crossovers. Come down to Bakersfield Mazda to look through your options. Your family will thank you.
Teenagers are the age group that people tend to worry about the most when talking about drivers. That’s why many parents want the safest car possible for their child when they start driving. According to a recent survey, those parents should consider getting their teen drivers into a Mazda. Here’s why.
According to a recent survey taken by Consumer Reports, which took into account things like price, safety features, and track record, Mazda was found to be one of the safest brands of car that a teen driver can have.
Specifically, the survey found that the Mazda CX-3 is among the best cars that a teenager can drive. Dubbed ‘fun, but not fast’, the Mazda CX-3 is the perfect car for a teen.
Although not a luxury vehicle, this mini SUV is most certainly one of the best looking vehicles in its class. Its sleek, modern look is perfect for a teenager who cares about that type of thing. In addition, it also has key safety features like blind spot monitoring, cruise control, emergency braking systems, and forward collision warnings.
If you would like to learn more about what makes Mazda vehicles so great for teen drivers, feel free to come down to Bakersfield Mazda to see what all we have to offer.
Although it’s one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States, how much do you actually know about St. Patrick’s Day traditions? The history runs deep, and it’s very interesting. Here are a few of the more popular St. Patrick’s Day traditions explained.
St. Patrick The Man
Who was he? Many falsely believe that St. Patrick was from Ireland. In fact, St. Patrick was a British nobleman that was enslaved by the Irish. Upon receiving his freedom, St. Patrick returned to Ireland as a missionary.
Although corned beef and cabbage is one of the most popular meals to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this tradition is more American than Irish. Irish immigrants in the 19th century were mostly poor and corned beef and cabbage was one of the cheapest meals.
Although Guinness is a fairly popular beer in the United States (we drink about 600,000 pints of it per day), that number jumps to an astronomical 3 million pints of Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day. Support Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day!
Now that you know a bit more about the St. Patrick’s Day traditions, get out and celebrate! Be safe, and enjoy the holiday.
Fall is a great time to explore the outdoors because the suffocating heat of summer has cooled into crisp autumn air. Here are some great nearby parks for fall camping experiences.
Sequoia National Forest
One of the most famed species of tree, the sequoia, can be found in this beautiful and diverse national forest. Camp among these giants, known as the world’s largest tree, and explore diverse ecosystems spread out over several altitudes and landscapes.
Sequoia National Forest: Photo taken by H Matthew Howarth.
Kern River Campground
Though smaller than the Sequoia National Forest, the Kern River Campground still boasts 28 acres of pristine landscape. Nearby attractions such as the California Living Museum, Hart Park, and Lake Ming are only a short trip away.
Tehachapi Mountain Park
Hiking, horseback-riding, and camping are all welcome at this stunning park just 8 miles southwest of the town of Tehachapi. The similarly-named mountain range in the park serves as the dividing line between the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles Basin.
Bakersfield is home to many exciting places and events!
Getting a new car opens a range of possibilities, especially when it comes to exploring your local community. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things to do in Bakersfield, showing you just how much fun you can have in the area. You’ll be surprised at what you are missing.
One of the most popular draws, according to Trip Advisor, is the Kern County Museum. This 16-acre facility houses 58 historic buildings to show visitors just what it was like to live from 1865 to 1945. Check out Pioneer Village, the Black Gold exhibit on oil, the Neon Courtyard, and more.
The Fox Theater and Rabobank Arena are also popular for those looking to catch a show. The historic Fox Theater has elegance and a big screen, offering
some of the best entertainment around. For old movie lovers, you will definitely want to see this theater. Rabobank Arena has live music and great plays, a great experience for the whole family.
Finally, Camelot Park is another great place to visit, with something for everyone. This amusement park has arcade games, mini golf, go karts, batting cages, and more. You won’t want to leave Camelot once you visit.
The new Zach Galifianakis show Baskets, which just premiered on FX in January, is set in our very own Bakersfield, California. The show stars Galifianakis in dual roles as Chip Baskets, a failed professional clown, and Dale, his twin brother, as well as Louie Anderson, who plays their mother, and Martha Kelly, Chip’s only friend.
After trying to make it as a clown in France, Chip Baskets returns to his hometown of Bakersfield, where he finds he’s miserable in the arid, dry climate of Southern California. The show often portrays the city as a desert wasteland, but it isn’t all bad—that’s mostly Chip’s perspective. Chip is on his way to finding happiness in Bakersfield; he even gets a job as a rodeo clown.
So it’s not the most flattering portrayal—apparently all there is to do here in Bakersfield is hang out at the gas station or Arby’s—but it’s definitely entertaining to see a dramatized version of our city on TV and poke fun at it a bit. Check out Baskets on FX if you haven’t yet!
Ever wonder how do anti-lock brakes work? We have everything you need to know here on our blog. Anti-lock brakes are becoming the standard for braking systems because of their superior safety and efficiency over other kinds of brakes. So how does anti-lock brakes work?
Anti-lock brakes essentially keep your wheels from locking up and skidding. When your wheels are rolling, they have more friction, so you have more control over your vehicle. With added friction and no locked up wheels, you’ll stop faster and be able to steer while you brake.
Speed sensors, valves, a pump, and a controller work together to create the anti-lock braking system. The speed sensors provide information to the controller, an internal computer that sends information to the valves about changes in speed levels and when the brakes are about to lock up.
The valves use this information to determine when to let air through the brake and reduce pressure. The pump does the opposite of the valve’s job. It replaces the pressure the valve let out. By doing this, the parts release and increase pressure as necessary to prevent the wheels from locking and decreasing the friction.