What Does My Engine Light Mean? Bakersfield Mazda Engine Service Discounts

In the world there are currently around 20 million people driving vehicles with check engine lights on. Do you know someone whose check engine light is currently on? Are you one of them? Avoiding getting it checked, because it could be an expensive fix? Avoiding the check engine light could be one of the worst ideas and turn into a very expensive problem if not taken care of right away.

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When the red, orange or yellow check engine light comes on, it can mean anything from an expensive fix like a bad catalytic converter to an inexpensive fix like a loose gas cap. Usually the light turns on due to your engine releasing a hazardous amount of pollutants into the air and something needs to be fixed. With one in ten percent of all cars with their check engine light on and on average waiting three months to have it checked, that small light can be the symbol of harm for the environment.

CarMD has published the most common Check Engine light codes up to 2010 and what each average problem should cost. Common problems with engine when gas light comes on:

  • Loose gas cap
  • Spark plug wires
  • Mass air flow sensor
  • 02 sensor

As scary as it may seem, once the check engine light comes on, the best thing to do is immediately take your car, truck or SUV to a dealership. The Bakersfield Mazda Dealership in Bakersfield, CA has highly trained Mazda technicians who specialize in fixing engines. Schedule a service with the Bakersfield Mazda dealer today! Come in by November 30th, 2013 and fine a Fall Engine Service Special for only $25.95!

Why is Used Mazda CX-9 Voted as a Best Pick for 2013?

Newer to the USA, Mazda has proven to be both reliable and dependable, while also being trendy and reasonably priced. Many of you will not be surprised by Yahoo Autos recent ratings of the best used cars. Still in its first generation, every model year of the Mazda CX-9 is suggested by Yahoo Autos as one of the Best Used Vehicles available (from years 2007-2011).

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2012 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 has always been noted for its innovation and quality. Offering seating for up to seven, there is lots of extra cargo room and space for all passengers. This sporty SUV handles with great agility, has top steering and responsive stopping that many athletic SUV’s cannot manage. For any growing families or people in need for space, the Used Mazda CX-9 is a great choice! Many SUV’s come at a great price, but living up to the company’s standards, the Mazda CX-9 comes with a practical price tag.

Throughout all models of the Mazda CX-9, Yahoo Auto chose it as a top choice among used SUV’s. Drivers and passengers will find lots of space, great handling, top materials, attractive styling and more. Bakersfield Mazda, in Bakersfield, CA, has a wide variety of new and used Mazda CX-9 crossovers. The Bakersfield Mazda Dealership in California also has great used car sales and discounts.

Bakersfield Mazda Celebrates Mother’s Day with Specials and Prizes

Mother's Day Specials, Discounts and Prizes

Bakersfield Mazda Mother’s Day Specials

Are you struggling with what to get your Mother this Mother’s Day? Are you a Mother and looking for a way to treat yourself? Well do not worry; Bakersfield Mazda has great Mother’s Day Specials, Promotions and giveaways going on.

Here at Bakersfield Mazda, we know a lot goes into being a Mother. We want to celebrate Mother’s with our exclusive Celebrate Your Mother Giveaway. All you have to do is write in and nominate your Mother by telling us why you have the “Greatest Mom Ever!” By participating, you will enter you mother in to a contest for a chance to win prizes like massages, flowers, dinner and more! If you are interested, click the link here: http://klly-fm.fimc.net//customform.asp?id=72985.

To celebrate Mothers, until May 17, 2013, drivers can receive a FULL car detail and conventional engine oil and filter change for the low price of only $139.95. This special offer includes conventional engine oil and filter change, full exterior car wash, exterior paint polish and wax, interior vacuum, upholstery shampoo, wheel cleanup and tire dressing.

Treat your Mother to a full car detail and let her start her summer with a polished up and cleaned car. Also, don’t forget to enter in the contest for a chance to win massages, flowers or dinner for your Mother! For more specials, Visit Bakersfield Mazda’s Specials page or give us a call at (866)217-6442.

Bakersfield Mazda’s 10 Simple Steps to Keeping a Healthy Car

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10 Simple Steps to Keeping a Healthy Car

Spring is here! and so is the Spring cleaning you have been dreading! Spring cleaning is not the only important task for spring. April is National Car Care month after a long winter. Bakersfield Mazda in Bakersfield, CA wants to make sure you have the tools to prepare your car for another healthy year. There are simple maintenance check-ups and services that you may not think of to help keep your car in good shape. By following the 10 simple steps listed below, you and your car will have another great year!

The 10 simple steps to keeping a healthy car:

  1. Make sure all fluids are topped off
  2. Check for cracks and extreme wear in hoses or belts
  3. Look to see if your battery is still operating with high power
  4. Have break lining, rotors and drums examined
  5. Pencil in a vehicle tune-up to receive best fuel economy and balance
  6. Examine exhaust for leaks
  7. Check to make sure heating and AC are  properly working
  8. Test windshield wipers and all lights
  9. Schedule a tire rotation/tread check, wheel alignment and air pressure appointment
  10. Have shock absorbers, steering and suspension system and chassis parts inspected

Following these simple steps will help keep you and drivers around you safe. They will also help keep your car in prime condition and allow you to have better fuel economy. Bakersfield Mazda is always offering new service discounts and coupons. To find some of these visit their service specials or call to set up an appointment. You can also make service appointments online.