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Thompson Mazda is Open for Service and Accepting Appointments

Thompson Mazda is here to serve our customers with the highest level of quality customer care possible. We understand that these are trying and uncertain times yet you still need to get around and tackle essential errands throughout the Baltimore area. In that regard, if your vehicle currently requires some attention in the form of a routine service visit or maintenance appointment, consider joining us at Thompson Mazda.

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Here is Your Roadside Emergency Kit Essentials


Here are just a few of the important items that should be packed inside the road emergency kit you keep in your car.

A bag with a handful of assorted tools can go a long way in making small repairs and getting your vehicle to be able to limp to the nearest service station.

Triangles or road flares are very important because they can alert speeding drivers to slow down as they get near your vehicle so they don't cause an accident.

Tire fix-a-flat will help you get enough air into the tires so that you can get the…
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Motor Oil Misconceptions

Motor oil and routine changing are necessary to ensure that your engine works properly to give you years of service. However, along the course of owning a vehicle, you may receive information that is not accurate or true. Resist the urge to take all information as fact. When in doubt, talk to one of our Thompson Mazda service technicians who has the training and experience you need to get the right answers.

You may have been advised that your vehicle must have the oil changed at least every 3,000 miles or engine damage occurs. This advice is only partially…

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The Beginner's Guide To Changing A Tire

Learning to change a tire is one of the tasks that almost everyone must learn as a young adult. However, many people don't take the time to learn until it is too late. Eventually, they will end up stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire and no clue what to do about it. Don't be one of those people.

With this simple 13 step guide, you should be back on the road in no time:

1) Move your car to a safe location
2) Turn on your hazard lights and apply the parking brake…
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Motor Oil Myths: Fact & Fiction

An informed car owner knows fact from fiction. That is why we here at Thompson Mazda in Baltimore want to debunk some common motor oil myths.

The first motor oil myth that is absolutely false is that as soon as your motor oil appears to be black, it should be changed immediately. This is simply not true. Instead, consult your owner's manual to see how often you should change the oil. This can end up saving you a ton of money in the long run on oil changes. The second is that your oil filter does not need to…

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Say No to Hydroplaning


Significant rainfall often makes vehicles highly susceptible to hydroplaning. This can be an alarming and unsettling situation for any driver on the road. If you want to feel safe driving regardless of the weather, you need to know how to steer clear of the risks of hydroplaning.

You can keep hydroplaning out of your life by maintaining tires that are inflated correctly. You can do so by rotating your tires frequently. Regular tire replacement is important, too. Hydroplaning can make drivers feel panicky. Refraining from hard braking at all times can be helpful...
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Your Vehicle Can Stay On The Road Using Salt And Sand And Occasionally Kitty Litter


Salt, sand and kitty litter have one thing in common which is that they can all be used to provide traction to slippery surfaces. It's salt that gives surfaces the strongest traction, but sand can also be used to provide good grip. Salt is a little more expensive and vehicle owners don't always like it because it can cause rust if it gets under the vehicle too much. Sand can be a little dirty, but it's usually a little less expensive. Kitty litter is used for emergency situations.

Why You Should Not Cover Your Driveway With Kitty…
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Dealership Service is the Service Your Car Needs

We know how big of an investment a vehicle is and because of that, we want to make sure that you protect your investment and take proper care of it. Many people like to save money when it comes to routine vehicle maintenance and repairs but when you choose to skimp on the service, you skimp on results at the same time. For the best maintenance service available, you should always seek out a dealership like Thompson Mazda.

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How to Tell if Your Tires Need Rotating

One way to determine the precise time to rotate your tires is to take a look at the owner's manual for information. Of course, you could also drop by Thompson Mazda in Baltimore, MD and let our team of skilled technicians take a look at your vehicle's tires. The fact is that tire rotation is a very important part of maintaining your vehicle and keeping it safe to drive on the road.

Top 3 Signs Your Tires Need Rotating:

  1. Frequent low tire pressure
  2. Frequent and unusual tire vibrations
  3. Front tires are more worn out than the tires in…
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