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The Mazda CX-5 Has Stunning Japanese Design Concepts

The Mazda CX-5 is a mid-size crossover SUV that comes in three editions. Sleek and stylish, this family vehicle has a design that epitomizes contemporary and classic Japanese ideas.

Soul Red Crystal is a hot exterior paint option that's available for the Mazda CX-5. You can also customize the body with Eternal Deep Mica or Deep Crystal Blue. These nature-inspire colors blend in nicely with picturesque settings that you might explore on road trips. The interior design of this Mazda crossover SUV is inspired by the Takumi craftsmanship, which blends in elements of modern and traditional 

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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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Tips for Preparing for a Roadside Emergency


The thing about preparing for an emergency is you never know when or if you will need to utilize the skills you learn. Better safe than sorry, so preparing in advance could be more useful than you might realize.

If you are able to maneuver the vehicle, get off the shoulder or on to a grassy patch. Distracted drivers could get too close if the car is stuck where traffic will be driving.

When the car experiences a blowout, it is fine to ride on the rim to get your vehicle off the side of the road and away from…
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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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Understanding Move Over and Speed Reduction Zones

Did you know that the law makes it mandatory for all drivers to pull off to the side of the road when an emergency vehicle passes by? Did you also know that the law makes it mandatory that all vehicles passing by a road construction, road maintenance or utility worker must slow down and make room for all vehicles to do their job safely?

 

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