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Mazda owners will get just about any help they need with a new application

Should I download the MyMazda App? 

If you’re like almost anyone that works at the Compass Mazda showroom, you are probably never more than few feet from your smartphone at any given moment. We use our phones for person-to-person communication, obviously, but these tools have become vital for everyday life. There is an application to be downloaded that can serve just about any conceivable purpose. In fact, people have rightly come to expect that apps will be provided for most products they purchase. So, if you’re the new owner of a Mazda vehicle, and you’re wondering, ‘Should I download the MyMazda App,’ yes, you should. Our team gets asked this question regularly and they thought it would be helpful to explain a few of the app’s features before people visit the Compass Mazda showroom. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Interior space and towing capability collide in the 2021 Mazda CX-9

How much can the 2021 Mazda CX-9 tow? 

Crossover SUVs are the most popular vehicle platform on the road today for several reasons. Overall flexibility is at the top of the list for most people familiar with these vehicles. The Mazda CX-9 is the largest and most capable crossover SUV the automaker offers at dealerships like Compass Mazda. Now that the current model year is fully underway, our team of product experts has been asked, ‘How much can the 2021 Mazda CX-9 tow,’ several times over the last few weeks. Since every 2021 Mazda CX-9 trim grade employs the same powertrain, all of them will tow the same amount. Additionally, our team thought it would be helpful to take a look at how much the three-row crossover SUV can haul inside of it. Let’s take a closer look at some things you might want to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Keeping your gas tank full is always a good idea

What happens if I drive with no gas in the tank? 

Have you ever run out of gas and been stranded on the side of the road? It’s happened to more people working at the Compass Mazda showroom than you’d think. Not only is it endlessly embarrassing, but it’s also potentially a very dangerous situation. If you’ve never wondered, ‘What happens if I drive with no gas in the tank,’ let us help you out. Setting embarrassment aside for a second, consistently driving without enough gas in the tank carries a high probability of major problems down the road. We reached out to the pros in the service department to ask them about this. Let’s take a closer look at a few pieces of information you might need to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Get to know more about the available Mazda Wi-Fi hotspot

Who provides the Mazda Wi-Fi service? 

Mazda has really done some incredible things when it comes to outfitting its lineup of vehicles with the latest technology. The introduction of a smartphone-compatible infotainment system was a huge and necessary first step. As impressive as that capability is, there was still more work to be done and our manufacturing partner rose to the occasion and has made a high-speed mobile internet connection available on some vehicles. So, who provides the Mazda Wi-Fi service? That will depend on which model a Compass Mazda customer chooses to take home. The Mazda CX-30 and Mazda3 have Wi-Fi provided by Verizon Wireless. Owners of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and 2021 Mazda CX-9 will be working with AT&T Wireless. Let’s take a look at a few things you might need to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Find utility and performance with the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback

Performance Specs and Cargo Dimensions for the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback 

The Mazda3 Hatchback holds a unique place in the automotive industry. It is available with several packages, or trim grades, as well as with some performance options. Compass Mazda product experts have been excited to help future customers understand the performance specs and cargo dimensions for the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback. Early reviews from independent experts have praised the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback for its high-quality interior materials, dynamic handling and it remains one of the only platforms in its class that can be equipped with all-wheel-drive (i-ACTIV AWD®). Let’s take a closer look at a few of the most popular features offered by the 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Expect more performance for the 2021 Mazda CX-30

Performance Specs for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 

The class of 2021 Mazda vehicles is starting to arrive quite regularly at the Compass Mazda showroom. Among the models that we’re most excited to see is the latest iteration of the automaker’s newest crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-30. For the new model year, Mazda has made a couple of impressive upgrades for the new platform, despite it being only in its second year of production. Compass Mazda customers taking the 2021 Mazda CX-30 for a test drive may notice a boost in available power. Our team has recently received some information on the performance specs for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and we think you’ll be duly impressed. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Getting stuck without an ice scraper isn’t great, but not a disaster

Is it ok to use a credit card to scrape ice off my car? 

As we close in on Thanksgiving, it is important to prepare for the next big date on the calendar — the first day of Winter. The next season coming our way means having to deal with snow and ice, despite many people having a deep desire to not have to do that. If you’re like any of several people working at Compass Mazda (who shall remain nameless), you may have found yourself with iced-over car windows and no scraper in the vehicle. If you’re wondering, ‘Is it ok to use a credit card to scrape ice off my car,’ the answer is, yes. However, you should also know that it is probably going to destroy the credit card. Here are some other ways you can remove ice from your windows without using a traditional ice scraper.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Don’t let the small Mazda CX-30 fool you, it can do a lot

Is the 2021 Mazda CX-30 good for off-road driving? 

The Mazda CX-30 is the latest of the automaker’s crossover SUVs to join its roster. It offers a slender footprint, sharp and composed handling as well as a long list of standard safety features. As the platform enters its second production year, it has been increasingly common for Compass Mazda product experts to be asked, ‘Is the 2021 Mazda CX-30 good for off-road driving?’ This is actually a very good question; however, our team asks a couple of follow-ups. Can the Mazda CX-30 handle less than ideal road conditions? It sure can. Will it make short work of rough gravel roads where the best hiking trails are? Yes. Does it have the ability to go mudding with my friends? That isn’t recommended — at all. Let’s take a look at some things you need to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is set to arrive fully connected, learn more today

Does the 2021 Mazda CX-5 have Wi-Fi? 

The various members of the Mazda class of 2021 are starting to arrive at the Compass Mazda just about every day. One of the vehicles that our team of product experts is most excited to see is the latest iteration of the Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV. While the most popular crossover SUV on the manufacturer’s roster is getting new upgrades for the new model year, our staff wanted to make sure future customers know what is in store for them. One of the more common questions we’ve heard lately is, ‘Does the 2021 Mazda CX-5 have Wi-Fi?’ Yes, it does. However, being able to access the internet is only the tip of the iceberg. Let’s take a closer look at what will be available.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Schedule a test drive with the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan today

Is the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan available in Middletown, NY? 

Everyone working at the Compass Mazda showroom is very excited that the automaker’s class of 2021 has started to arrive. This is the time of year when our team of product experts get a lot of calls from people asking, ‘Is the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan available in Middletown, NY?’ As of a few days ago, we can start telling them, yes, it is. For the new model year, the sedan version of the popular Mazda compact sedan picks up a turbocharged version of its SKYACTIV®-G engine that will produce quite a bit of power. Additionally, most of the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan lineup will be outfitted with the manufacturer’s latest and most advanced infotainment system. Let’s take a look at a few things you can expect to see when you visit us.  Read the rest of this entry >>