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How can I save money when renting a car? 

If you haven’t rented a car before, it can be both a confusing and exciting experience. The thought of driving a new car is enough to get anyone excited, but the hassle of getting everything organized with a rental car agency can cause a headache. Regardless, it is a very convenient way to get around when you’re away from home on vacation or for work. Check out a few ways you can save money on your next rental car.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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What to do on a rainy day in Irvine CA 

The weather in Southern California is just about as good as weather gets anywhere in the United States. That’s not to say that we don’t get our fair share of rain and thunderstorms, though. Irvine is a great town for going outside and enjoying some fun, but when the sky opens up, there is no shortage of things to do either. Check out some of our ideas of what you can do the next time the skies get gray.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Does the 2018 Mazda6 come with Apple CarPlay?

Those who have kept up with the last year or so of Mazda news know that the 2018 Mazda6 was highly anticipated and it has lived up to all of the hype since its release last spring. One thing, though, that has been missing, is Apple CarPlay. Last March, Mazda announced that Apple CarPlay, as well as Android Auto, would be new features on the Mazdas6. However, due to some delays, the systems weren’t immediately able to be added to the vehicle. Keep reading to learn more.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Fluids to check in your Mazda 

What fluids should I check in my car? 

Any car owner knows that cars need some upkeep. Okay, they need a lot of upkeep. One way you can make sure your car is doing okay is keeping its fluids topped off. Cars need a lot of different fluids, and some are more important than others. Fluids like motor oil need to be replenished otherwise your car will stop working. Washer fluid, meanwhile, isn’t nearly as essential. Keep reading to learn about what fluids you should regularly check in your Mazda.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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When do I have to stop for a school bus in California? 

Now that kids are back in school, drivers need to be aware of school zones and school bus laws. To be safe, we recommend that you yield any time you see a school bus pulled over with its lights on. Whether you’re on the opposite side of the road or following the school bus, there is a chance of a child coming across your path. Let’s take this opportunity to go over some of the school bus laws in the State of California because too many drivers just don’t know or flat out ignore school bus safety laws.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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What should I pack in an emergency roadside kit?

Going on a road trip should always be a fun experience. While that’s true, you should also make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected. Any time you go on an extended drive that might take you further away from civilization, you should make sure that you have the right emergency kit packed up. Keep reading to ensure that you will be ready for anything on your next long drive.  Read the rest of this entry >>