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How-to video for changing your personal settings in your Mazda vehicle

How can I change my favorite contacts in my Mazda vehicle?

You can customize your Mazda vehicle in many ways, including personal settings for your Mazda technology, such as choosing favorite contacts and favorite radio stations for your vehicle to remember. Other options include changing the door lock settings. Watch the how-to video for changing your personal settings in your Mazda vehicle below.

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How to use Mazda vehicle remote engine start

What is Mazda Remote Engine Start? 

Some new Mazda vehicles may come with the option to use remote engine start, also known as Mazda Mobile Start. Remote engine start is a convenient feature that allows you to start up your vehicle from a distance. Remote start features may also include a lock and unlock option, the ability to start your climate control system, a panic alarm, and a vehicle locator. Keep reading below to learn more about Mazda remote engine start. 

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How to read and locate information on the display in your Mazda vehicle

Video guide for learning your Mazda vehicle display configuration

How can you change the information display on the instrument panel of your Mazda vehicle? The video below is a video guide to help you get to know the display configuration of your Mazda vehicle, including a walk-through of how to toggle between different screen displays. Watch the quick video guide below to learn where to find vital information in your Mazda vehicle.

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Why isn’t my 2019 Mazda3 key working?

Five reasons your 2019 Mazda3 key may be malfunctioning 

We put a lot of wear and tear on our keys. We throw them in cramped purses, we toss them onto the counter, and we generally don’t pay too much attention to where we keep them. Keys just seem unbreakable, because we are used to the metal, classic keys of the past. However, your vehicle key fob has inner components that can be damaged, and you need to take care not to ruin them. Below, we have five reasons that your 2019 Mazda3 key fob may not be working.  

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How to use the 360 Degree View Monitor in your Mazda vehicle

Video guide for using the surround-view monitor in your Mazda vehicle

Being able to view your Mazda vehicle from all sides is one of the benefits of choosing a Mazda with a 360 Degree View Monitor. This feature allows you to view a complete exterior image of your vehicle on a screen, helping you reverse safely out of a spot. Watch the video below to learn how to use the 360 Degree View Monitor in your Mazda vehicle.

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What oil grade should I use for my 2019 Mazda3?

2019 Mazda3 oil grade recommendations 

What oil should you use in your 2019 Mazda3? We have the answer for you below. You can also find important vehicle maintenance information in your owner’s manual or the online owner’s manual. If you are ever left with any questions, feel free to ask our service team, who always follow best practices for your Mazda vehicle. Keep reading below to learn about the best oil grade for a 2019 Mazda3. 

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How do I send messages with Apple CarPlay in my Mazda?

Apple CarPlay is an ingenious infotainment system that allows drivers to connect with all sorts of apps from their phone. Whether you need to make calls, send messages, access music or maps, or even Audiobooks, Apple CarPlay has you covered. The system can take some getting used to, however. One of the biggest parts of the program is the ability to send and receive text messages. Check out the brief video below to learn more about sending texts with your Mazda, courtesy of Mazda USA.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Used cars vs. certified pre-owned cars

If you have spent any time at all on a car dealership sales lot, you have probably noticed a couple different labels for non-new vehicles. Some are marked “used,” some are marked “certified pre-owned.” Is there really a difference? Well, sort of. Both kinds of cars were previously owned by another driver, but there are some small technical differences. Continue reading to learn more.  Read the rest of this entry >>