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The Right Way to Safely Change a Flat Tire

To make sure you can change a flat tire easily, make sure you have a spare with air, a tire iron, and a working jack, in the trunk at all times. Get the car to a flat area off the road. It is fine to ride the rim a few feet to get the car away from oncoming traffic.

Loosen the lugs slightly, then safely position the car jack under a steel support or part of the frame. Once the flat tire is not in contact with the road, loosen all the nuts and place them safely to the side…

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Know How to Best Use Your Vehicle's Roof Rack

There are things that you should do with your roof rack and there are things that you should avoid doing with it. Cook Mazda wants to make sure that you know how to make the most of every feature that your vehicle offers, including the vehicle's roof rack.

When you are using your vehicle's roof rack, make sure that you have someone around to help you load heavy cargo onto that rack. You do not want to damage the paint on your vehicle because you are struggling to load something on your own. Make use of the lock…

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Check Out These Mazda MX-5 Miata Technology Features

If you are in the market for a fun and sporty popular convertible roadster, the Mazda MX-5 Miata should be on your radar. Here are a few features you'll want to consider.

Once you hit the road, you can release the top and enjoy a ride unlike any other. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a unique soft-top that is able to be unlocked and released with only one hand. Right from the driver's seat, just reach back, and you can drop the top and enjoy the ride of your life. Closing the soft-top is even easier, the assist-spring…

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Mazda CX-3 Excels in Technology

Car shoppers are looking for a tough vehicle with great power, cutting-edge technology, and good fuel economy often choose the Mazda CX-3, a popular subcompact crossover. The CX-3 is the perfect example of technology made for the driver’s convenience. If you’d like to learn more, visit us at Cook Mazda and have our team show you the new Mazda CX-3.

The SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS, part of Mazda’s technology, includes G-Vectoring Control, which shifts the car’s weight and adjusts the power delivery to give you a smooth and restful ride even after a long drive.

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See the Heart of the 2018 CX-5

When you choose a new SUV, we here at Cook Mazda know how important safety is in your travels. Let’s see what makes this crossover SUV such a popular model.

The 2018 CX-5 has many different safety features that are standard on all trim options of this SUV. With Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, you have a safety system in place that warns you in order to reduce accidents before they happen.

With three different trim styles, the Touring and Grand Touring trims add features such as heated front seats along with dual zone climate…

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What’s New with the 2018 Mazda6?

We know how important it is for your vehicle to be not only comfortable but also look good as well. Here are just some of the technology features of the new and redesigned Mazda 6.

What makes the Mazda 6 a popular midsize sedan? Everything down to the seats of the Mazda 6 has been redesigned to improve your comfort.

The seating improves your posture and weight distribution that can make long drives feel less tiring. They’ve been constructed with new materials, and the available ventilated seating can help keep you cool and dry in the summer.

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Car Battery Testing Basics Using a Voltmeter

If the battery in your car is showing signs of failing, you can test the strength today with a simple voltmeter.

Before opening the hood and making your way to the battery, be sure the car engine is off and you are wearing safely eye-wear and some heavy-duty gloves.

The voltmeter is a simple device that only has two color cables, one black and the other red.

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When You Need New Headlights

Having good working headlights can mean the difference between you seeing or not seeing something clearly at night. What may appear to be a headlight issue, may just be a minor burnt out bulb. Visit us at Cook Mazda and let us look at your vehicle and advise you accordingly.

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Importance of Tire Tread

There are few things that are more important than making sure that the vehicle you drive is safe. And one of the most important aspects of vehicle safety is making sure your tires are in good condition. This means making sure your tire tread is in good shape. If you are not sure how important your tire tread is, then I would like to go over a couple reasons why it is.

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Early Warning Signs Can Prevent Engine Overheating

When your engine overheats, it is generally something that could have been prevented if aware of the warning signs.

A critical component of the engine is the coolant system which depends heavily on coolant fluid to consistently flow and cool the engine. Because an engine can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees, a decrease in the fluid level can be highly detrimental to an engine; resulting in overheating.

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