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Can I control my Mazda CX-30 with my smartphone?

All-New 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a Completely Connected Car

Vehicles and technology are becoming more and more integrated. For instance, many auto manufacturers have been adding smartphone integration over the past few years. At first it was through features like Bluetooth. Then came Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Now there’s apps for controlling your vehicle. One of those apps is MyMazda. It is fully integrated into the 2020 Mazda CX-30. Today we’ll answer…

Can I control my Mazda CX-30 with my Smartphone?

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Controlling Multiple CX-30 Features with a Smartphone

Before you do can control anything via mobile device in your CX-30, you need to add your CX-30 to your MyMazda account. Once that’s done, you can start accessing information and controlling the many different features available to you. You can view multiple different categories of diagnostic information, like overall vehicle health. Not sure if how full your gas tank is? Check on your phone. Need to directions to the place you’re headed? Program the route before you leave. Is it too warm or hot outside? Start your vehicle and set the climate control. This is just the beginning. It can do so much more.

How Much Does It Cost?

Absolutely nothing for the first three years. Not a single penny. You get full access to all the Remote, Vehicle Health, and Navigation services. No features are hidden behind paywalls or any such nonsense. You get three years to thoroughly test out all the features. After that period is up, a yearly subscription starts at around $8 per month. And if you find yourself not using some features, you don’t have to subscribe to that category of services.


We don’t blame you. If you’d like to learn more about the CX-30, the MyMazda app, and Mazda connected services, we’d be happy to chat.

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What is Swallows Day?

A Quick Guide to Swallows Day History

If you’re new to San Juan Capistrano, or perhaps have never been particularly interested in local history, then the purpose of Swallows Day and the Swallows Day Parade probably isn’t obvious. Yeah, it celebrates the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano mission, but why is that important?

Here at Capistrano Mazda, we love our city and our history. That’s why we’d like to share some of its heritage with you.

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How to add a vehicle to MyMazda app?

Step-by-Step Guide for Adding Your Mazda to the MyMazda App

With modern day society’s reliance on smartphones, automakers have started to develop and create convenience features that always keep you connected to your vehicles. Like so many other things we do from our smartphones, most of these vehicle features are controlled via an app. Mazda is no exception. They have the MyMazda app, which lets you do things like check the diagnostics of you Mazda vehicle(s), schedule maintenance at a certified shop, or start your car. Which is all great, but if you can’t get your vehicle to show up on the app, then you’re out of luck.

Let us help.

Here’s how to add a vehicle to the MyMazda app. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Where is the VIN number on my Mazda3?

Where to Find the VIN Number on Your Mazda3

A lot of things to do with your car require you to know your VIN number. Many body shops need your VIN. Getting your vehicle registered requires your VIN. Setting up insurance for your vehicle usually necessitates a VIN. Has your vehicle been recalled? Better know where to find your VIN. If you don’t know where to find it, that can make situations like these a bit troublesome.

Worry not, we’re here to tell you where to find the VIN number and how to read it.

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What are the 2020 Mazda6 trim configurations?

2020 Mazda6 Sedan Trims and Prices

The Mazda6 is back for 2020. Considered by many reviewers in the auto industry to be one of, if not the, best sedan of 2019, the Mazda6 has a lot to live up to. Inherent in that assessment is whether the 2020 Mazda6 is worth buying. While we can’t make that decision for you, we can certainly help by providing you with clear, concise information to aide in your research.

Here are the 2020 Mazda6 trim configurations. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What colors does the 2020 Mazda CX-5 come in?

2020 Mazda CX-5 Color Guide

The Mazda CX-5 is back for the 2020 model year. With the fantastic success of its 2019 sibling, the 2020 CX-5 has a lot to live up to. But, with Mazda winning the US News and World Report “Best Car Brand” for the fifth year in a row, and Car and Driver putting both the CX-5 and CX-9 on their “10Best [sic] Trucks and SUVs” list, we’re pretty sure that you’ll love the 2020 CX-5.

With such prestigious and trusted recommendations, it’s natural to be interested in the CX-5. Its eye-popping design and min-blowing drivability will be sure to keep you interested. The hardest part of buying a CX-5 is picking which color you want. Let us help with that.

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How much does the 2020 Mazda CX-30 cost?

2020 Mazda CX-30 Prices

Review outlets are starting to post their opinions of the brand-new Mazda CX-30, and oh boy have they got us excited. Critics are glowing about the what the CX-30 brings to the table. And with the 2020 Mazda CX-30 release just around the corner, we’re wondering just how the signature Mazda “Soul of Motion” is going to feel. And how much that feeling is going to cost.

So let’s take a look, shall we? Read the rest of this entry >>

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What is the 2020 Mazda3 Skyactiv-X USA release date?

2020 Mazda3 with Skyactiv-X Engine Stateside ETA

The Skyactiv-X is already available in Europe. The engine only available in the 2020 Mazda3 so far, but it’s already making waves in the automotive community. Using the European WLTP emissions rating system, the 2020 Mazda3 AWD Hatchback is getting just about 44 MPG. Naturally, such great numbers (and AWD, for the first time!) from the Mazda3 with Skyactiv-X technology have American consumers chomping at the bit to drive the newest in the Mazda lineup.

So, what is the 2020 Mazda3 Skyactiv-X USA release date? Read the rest of this entry >>

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Models, Trims, and Prices

A Guide to the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Models, Trims, and Prices

US News and World Report named Mazda “Best Car Brand” for its fifth consecutive year. The CX-5 crossover SUV is a major contributor to that achievement. Mazda has consistently impressed critics and consumers alike with their excellent performance, superlative handling (seriously, no one makes better handling vehicles), pioneering systems and tech, and borderline-luxury interior. Craziest of all, they do it affordably.

For once, it’s not to good to be true. Mazda seems to understand that the best way attract customers is to make a quality product. And the 2019 CX-5 is most certainly a quality product. That being said, you have to decide which CX-5 you want. Let us help.

Here are the 2019 Mazda CX-5 models, trims, and prices. Read the rest of this entry >>

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San Juan Capistrano Holiday 2019 Events

Must-Attend Holiday Events in San Juan Capistrano

The holidays are great. There’s usually a ton of events going on in any given area. That bounty can be overwhelming. Not only that, but what if you missed out on that super cool activity because you happened to miss it in the listings?

Never fear! We’ve scoured the local events and made a list of some of the ones we think will be worth your while. Here are some San Juan Capistrano Holiday 2019 events. Read the rest of this entry >>