Mazda Racing Concepts Show Mazda’s Racing Heritage

Mazda CX-3 Racing Concept Front

Mazda will be revealing three stunning concept vehicles at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon taking place this month. These concepts have been heavily modified to represent Mazda’s motorsports and racing heritage. With performance and aesthetic upgrades from Mazdaspeed, the Mazda racing concepts are each outfitted with roll cages, racings seats and harnesses, aggressive body kits, and a custom paint job. While there is no official word if we will be getting what’s offered with these concepts stateside, the trio sure gives us a glimpse of the possibilities of modifying a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2016 Mazda CX-3, or 2016 Mazda6. Read the rest of this entry >>

Low-Cost Maintenance Tips to Make Rainy Days a Bit Less Hectic

Severely Worn Tires Need Replacement

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Adding to the stress of driving around Orange County is the possibility of getting into a car accident or breaking down on your way to work, neither of which are fun to deal with. While unfortunate events on the road can occur when you least expect it, many times accidents can be avoidable with safe driving habits and proper vehicle maintenance. Mix in the rain with your hectic commute and you’re in for a bad time if you break down or lose control of your vehicle. Follow our simple, low-cost maintenance tips and your daily drive may just get easier. Read the rest of this entry >>

Reasons Capistrano Mazda is Not Just Any Dealership

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

When you buy a new or used car from the dealership, you may feel pressured to overpay, and we don’t blame you! At Capistrano Mazda, our mission is to stray away from the conventional practices for selling new and used cars to loyal customers like you. Though Capistrano Mazda may be new to the neighborhood, our experienced team has the know-how to get you into the car of your dreams without ever forcing you to pay more than you should. We strive for your complete satisfaction, and with our hassle-free buying experience, we take the stress out of the car-buying experience. Visit us to learn more about the unique programs that we offer car-buyers in Orange County!

Smileage Guaranteed

At Capistrano Mazda, we value your satisfaction with your new car purchase. That’s why we’ve come up with our Smileage Guarantee. We want you to leave our dealership in your brand new Mazda satisfied with the buying experience. To achieve this, we’ve posted our “Smileage Price” on every new Mazda that we sell so you know exactly what you’ll pay – stress-free and haggle-free with no dealer markup. When you browse our new vehicle inventory online, you can easily find our “Smileage Price” listed for every new car we have in stock. We take the confusion out of car-buying, and with our Smileage Guarantee, we offer a 7-Day Exchange Guarantee so if you don’t fully enjoy your new car, we’ll exchange it for another vehicle of equal or greater value.

Priced Right

We offer the best fair market price on each of our meticulously chosen pre-owned vehicles in our inventory, and when you buy a used car from Capistrano Mazda, you know you’re getting an exceptional value. Each of our Price-Right pre-owned vehicles must meet stringent requirements set by Capistrano Mazda’s owner and used car manager. We fully inspect and repair each used vehicle before putting it up for sale to ensure that we only carry the best of the best used cars.

Come on down to Capistrano Mazda to experience the positive buying experience for yourself. Visit us to see our full new vehicle inventory and pre-owned vehicle selection, or contact us for more information and to schedule a test drive today!

5 Tips for Safe & Efficient Mountain Driving

Winding Mountain Road

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With large amounts of snow collecting on mountain tops, visiting the slopes is a great vacation idea or a leisurely weekend getaway. While you may be familiar with the roads, Capistrano Mazda is here to give you some tips for safe and efficient mountain driving. Careless driving may lead you to get stranded, or worse, upside down over the edge of the cliff. Whether you’re experienced, or a complete novice, it is good practice to pay close attention to how your vehicle is operating and simply be aware of your surroundings. Read the rest of this entry >>

Capistrano Mazda’s Tips for Driving in Wet Weather

Rain Slicked Roads

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With El Niño starting to show its wrath over Orange County, Capistrano Mazda would like to remind drivers of the dangers of driving when the roads get flooded. When it rains here in Southern California, many residents set out on the road unprepared. No matter how confident you are behind the wheel, accidents do happen and even more frequently when it rains. Your visibility, speed, and traction decrease when the rain starts falling from the sky, and when drivers don’t pay close attention to the road conditions, we’ll all be in for a bad day. When the rain starts to come down, traffic builds, tensions rise, and poor decisions are made. And in order to remind Orange County drivers of these particular risks, we are here to give you some helpful tips for driving in the rain. Read the rest of this entry >>

What Makes Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD™ Special?

2016 Mazda CX-3 Sporty Exterior

Did you know Mazda’s lineup of sporty crossovers and SUVs are available with an all-wheel drive option? From the compact, yet capable 2016 Mazda CX-3 to the full-size Mazda CX-9, you have the option of choosing the all-wheel drive system for improved handling and performance. All-wheel drive is a lifesaver especially if you live in rainy or snowy cities, or if you frequent winding mountain roads. Learn more about AWD at Capistrano Mazda today! Read the rest of this entry >>

Discover Mazda’s Crossover & SUV Lineup at Capistrano Mazda

2016 Mazda CX-9 AWD Snow Driving

Mazda’s diverse lineup of sporty and fuel-efficient vehicles ranges from the nimble Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster to the practical Mazda3 and roomy Mazda6. Mazda also offers up three larger vehicles for the perfect fit to your active lifestyle. The compact Mazda CX-3 and larger Mazda CX-5 crossovers are great for small families to get around town, but for larger families, the full-size 2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV gives you the space you need. Come see the full lineup of 2016 Mazda vehicles at Capistrano Mazda today! Read the rest of this entry >>

The Results Are In: Mazda Drive for Good® Update

Mazda Drive for Good 2015

Over the last couple of months, Mazda North American Operations held the 2015 Mazda Drive for Good® charity event at Mazda dealerships throughout the nation. Capistrano Mazda proudly took part in this charity event, and with the support of new car buyers and prospective shoppers like you, we were able to help make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. By purchasing or leasing a new Mazda vehicle, Mazda donated $150 to the charity of each customer’s choice, and for every test drive of a new Mazda during the event, Mazda donated one hour of charitable service from its dealers, employees, and business partners across the country. Read the rest of this entry >>