Category Archives: Driving Tips

updating mazdaconnect navigation

Get the Right Directions for Your Destination

How to update Mazda CX-5 Navigation Maps

With each new road and building added to the California landscape, the maps of your town look different. A Map from 2000 even is most likely going to have a few discrepancies compared to a map from 2017. Having an outdated map system in your CX-5’s navigation system is counter-productive to getting you where you need to be. That’s why with Mazda Connect, you can update your navigation system to feature the latest maps nationwide. And with Capistrano Mazda, you get a step-by-step guide on how to do it. Read the rest of this entry >>

7 myths about gas mileage

Are you really improving your mileage by doing that?

Top 7 Fuel Economy Myths and The Truths Behind Them

While gas prices are low, most people don’t think twice about how many miles per gallon they are getting with their vehicle. But, when gas prices begin to rise, drivers begin to calculate their fuel costs and search for ways to improve their vehicle’s efficiency. However, are these solutions to fuel economy really solutions at all? Discover the truth about these 7 common fuel economy myths. Read the rest of this entry >>

MyMazda Mobile App

Does Mazda have a mobile app?

Many vehicles on the market today come with a mobile app that connects drivers’ smartphones to their vehicles. Often times these are available in conjunction with the brand’s infotainment system. Such is the case with Mazda’s latest lineup. The brand offers drivers a MyMazda App to stay tuned in to their Mazda wherever they go. Read the rest of this entry >>

2017 Mazda3 hatchback cargo options

How much space is there in the 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback?

Hatchbacks are perfect vehicles for the driver that wants the best of both worlds. They are smaller and more agile than an SUV, but still offer versatile cargo space. On top of that, hatchbacks still offer sleek and sporty style and a well-appointed cabin. The only catch is some hatchbacks offer different cargo size and features than others. Here to help you find the hatchback that is best suited for your cargo needs, our Capistrano Mazda team is going to show you everything you need to know about the 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback’s cargo space. Read the rest of this entry >>

2017 Mazda CX-3 recommended maintenance schedule

How often does the oil need to be changed on my 2017 Mazda CX-3?

Vehicle maintenance is key to optimal performance and the overall health of your vehicle. But, sometimes it can be a pain to get done. It takes time out of your day to go to the dealership. That’s why at Capistrano Mazda, we do our best to provide the most efficient service possible. Below you can find the recommended maintenance schedules for your 2017 Mazda CX-3. Read the rest of this entry >>

5 Tips for Safe & Efficient Mountain Driving

Winding Mountain Road

(image from nancynance  under CC BY 2.0)

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 >>