Category Archives: Mazda Technology

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How to Set Up Mazda HomeLink Garage Door Opener

When buying or leasing a Mazda vehicle, you can access various impressive entertainment, safety, and convenience features, including HomeLink. HomeLink is a system that allows you to open your home garage door from the comfort of your vehicle’s interior, thanks to a set of unique radio frequency signals. Mazda has HomeLink integrations available on all recent models, making it more convenient than ever to control your home garage door from inside your car. 

If you have or are planning to buy a newer model Mazda vehicle, it can be helpful to understand the steps necessary for programming Mazda HomeLink so you can control your garage door from inside your car quickly and easily. Luckily, our auto experts here at Capistrano Mazda put together this step-by-step guide for efficiently setting up your Mazda HomeLink garage door opener. 

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People standing next to the Mazda MX-30 while it is getting charged.

Check Out this Video Tutorial to Learn How to Charge your Mazda EV

How to Charge Your Mazda EV?

Charging your Mazda EV is an easy task. All you need is the knowledge of how to go about it. If you own a Mazda electric vehicle and are unaware of the charging process, then we at Capistrano Mazda in San Juan Capistrano, CA, have got you covered. Today, we’re sharing an informative and useful video uploaded by the folks at Mazda to help you understand the entire process. Get to know about the different levels of chargers and their differences. Also, the video will help you identify connectors with ease.

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Is Google Assistant for Android 12 compatible with Android Auto in my Mazda?

Google Replaced Android Auto with Google Assistant…Will It Work with Android Auto in My Mazda?

Google just announced that Android 12 phones will no longer have an Android Auto app. Instead, Android 12 phones will use Google Assistant Driving Mode, a feature for the popular Google Assistant app that’s been around since 2019. But does this mean that new Android phones using Google Assistant Driving Mode won’t work with the Android Auto system that’s currently in your Mazda? That’s what we here at Capistrano Mazda in San Juan Capistrano, CA, wanted to find out.

Is the new Google Assistant driving app for Android 12 compatible with the Android Auto system in your Mazda? Let’s take a look.

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How to customize Mazda heads-up display?

Customizing Your Mazda Heads-Up Display

If you have one of the higher trim Mazda vehicles, then chances are that it has an Active Driving Display, also known as a heads-up display. This feature is great for showing you important vehicle information without you having to take your eyes off the road. It has many settings that can be adjusted.

So, how do you customize a Mazda heads-up display?

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2020 Mazda CX-5 parked in front of shop

How do Mazda safety features work?

See Mazda Safety Features in Action

So you’ve heard that such-and-such vehicle has a laundry list of obtuse safety features that are basically just three or four words strung together. That’s great. Fantastic. But what do those features actually do? What do they look like while in operation? Well, when it comes to the 2020 CX-5, Mazda didn’t want to leave you in the dark.

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2020 CX-30 infotainment showcase

What is Mazda Connected Services?

Mazda Connected Services: What Does it Do?

You may have heard the term “Mazda Connected Services,” and wondered what it referred to. Does it refer to the Mazda vehicle being connected? Does it mean that you can connect to your Mazda vehicle? Both? Neither?

Luckily for us, Mazda made a brief video showing what Mazda Connected Service can do. If you’d like to learn what’s possible with it, take a look. Read the rest of this entry >>

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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…

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person sitting in driver's seat of 2020 Mazda CX-30

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.

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