Is Your Exhaust Leaking? Here's What You Need to Know

Even the best cars occasionally develop problems. This includes tire issues, alignment troubles, and of course, exhaust leaks. How can you know if your car has an exhaust leak, though? If you aren't a mechanic or you aren't very experienced with cars, you might be wondering how you can make sure you have the knowledge you need. Fortunately, there are several signs you can look for. 

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Changing a Flat Tire

Flat tires can happen for a variety of reasons, but being prepared can help prevent you from being stranded. Here are some DIY tips for changing a flat tire.

If possible, try to find a level, hard surface to park your vehicle. This will provide a stable surface for your jack, and help prevent your car from rolling. Once you turn off the engine, pull the lever to engage the emergency brake. 


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Truly Unique Technology Features on the Mazda CX-3

Not all vehicles are built the same, and this is especially true with the Mazda CX-3. This popular subcompact crossover has features in its design that no other vehicle has. The Skyactiv technology features are truly in a class of their own.

The Skyactiv technology under the hood of the car makes it possible to have great driving dynamics while also minimizing the amount of fuel that the vehicle consumes. In fact, on the highway, it's estimated that it only uses about 34 MPG. The G-Vectoring control will also give passengers a smoother, more comfortable ride and the driver…

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Time to Consider Detailing the Car More Often

If you think that detailing the car is just an inconvenience and more of a chore than anything, consider all the reasons you need to start making this more of a weekly routine if you care anything about the investment you made in your car.

All that debris and dirt on the surface of the car is mixing with rain too because like an abrasive, scratching the fine surface of the paint and significantly diminishing the appearance of the vehicle.

Dead bugs and bird droppings left on the surface of the vehicle will eventually start eating away the protective surface…

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2 Design Features of the Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 is a popular 3-row SUV that delivers around 28 mpg on the highway and has a stylish appearance. Two exterior design features of the Mazda CX-9 are signature paint and "soul of motion" design.

What makes the paint job unique is Mazda used a meticulous process to increase luminosity of the vehicle. They apply a black primer coat and spray it with aluminum silver paint. During the painting process, the aluminum flakes align with the body panels. The Mazda CX-9 was also made with "soul of motion" design philosophy. This type of design reflects the power and…

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Does the Mazda MX-5 Miata have a Push-button Start system?

Keys, keys, keys—have you ever looked everywhere for your keys only to find them in your coat pocket during the winter, your pants pocket during the summer, or in your purse underneath everything else? Meanwhile, you are late for work, or late to pick up the kids at school, or late for a date. Your search is frantic, adding stress to your day.

All trims of the Mazda MX-5 Miata use the Push-button Start system. With this system, you only need to have the key within the confines of the vehicle, somewhere between the two doorposts. Then, all you…

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Car Battery Testing with a Voltmeter

Testing to see the charging power left in a car battery is easy if you are using a voltmeter. Before doing any type testing around the battery, it is highly recommended you be wearing safety glasses and a good pair of work gloves.

Before opening the hood, make sure to shut off the car engines and lights.

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Getting Your Headlights Fixed Is Simple With Our Team!

When you purchase or lease a new vehicle there is going to be maintenance and repairs that need to be done every so often. This is only natural and it doesn't mean you aren't taking care of your vehicle. What is important is that areas of your vehicle like your headlights are not neglected as your vehicle ages.

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Exhaust Leaks: Why It Happens

Vibrations in the steering wheel or brake pedal could be a signal of a leaking exhaust. A rusty or leaking pipe causes vibration. Rust can build up in the muffler. Water collects in the muffler and dries out when the motor is running long enough to create heat. If the vehicle is only driven for short distances, there is not enough heat built up to evaporate the water, so the muffler begins to rust.

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Brake Pedal Repair Signs

It can be a big inconvenience to have problems with your brakes when you are far from home. Because of this, if you are planning on traveling a long distance away from home, you may want to bring your vehicle in to our service center here at Frank Boucher Mazda of Racine before you leave so we can make sure that everything is in working order, 

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