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Is Now a Good Time to Change the Battery in My Mazda?

Mazda Battery Testing and Replacements in Fostoria, OH

Here at Mazda Direct, we are so excited to finally be in the summer season! We are thrilled with the warm temperatures and enjoying our time out on the lake or campgrounds with our Mazda. But those temperatures can start to get uncomfortable once they start to creep up toward 100 degrees. When the mercury rises into the triple digits, it can start to drain your Mazda vehicle’s battery. And the last thing you want while camping out in the wilderness is a dead battery. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How Do I Transport Food in My Mazda to All Those Summer Picnics and Cookouts?

Best Ways to Transport Potluck Dishes in a Mazda Vehicle

Ahh! Summer has finally arrived! Picnics and barbeques are some of those quintessential events that we attend every year. More often than not, we are required to bring something to contribute to these events. With the summer heat, transporting food to picnics and potlucks can get a little tricky – especially with those warm temperatures. Luckily, we are here to help by offering some helpful tips. Read the rest of this entry >>

Front/side profile of the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan

Check Out These Commercials Featuring the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback!

2019 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback Commercials

When it comes the economy car segment, Mazda is a force to be reckoned with thanks to its Mazda3 model, which comes available in both a sedan and hatchback format. Thanks to outstanding performance and fuel economy, along with a comfortable interior that is decked out with state-of-the-art technology, the 2019 Mazda3 is a great choice for your next vehicle. Don’t believe us? Watch these newly-released commercials to get a closer look! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Which 2019 Mazda Model Can Travel the Farthest with One Tank of Gas?

Fuel Economy and Driving Range of 2019 Mazda Vehicle Lineup

For years, Mazda has been lauded for the efficiency of its vehicles. Thanks to the brand’s specially-created SKYACTIV® technology, the engines under the hood of each vehicle can produce the most power while staying as efficient as possible. So which 2019 Mazda model is the most efficient? We pulled out the calculator and created this chart: Read the rest of this entry >>

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It’s Time to Get Your Mazda in Shape for Spring!

Spring 2019 Mazda Maintenance Checklist

Here at Mazda Direct, we are so excited that spring is finally here and summer is not far away. Your Mazda sure takes a beating over the winter between salt exposure, cold temperatures, and a slight lag in maintenance because “it’s too cold to be out in the garage”. Now that the temperatures have warmed up, it is the perfect time to have some maintenance performed on your Mazda. Here is a list of spring-time maintenance tasks for you to check off! Read the rest of this entry >>

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What are the Best Podcasts to Listen to While Driving My Mazda?

Mazda Direct’s Favorite Podcasts to Listen to While Driving

One of the best things about today’s Mazda vehicles is that many of them come equipped with Bluetooth and the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system. These tech features allow you to stream your favorite audio choices including song playlists and audiobooks. For the last few years, podcasts have been skyrocketing in popularity because they fit in perfectly with our on-the-go lifestyles. And some of the best times to listen to podcasts are when you are on your daily commute or on a road trip! So many topics and genres are covered in podcasts that we have several favorites for you to tune into on Spotify the next time you get behind the wheel of your Mazda. Read the rest of this entry >>

Does the 2019 Mazda CX-9 Offer Enough Cargo Space for Your Saguaro National Park Adventure?

2019 Mazda CX-9 Cargo Space

The countdown to National Park Week (April 20-28) is on! In our last blog post, we shared how much fuel the 2019 Mazda CX-5 would need to take us from Fostoria to Yellowstone National Park. Today, we are going to visit Saguaro National Park, which is located around Tucson, Arizona. While not as renowned as the Grand Canyon National Park in the northern portion of the Copper State, Saguaro should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list. The park is absolutely breathtaking with its giant Saguaro cacti, rock formations, and various wildlife species that can miraculously survive the harsh desert climate. For our Saguaro National Park adventure, we are going to take the 2019 Mazda CX-9, which we are certain will have enough space for everyone’s gear. Read the rest of this entry >>

Rear of a red 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

Check Out These Commercials Featuring the 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback!

2019 Mazda3 Hatchback Commercials Spring 2019

Here at Mazda Direct, one of our favorite models is the hatchback variation of the Mazda3. What’s not to love? It is incredibly efficient – and it comes with extra space for your groceries or outdoor gear! To help you get a closer look at the 2019 edition of the Mazda3 Hatchback, Mazda created a series of commercials, which you can watch right here on our blog. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry >>

Colorful lake at Yellowstone National Park

How Much Fuel Does the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Need to Visit Yellowstone National Park?

2019 Mazda CX-5 Fuel Economy and Driving Range

Now that spring has arrived here in Ohio, families are starting to get their summer road trip plans in order. One of the most quintessential American road trips is traveling to Yellowstone National Park. If you and your family are planning to adventure to Yellowstone this summer and need a new vehicle to help get you there, we recommend the 2019 Mazda CX-5. This compact crossover offers a comfortable ride for your passengers, offers plenty of space for cargo, and it is efficient so you can cover more miles with fewer fill-ups. Keep reading to find out how much fuel the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will need to take your family from Fostoria, OH to Yellowstone! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Welcome to Our New Website and Blog!

Mazda Dealership in Fostoria, OH

Hello and welcome to the updated Mazda Direct website! How do you like the new look? Here at our dealership, we are passionate about the Mazda brand and love sharing our knowledge with our customers. On our blog, you will find the latest scoop on current and upcoming Mazda vehicles and technology, along with specials, maintenance tips, and much more! Read the rest of this entry >>