Monthly Archives: August 2015

Staying Safe from Dusk ‘til Dawn: Tips for Night Driving

tips for night drivingIn a recent study performed by the National Safety Council, they found that vehicle death rates are three times higher at nighttime. That’s why it’s important to always pay attention when it’s dark out. We’ve put together a list of tips for night driving to help you stay better prepared.

According to the DMV, one of the best things you can do is turn your headlights on one hour before dusk and one hour after dawn. Waiting until visibility is poor to turn your lights on could be too late.

Most cars let you adjust the angles of the headlights, which is always a good idea. Consult your owner’s manual for instructions – just remember, don’t set them too high. They should also never be askew, as this diminishes road coverage.

One great trick detailers use is to rub your windshield with clean newspaper. This will help eliminate smudges on the glass, getting rid of some of that nasty glare. Of course, regularly cleaning the glass with wiper cleaner works well too.

Last but not least, give extra room at night. Distance is harder to gauge at night, so giving a few extra feet is always a good idea. Also, if you’re following someone, make sure you don’t have your high-beams on.

New Mazda CX-3 Design Combines Capability and Comfort

2016 Mazda CX-3 design
2016 Mazda CX-3

The new Mazda CX-3 Sport is the company’s new entry-level crossover. This model features the latest technologies, including i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, a SKYACTIV-G engine, and MAZDA CONNECT™. It’s hard to believe this model starts under $20,000.

Mazda recently released the pricing for the new CX-3, set to go on sale mid-August for $19,960*. With an innovative AWD system, up to 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque, and 32 highway mpg, this new model is bound to be one of the most popular on the market.

“We wanted to send a strong statement that new buyers, early adopters, empty-nesters and right-sizers can get everything they want in a crossover that fits their needs,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda. “CX-3 offers the same technologies and thrilling driving experience seen across the rest of Mazda’s award-winning lineup.”

The Mazda CX-3 design will come in multiple trim levels, from Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Available packages include the Touring Technology Package and the i-ACTIVESENSE safety package. Take a look at the El Dorado Mazda site to see our new Mazda CX-3 inventory!

*MSRP excludes destination, tax, title, and other fees. See dealer for details.