Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas Trees

Tips to Choose a Christmas Tree That is Both Healthy and Safe

When preparing for the Christmas season, it’s important to invest in a quality Christmas tree that will not only last you for the entire course of the holiday, but also, that will be safe to keep inside your home. Here are some tips on how to choose a Christmas tree:


  • Before you go shopping, choose a location for your potential tree, and measure the area – away from the fireplace.
  • Additionally, measure your tree stand and factor in the desired width of the tree’s trunk.
  • Try to find a tree that is one foot shorter than the height of the room, giving you space for an ornament on top.
  • When you think you’ve found a tree that you like, run your fingers over the pine needles, and shake the tree slightly to see how many needles fall.
  • Fresh trees will not lose many needles and are much safer to keep in your home. The older and dryer a tree is, the more likely it is to catch fire.


Whatever you do, take your time and be safe. And if you’re interested in checking out some of our many winter-weather-ready vehicles, contact us anytime at El Dorado Mazda.

2017 Mazda CX-9 Debut at LA Auto Show Reveals Sparkling New Model

Mazda recently became the center of attention at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the automaker fully revealed the 2017 Mazda CX-9 – a model that’s now bigger, yet simultaneously more lightweight. In fact, the all-wheel drive version of the model weighs a whopping 287 pounds less than its predecessor.

Overall, the new Mazda CX-9’s exterior is more aggressive and sporty, with sleek, modern details fitting of the modern Mazda brand. You can check out some images of the new model here.

The new CX-9 is powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine and gets up to 250 horsepower with a six-speed automatic transmission. In general, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 debut revealed what appears to be a powerful, fashionable vehicle.

Unfortunately, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 isn’t set to hit showrooms until the spring of 2016, but until then – if you’d like to check out a current, top-notch Mazda vehicle, don’t hesitate to visit us here at El Dorado Mazda.