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Car Battery Testing Safely with the Voltmeter

Being able to test the battery inside your car using the voltmeter is simple, that is if you are using the right safety equipment.

Shut off the car engine and the lights on the car, then open the hood and make your way to the battery compartment.

The battery terminals will be marked plus and minus. The voltmeter has a red cable that is positive and connects to the plus side. 

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Is It Time to Replace Your Headlights? Here's What You Need to Know

One of the most important aspects of owning a car is maintaining its luster. Chances are you know that you need to get regular oil changes and tire rotations, but what about headlights?

Your car's headlights help notify other drivers of your presence. Because of this, headlights will help keep both you and others safe while you're on the road. 

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Get Behind the Wheel of the Redesigned Mazda6

We here at Ed Howard Mazda understand how important it is to stay connected wherever your adventures take you. This popular midsize sedan has been redesigned for the 2018 model year.

With no further introduction, here is the 2018 Mazda6.

The 8-inch Mazda Connect puts the information at your fingertips by pressing the touch screen or utilizing the Multifunction Commander control.

This screen does more than connect you to your friends, family, and entertainment. The 360* View Monitor, your Mazda6 utilizes four cameras and a series of parking sensors so that you can maneuver in various...

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

We all know how bad the stop and go traffic in the Sarasota area can be, especially during rush hour. The last thing you want to have happen during this traffic is that you are not able to stop. When your brake system starts to go there are a number of different warnings, depending on what part of the system is giving out. 

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Simple Steps for Safely Testing Your Car's Battery

Every driver should understand the basics of testing a car's battery in order to determine its ability to hold a charge. Testing your car's battery may help to prevent your battery from going dead when you least expect it! Here are some simple steps our service technicians at Ed Howard Mazda in Sarasota, FL want to share with you so you know how to safely test your car's battery.

Invest in or borrow a digital voltmeter for the most accurate reading. 

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Find the Right Warranty for Your Vehicle

If you are in the market for a new Mazda, then it is a good idea to get yourself a basic understanding of the warranty that comes along with it. The warranty is figured into the price of the vehicle, so taking that into consideration is important so that you know what you are paying for.

Two of the more common warranties that are offered are the powertrain warranty and the bumper to bumper warranty. The bumper to bumper warranty is by far the most far reaching warranty out there. They typically cover just about every part on the vehicle…

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At-Home Headlight Restoration Tips

Are you tired of those dim headlights on your car? Are you afraid that if you continue driving at night, you may get in an accident because you cannot see ahead of you well? Then, do something about it. Call Ed Howard Mazda to find out about your options. Before making that call, you can try one of all of these tips.

  • Buy a headlight restoration kit at your local auto supply store and follow the instructions carefully.
  • Purchase a variety of sandpaper grits and use them to polish away the yellowing, cloudiness and scratches.
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