Testing Your Car's Battery

Seasonal temperatures at extreme ranges can cause stress to your battery. In the depths of winter or during high summer heat, an aging battery can fail to fire, leaving your car in the lurch. Regularly testing your battery can help to avoid an occasion where you become stranded.

Take your key from the ignition and turn off all the vehicle's lights before you begin. Using a voltmeter, clamp the red lead to the positive battery terminal.

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Stay Safe This Year with the Mazda CX-3

Are you looking for the perfect family vehicle? Why not consider the Mazda CX-3? It's got a sleek exterior and the interior of the car is designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. Best of all, this vehicle offers an assortment of safety features designed to protect you whether you're driving to soccer practice or the Grand Canyon.

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Safety and You in Your Mazda CX-9

When our team here at Sil-TerHar Mazda get asked about the features of our new vehicles, one of the common questions focus on the safety features. Here are some of the ones that you’ll find on the 2018 Mazda CX-9.

This popular 3-row SUV has features like the Lane Departure Warning System that’s designed to help prevent accidents before they occur.

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Peace of Mind in the 2018 Mazda CX-5

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a popular crossover that's built to keep you safe. It comes equipped with many features that will enhance your alertness on the road. These features come standard on all CX-5 configurations.

One useful feature is Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring. This system continuously keeps an eye on the rear sides of your vehicle using active radar technology. If another car gets to where you can't see it, your Mazda will let you know with a visible indicator on the side mirrors. 

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Step into Technology With the Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is an iconic, convertible roadster. It combines performance, design, and technology into a sleek, modern car that will have you cruising through Broomfield in style.

When you drive the MX-5 Miata, you can take advantage of the Mazda Connect system. This lets you command a wide variety of functions through voice, including radio, internet, and text messages; all on a cool touchscreen. 

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Take A Look at the 2018 Mazda CX-9 Exterior Design Features

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 completely represents the message Mazda wanted to deliver.

Mazda’s KODO design philosophy is the “Soul of Motion” because this vehicle is delivering the soul of a genuine Rosewood wood grain with matte finish inside the center console and sophistication and perfection by bringing different colors to the exterior, including the Machine Gray Metallic, Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, and the Snowflake White Pearl Mica. 

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How to Detect Transmission Problems on the Road

While traveling to various destinations in the Broomfield area, you can easily detect transmission problems that can impact speed and horsepower on the road. Because a typical transmission will provide signs when maintenance is needed, the process of servicing your car on time in order to protect the hardware won't be a hassle.

On the road, you can determine whether or not a transmission needs maintenance by checking the dashboard panel in the cabin.

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Gaskets Are Important!

Your car's vital gaskets help it properly operate. To enable informed service decisions, we can help you clearly understand automotive gaskets.

Made of rubber or thin, layered metal or a combination of those materials, gaskets mold closely to surfaces and help keep a vehicle's systems separate. As a result, your engine's diverse liquids and gasses cannot mix and cause operational problems. 

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Motor Oil Myths Debunked

Car owners know and understand that their cars oil needs to be changed, but with so many myths out there it is confusing as to when you should perform oil changes. Below are two common motor oil myths, followed by the truth:

MYTH: Motor oil must be changed every 3,000 miles.

FACT: How often your motor oil needs to be changed will listed in your car owner’s manual and can range anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 miles. 

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Noisy Wiper Blades? Replace Them

With so many parts and systems that require maintenance on our vehicles we often overlook the most used parts like windshield wipers. Below are two signs that your wiper blades may be going bad and need to be replaced:

  • Chattering- One indicator that your wiper blades need to be replaced is when they make a horrible chattering noise when they move across the windshield. 
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