Technology Is A Growing Factor In Car Purchases

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 5:56 PM

Our Mazda Car Dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria knows that you expect a lot from your vehicle.   Over the years, your expectations have evolved.  You want your ride’s technology to keep up with your consumer electronics like your smartphone and tablet. OEMs and suppliers rely on info from various sources to figure out how best to refine their business plans.  One data resource is the IHS Markit survey.  Insight from this survey is the foundation for the 2017 Automotive Connected Services and Apps Consumer Analysis.  Over 5,000 vehicle owners across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany and China who planned to purchase a new vehicle in the next 36 months participated in this year’s survey.

Which Apps Do You Want?

Almost 50 percent noted navigation apps as their top choice. Forty percent wanted weather apps and 30 percent would pay for music apps.  This represents a revenue-producing opportunity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto going forward.

Telematics will be added to new vehicles more than ever by 2022.  Half the world’s vehicles in operation will be connected to the Internet.  However, only 32 percent of respondents would be willing to pay for those telematics, including in-car Wi-Fi.

Folks are willing to pay for fun and practical tech, too.  Vehicles with a sunroof or moonroof were high on the desired list.  Respondents from the U.S. are willing to pay for a rear entertainment system.  32 percent of survey respondents want a roadside assistance feature in a new vehicle.  Kinda interesting, isn’t it?

Let CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria Service Your Ride

At CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com, we are the pride of AZ service departments.  Our service staff can check, repair or update your vehicle with the latest and the greatest automotive technology.  Give us a call.

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com

Road Trip Games!

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 5:53 PM

It’s so much fun to hit the open road to explore our country.  As one of the most preferred dealerships in Peoria AZ, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria wants your family’s summer vacation to be a blast for all.  When adults and kids are confined for miles and miles in their Mazda, excitement can morph into cries of, “are we there yet” and “don’t make me pull over”.  Keep your adventure fun by playing a few games as you travel down the highway.

License Plate Game.  Everyone in the car can play this.  Go old school and use a pad of paper writing down the name of each state plate you see until someone sees all 50 states.  If you haven’t used pen and paper in ions, go online to get a free printable license plate game sheet and just cross off states as they are seen.

I Spy. “I spy with my little eye, something yellow.”  Preschoolers especially love this easy-to-learn game.  You can keep them entertained for hours with this one.  If you aren’t familiar with this classic, here’s how it is played: A person spies something and recites the line, ending in a clue, like yellow. Everyone takes turns guessing the mystery item.

Road Trip Bingo. This game combines a scavenger hunt with bingo.  Give each player a flat surface like a clipboard.  Give them a bingo card and a zip-lock bag with 16 pennies.  As players see an item on their card, they cover the picture with a penny.  The first player to cover all their squares in a straight line wins.

We Don’t Play Games At CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

Our Mazda Car Dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com, won’t play games with your car buying dollar.  Let us impress you.  Come see us.

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Is Instant Joy

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 5:52 PM

Few cars cause an instant smile to appear on a driver’s face the way the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata does.  We see it happen everyday at our Mazda Car Dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria. The real fun starts when the road winds and twists.  This car’s sharp handling keeps that smile going as the thrills keep coming.  With seating for only two, driving becomes that much more intimate and personal.  The MX-5 Miata has a folding soft top.  Imagine the open top and the air hitting your face as you cruise along.  Go one step beyond and the get the MX-5 Miata RF with a retractable roof that is power-operated.  The car is sleek and low to the ground but still allows ample headroom for taller drivers.

The Power You Want

For a small roadster, the Miata engine has tons of power.  There is no shortage of muscle to move the lightweight MX-5 down the road.  The standard manual transmission has quick throws and a smooth clutch that make it fun to shift. If a stick shift is not your thing, get the MX-5 with the available automatic transmission.  The Miata with the manual transmission gets up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

The Mazda Connect infotainment system offers navigation, bluetooth and much more.  The system is intuitive, with straightforward menus that are easy to navigate using the console-mounted knob.  The physical controls for climate and audio settings are well arranged and within easy reach.

Test Drive A 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata At CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

Peoria dealerships only wish they had a vehicle like the MX-5 Miata to show their customers.  At CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com, we invite you to stop in to take a test drive in any of our new and used Mazdas.  See you soon!

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com

The Need For Speed Near Peoria

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 5:51 PM

At our Mazda Car Dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, we definitely understand the need for speed.  Luckily, our Mazda line-up of cars can fulfill that need.  Responsibly of course.  On these hot summer days, do something a bit different.  Forget the mall or the movies, how about indoor go kart racing? Get your speed on at K1 Speed!

K1 Speed Phoenix

In the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale and Peoria area, K1 Speed Phoenix is the electric indoor go kart racing authority. Whether you’re a diehard racing enthusiast or are interested in trying authentic, European-type kart racing for the first time, a visit to K1 Speed is a must-do!

K1 Speed makes a thrilling racing experience possible that is great for rookie and experienced drivers alike.  The 20 hp 100% emissions free electric racing karts can reach speeds near 45 mph. The high-grip racing surface allows drivers to push the limit through high-speed corners!  You’ll feel your adrenaline pumping after your race!

K1 Speed race tracks are professionally designed to provide racers with an opportunity to feel the rush of head-to-head racing. With high-performance electric karts, a racing surface that allows drivers to maximize speed through corners and fully air-conditioned facility, K1 Speed is the clear choice for indoor go kart racing in the Peoria area.

In addition to the thrill and excitement of indoor karting, K1 Speed offers a large indoor entertainment venue that features authentic racing memorabilia, pit cafes, meeting rooms and pool tables.  It’s the perfect space to host an event or party.

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Race Over To CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

You won’t want to miss all that we have to offer at CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com.  We have a great selection of new Mazdas.  We are known for Used Cars Peoria too!

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria Will Always Do The Right Thing

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 5:24 PM

Have you ever been privy to a troubling situation in a public place?  As a witness, did you think to yourself what you would do?  At our Mazda Car Dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, we wondered the same thing after viewing ABC’s television show, “What Would You Do?”  Their latest episode featured people from Arizona.  How our fellow Arizonans responded restored our faith in humankind.

In case you’re not familiar with the show, hidden cameras are setup in public gathering spaces and actors stage uncomfortable situations within hearing distance of unsuspecting people. Cameras capture their genuine reactions to what they hear and see.  Host John Quiñones then asks about their reactions.  Every time, our fellow citizens led with love and concern.  Arizona stepped up!  Here a a few of the scenarios that were shown and how Arizonans reacted:

An elderly father out to lunch with his daughter berated her telling her she was a disappointment.  The overwhelming response by Arizona residents was to comfort the daughter telling her she was doing the right thing but to not forget to care for herself.  They hugged her and offered encouraging and empathetic words.

A son of Mormons came out to his parents and it did not go well.  Our citizens led with comfort and compassion for both child and parent sharing a message of acceptance and allowing time for dealing and healing.  A few shared their relatable personal experiences.

We are good and kind people in Arizona but you already know that.  We are proud to say we work and live here!

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria Is Proud To Call Arizona Home

At CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com, we love our customers.  Other Peoria dealerships try hard but just can’t compete with our service and selection.  Come experience the difference.  Whether you need a new, pre-owned or used car, we’ve got the right one for you.  Our factory-trained service technicians can keep your Mazda in tip top shape, too.

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com

The Playlist Makes A Difference

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 5:20 PM

There is nothing we love more at our Mazda Car Dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria than taking a spur of the moment road trip with our buddies.  We grab all of the essentials, gas up and go. The cherry on top and the one thing that could make or break our free wheeling experience is the music.  If you follow these simple guidelines, you’ll be famous for your memorable playlist.

  • Set the tone of the trip with a freedom song everyone can sing along to. How about “Living For The Weekend” by Loverboy.  In case everyone has had a challenging week at work, you might get right to the point with Johnny Paycheck’s anthem, “Take This Job And Shove It”.
  • Keep the energy going with a crank it up tune that no one can sit still to. You’ll have them wiggling in their seats and ready to take on the world with “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.  We dare you to stay calm for this one.
  • Catch your breath and settle in. Bolster everyone’s mood and pride with a sing along song like Queen’s “We Are The Champions”.  This is never a bad playlist choice.
  • You’ve hit your drive stride and your compadres are in need of some easier listening. We’re not saying symphony or folk music but something more along the lines of the Eagles.  How about “Peaceful Easy Feeling”.

People Are Singing Our Praises At CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

Folks tell us that they love our dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com. Our reputation as the best among Peoria dealerships is thanks to our customer service and attention. Our finance team can help you drive your dream car off the lot today.  Our factory-trained technicians will keep your Mazda running beautifully mile after Arizona mile.  Come see us soon.  You’ll see why we’re the top Mazda dealer!

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 Has Swagger

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 5:13 PM

You see it when someone walks into a room.  The way they maneuver through the crowd has everyone taking notice.  They have swagger.  Other dealerships in Peoria AZ only wish they had the swagger we do at CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria.  When it comes to vehicles, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 definitely has swagger.

Sleek, spunky and sensible describes the 2016 Mazda CX-5.  A CX-5 with an automatic transmission comes with a 184 horsepower engine that will perform like a champ down the highway and around town.  It handles like a sports car, thanks to  a suspension system like few others.  Go ahead, zoom around that corner when the kids aren’t in the car and have some fun. Ride a little taller in the “saddle” in the CX-5.  The taller ride height will allow you to see for miles and miles.

If safety is important, the CX-5 is an excellent choice.  You’ll drive with confidence knowing your vehicle is almost as smart as you are.  One special safety feature is the autonomous braking system.  It can help you avoid a frontal collision by automatically braking when it sees a collision coming.

Fuel economy is impressive with the CX-5. It gets up to 35 mpg with Skyactiv engine technology that benefits from the CX-5’s aerodynamic design and the lightweight materials used throughout the car.

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria Has Moves Like Jagger

Well maybe not but as we said, we do have swagger!  Our selection, staff and service department at our Mazda Car Dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, knows what it takes to earn your trust and business.  Let us show you our moves.  Stop by for a test drive check us out online at www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com.  We also have a great service department that can keep your Mazda running great for years to come.  You can even make a service appointment online! How convenient!  Come see us soon.

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria Wants To Treat You – Ice cream in Peoria

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 5:07 PM

We can’t sugar coat it.  It is hot outside!  But that is to be expected this time of year in Peoria, Arizona.  When the heat gets to us at our Mazda Car Dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, we reward ourselves with a cool treat.  Ice cream, homemade Mexican pops, shaved ice, gelato—it’s all good!  We thought we would treat you by recommending some of our faves in the area.  Yummy!

Creamistry is a unique and delicious experience.  Creamologists use liquid nitrogen to prepare handcrafted ice cream while you watch.  They use high quality, premium ingredients that are all natural and organic offering 60 plus flavors and toppings.

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The Baked Bear is quite the indulgence with over a dozen original-recipe cookies and ice cream flavors.  Customers can mix and match to find their favorite combination.

Melt Ice Cream Shop teams up the culinary gurus at Jobot Coffee and Superstition Farms’ Udder Delights.  Their frozen delights are artisan-crafted using local ingredients of the highest quality.

Bahama Bucks is all about the flavor.  They serve up irresistibly delicious sno creations and extremely tasty Island Smoothies.  Nobody serves up a tropical indulgence like Bahama Buck’s where they consider flavor to be an art form.

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At CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria We Will Treat You Right

If you are looking for a sweet deal on a new or used Mazda, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com, will feel like the cherry on top.  We’ve got it all.  Sure we have lots of new shiny Mazdas, but we are also considered the best for used cars Peoria. Our sales crew is excited to work with you.  Hurry by and let us treat you to the best car buying experience you’ll ever have.

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com

The “R” List Now Includes Mazda – Mazda Recall

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 4:15 PM

The not so prestigious “R” list we are referring to is the Takata airbag inflator recall list.  In case you are a Mazda owner and have not yet heard, Mazda has now been added to the list.  Model years 2005 through 2012 are affected.  At our Mazda Car Dealership, CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, we want to ensure that you are aware that your car’s airbags may be defective.

The problem with the inflators are the result of the chemical compound ammonium nitrate used to inflate the airbags.  The compound, over time, can deteriorate if exposed to high humidity and high temperatures. Takata inflators are suppose to explode with force but, if the inflator is compromised and the airbag detonates, the  airbag spews shrapnel into the vehicle’s passengers.

The issue with Takata inflators prompted the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. With the recent announcement from Takata Corp. that they were adding 2.7 million more vehicles from three brands, one of which is Mazda, combined with the previously recalled 42 million vehicles, the total is staggering.  That’s almost 47 million vehicles that could potentially injure or kill people.  The known numbers of drivers and passengers involved in these airbags exploding prematurely is luckily far less than the vehicles being recalled.  To date, 17 people have died and over 180 have been injured.

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria Can Handle Your Recall Notice

Since CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria is likely to be in the same boat as other dealerships in Peoria AZ impacted by Takata’s recent announcement, we want to assure you that we can handle your recall notice and subsequent airbag replacement.  Our service department is knowledgeable and thorough. Should you get a recall notice, call us or go online at www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com  to make an appointment.  We can handle it from there.  Your safety is the most important thing to us.

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com

Budget Now For Vehicle Maintenance Down The Road

By David Sayas | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 4:12 PM

Congratulations on your shiny new car.  You were able to pay for it in cash or with payments but have you considered the longer term financial demands you’ll face as part of your cost of ownership?  Many Peoria dealerships are just about the initial sale of their vehicles.  At CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria, we prefer that our customers understand their long range financial commitment.  Start budgeting now for the following maintenance events.

Major mileage-based milestone services – These occur at 30K, 60K, 90K, etc., miles. Things like oil changes and fluid changes keep the bigger components in solid working order.

Tires – They’re going to last you thousands of miles, but things like lack of rotation, incorrect air pressure, weak shocks/struts, poor alignment and road hazards can speed up the wearing process.

Oil changes – Let CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria do your oil changes so that we can inspect other components and give you a heads up if other repairs are necessary in the near future.

Fuel injectors – When these aren’t cleaned, you’ll soon know something is wrong because bigger problems have occurred.  Clean them along with your throttle plate to keep things running smoothly.

Struts and shocks – This is an investment and something to start budgeting for sooner rather than later given the cost of replacement.  The good news is you don’t have to change them often.

Let CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria Service Your Vehicle

When it comes to auto repair and maintenance, we are the best.  At CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria we want to be your trusted AZ service repair shop. We prefer to help you maintain your vehicle vs. always repairing it.  Let us be your service partner.  For your convenience, make an appointment online at www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com.

CardinaleWay Mazda Peoria

8424 West Bell Road

Peoria, Arizona 85382

Phone: 888.995.9135

Website: www.cardinalewaymazdapeoria.com