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Welcome to Sport Mazda's Mazda Owner Resources Blog. As Florida's Top Rated Mazda Dealership and your source for Mazda Expert advice, we strive to continually provide valuable Mazda Product and Service information to enhance your Mazda Ownership Experience. Zoom Zoom Forever.....

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2014 Mazda6 Rolls Onto The Sport Mazda Showroom Floor

Christmas may be over for your family, but the Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda family celebrated a day late with the arrival of the 2014 Mazda6 to the dealership! As a new Mazda dealership in Central Florida, Sport Mazda is one of the few dealerships in the state to receive an early showroom floor display 2014 Mazda6 for customers and enthusiasts to get an early glimpse of the latest Skyactiv remodeled sedan that has been creating a stir of interest in the automotive community.

The 2014 Mazda6 being detailed and inspected before being placed on the showroom floor.

Customers are able to consult with a Mazda Expert about the new additions, changes, and steps to purchase or lease the latest iteration of the strong selling sedan. When the vehicle launches officially in early January, customers will be able to take it for a test drive to help with that final purchasing decision. For more information on how a Mazda Expert can help answer your questions and educate you on the 2014 Mazda6, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com to fill out a contact form and a Mazda Expert will get back to you as soon as possible.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda Makes Holiday Auto Shopping Easy

We frequently hear feedback from our customers after their visit to the Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda showroom. The Mazda Experts earn that title by not only being knowledgeable about the best import brand in North America, but because they know how to deliver top notch service. When purchasing a vehicle this holiday season or for the end of the Year, the Mazda Experts will take care of your concerns and needs to deliver a fantastic vehicle and memorable experience. The following experiences are from Sport Mazda customers on our DealerRater.com profile page:
We bought a car at Sports Mazda and the deal was great. Jorge really help us all the way. He even assisted us to the airport so we could drop our rental off. I would definitely recommend this dealer. Special thanks to Juan from the finance dept. Thanks guys I love my new car.” liljamaican@*****.com on 12/21/2012 
They were very friendly and easy going. They were willing to negotiate with me and find ways to get me what I wanted. They were very caring and offered me good service for me and my new CX-5. I would not hesitate to come back if I want to buy another vehicle in the future, or for more accessories for it.” Dadavil2 on 12/19/2012 
“A wonderful experience. Beth Alvarez was a hardworking salesperson for our family. Truthfulness, honesty and integrity make up this wonderful lady. We loom forward to doing business again especially when the redesigned. 6 comes out. Thank you once again.” Boardwalk12 on 12/15/2012
If you are in the Central Florida area an looking for a new or pre-owned Mazda, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com and contact our Mazda Experts today! 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

End of Year Savings: Mazda's Zero To Drive Event

End of year savings on newly leased Mazda’s can be found at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, Florida. Now is the best time of the year to visit a dealership near you as dealerships are making room for 2014 models due to hit showrooms in January 2013. Deals can be found everywhere during the holidays, but finding the right deal for you isn't as hard as you would think. Central Florida auto shoppers can take part in Mazda’s Zero To Drive Event that gives new Mazda lease signers the ability to get the vehicle they want with $0 down, $0 security deposit, $0 due at signing, and your first month free!  Now through January 2nd, car shoppers can sign today and celebrate the New Year with great savings and a fantastic new Mazda. Check with Sport Mazda as to which models are available with the promotion. Visit SportMazdaOrlando.com today to schedule an appointment before it’s too late!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Missing Your Mazda Owner’s Manual? Download A New One Today!

Most Mazda owners rely on their vehicle manual as a quick reference guide to operating their electronic systems and maintenance guidance, but sometimes things go missing and your manual is vulnerable to this situation when not left in a safe spot. Mazda has you covered when your manual goes missing with their online Manual and Reference page on MazdaUSA.com.  Mazda owners can download a PDF copy of their vehicle’s manual as well as useful operating reference guides for your electronic systems such as your navigation system and SIRIUS XM radio. If you own a Mazda with the model year from 2000 and onward, you will find your vehicle on the page.

For more information about new Mazda or pre-owned vehicles as well as service and maintenance for your auto, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com where the Mazda Experts are waiting to help you today!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sport Mazda: Service You Can Depend On

Central Florida Mazda owners continue to come back to Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda for reliable and thorough service appointments. Our Mazda Certified Technicians know what your car needs to keep you on the road for many miles to come. Every time you pull into our Full Circle Service drive, our excellent service writers will greet you and explain what your visit entails and can listen and address your problems or concerns. We are proud of the work of our entire service department and our customers continue to rave about their experiences on our Dealer Rater profile. Here are some of the things our customers are saying about their experience:
"I brought my car in for an oil change, rotation of tires and to check it out.
The car was taken and serviced promptly. The service manager addressed my concerns and was very courteous. I like this dealership and would definitely recommend it.
P.S. The cashier was very courteous too." IrenePort on 11/30/12
 "I sent my daughter to get my Mazda 5 serviced last week and she spoke highly of Donny Larson who assisted her. Great customer service!!Tannyleck on 12/2/12
 "Had some codes on my 2013 Mazda CX-5. It was about 4:30 in the afternoon, my husband and I drove it in to the Mazda dealership where we were approached right away by Brian. We told him the problem and he said, "that there was nothing too much that could be done today because the service guys were about to go home." Then he said. "Let me see what i can do," and he went and got the little machine (forgot what it's called) to check the codes. He pulled code 0780 which is code for engine trouble and he then said, "I tell you what, leave your car here and we will put you in a loaner car." I thought that was excellent customer service and the right thing to do. I really appreciate him for that. I kept the loaner car for two days and Brian called me each morning to touch basis. Great job #right way to handle situation#" mazdacx-5 on 12/5/12
We love hearing feedback from our customers so we know that we are doing our job by making sure your concerns are taken care of and you leave satisfied with your visit. For more information about scheduling aservice appointment at Sport Mazda, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sport Mazda Skyactiv Central Hub By The Mazda Experts

This month on SportMazdaOrlando.com, auto shoppers are able to learn more about Skyactiv technologies and vehicles straight from the Mazda Experts. This information hub is to help educate Mazda enthusiasts and potential customers about the energy saving tendencies the Skyactiv brand brings to Mazda vehicles. With videos, diagrams, and informational text to look over, we feel giving the average auto shopper the opportunity to learn more about what makes their car special a type of peace of mind that help potential customers feel confident in their big investment. Take a look at the Mazda Experts Skyactiv Central hub at SportMazdaOrlando.com today, with more pages being added over the next week. While on the website, check out our new and pre-owned inventory as well as the many services our service department offers.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sport Mazda Wants A Picture Of Your Holiday Light Display With Our Car!

Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda’s custom wrapped Skyactiv Mazda3 has been popping up all around Orlando, Florida as part of a special game/promotion called “Sport Mazda Was There!” This holiday season, Sport Mazda would like to get a picture of our Mazda3 in front of the best and brightest Christmas light displays across Central Florida. We would like to share the picture of your display with our car on our Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook to give recognition of the effort and amazing work to make the holidays brighter. The top three pictures will award the people that recommended the displays a special prize. Contact Sport Mazda with your recommendations for Christmas light displays by visiting SportMazdaOrlando.com. For more information about the game, contact the Mazda Experts today!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mazda Extended Confidence: Covering You When You Need It Most

As a full-fledged Mazda dealership and service center in Orlando, Florida, Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda makes sure that you and your vehicle receives the attention and care to make sure you leave with peace of mind. New car owners usually tend to push maintenance problems to the back of their mind when they get behind their vehicle’s wheel for the first few months. After several years on the road, your car eventually begins to run progressively rougher as key parts and components are worn. That’s why Sport Mazda offers Mazda shoppers Mazda Extended Confidence.

Mazda Extended Confidence allows Mazda owners to take their vehicle in to any Mazda dealership nationwide for service and repair in the event a covered component is damaged. Using on Mazda Genuine Parts, your vehicle is in good hands for plenty of miles down the road. With differing levels of coverage, Mazda owners can pick the length of their plan to add up to 9 years or 100,000 miles to cover their parts in the event of a mechanical breakdown. For more information about Mazda Extended Total Confidence, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com today and find out how you can contact a Mazda Expert for more information on service plans offered at Sport Mazda.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mazda Driver's Seat App for the iPad

Keeping up with Mazda has never been easier, with the iPad exclusive Mazda Driver’s Seat app, you can stay connected to the latest news and media coming from Mazda USA. Quick access to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube give users the ability to easily read news and watch videos the moment they are uploaded. The Mazda Home page on the Driver’s Seat app give convenient access to useful tools such as local weather monitoring, alarm clock functionality, playlist management with Mazda TV commercial soundtracks, iCal sync ability, fast access to easily changeable settings. The Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda recommends all new Mazda owners to try this app to stay informed on the latest product announcements and ways to care for your vehicle. For more information about Mazda vehicles and maintenance, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Zoom-Zoom Magazine Goes Digital

Mazda customers and enthusiasts can be delighted to know that the Japanese automaker offers a paper-free digital version of their quarterly publication, “Zoom-Zoom Magazine.” The Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, Florida educate customers and auto shoppers that Mazda publishes a magazine that covers everything from promotions, new products, news stories about what Mazda USA is doing to promote new and current vehicles, and fun personal interest stories in each issue. With the switch to digital, Mazda has made their articles interactive with videos to help bring the story alive! Fun online games, free desktop wallpapers, and more can be found in each new issue. Visit ZoomZoomMag.com to read the newest and past issues of Zoom-Zoom magazine. For more information on Mazda vehicles, parts, andaccessories, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Drive a Mazda at the 2012 Central Florida International Auto Show!

Kicking off on Thanksgiving, November 22, the 2012 Central Florida International Auto Show returns to the Orange County Convention Center with a wide array of automakers bring their best. Attendees can participate in Mazda’s Ride & Drive Experience and get behind the wheel of a CX-9, CX-5, and Mazda3. The times and dates for the Mazda Ride & Drive Experience are: Novermber 22 from 12 noon to 6 PM, November 23 from 10 AM to 6 PM, November 24 from 10 AM to 6 PM, and November 25 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Test drivers can take the opportunity to visit Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda located a short drive away from the auto show to get a chance to test drive other Mazda’s such as the new Miata MX-5 and Mazda6. The knowledgeable Mazda Experts at Sport Mazda can walk you through the features and details of any Mazda on the lot and can answer any question you may have pertaining to Mazda vehicles. For more information, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com and for more about the 2012 Central Florida International Auto Show, visit their website.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Speedy Reliable Service at Sport Mazda

Mazda owners in the Central Florida area know to bring their vehicle to Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda for the best in thorough service. Our knowledgeable service professionals make your visit to the Sport Mazda Service Center in Orlando, Florida an experience that will help you understand how to keep your Mazda in top operating condition. The reviews our customers leave on our DealerRater page speaks volumes on the expertise and care that you can expect from a certified Mazda service specialist.
I received a postcard in the mail about a recall for my car. When I called to make an appointment instead of being confused about the recall, like some of the other dealers I talked with , they knew exactly what needed to be done and how long it would take.” – KarenAiello on 10/31/12

 “First issue with my mazda6. Brian got me in and out as promised. Great service, speedy and effective. The waiting area was nice too - free tea/coffee” – wbuonann on 10/31/12

 “Have been going to this dealership for 4 years with excellent service each time. Staff is knowledgable and friendly. This past week we got 4 new tires at an excellent price and prompt service.” – donheleng on 10/26/12
We take pride in the courteous and professional service our Service Specialists provide our customers every day. When you bring your vehicle to Sport Mazda, we will take care of your needs and take the time to educate you on the condition of your car with a Mazda Full Circle Service Report Card. Visit SportMazdaOrlando.com to schedule a service appointment or order parts and accessories for your Mazda today!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sport Mazda Was There!

Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda has been spreading the word about Skyactiv across the Greater Central Florida area by driving our custom wrapped Skyactiv Mazda3 around various landmarks. Customers that catch a glimpse of our mobile Skyactiv brochure should call the Orlando new Mazda dealership and report where they it to win a free oil change! We have already taken some great photos of the car at places like Universal Studios, Epcot, and the Amway Center with more visits in store to other locales in the future. For more information about this promotion, specials, and incentives, contact Sport Mazda by visiting SportMazdaOrlando.com

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Take the Nitrogen Challenge: Fill Your Tires With NitroFill!

Keeping your Mazda in top operating condition is more than just keeping up with your fluid changes and service visits. Monitoring the pressure in your tires can impact the performance and fuel economy of your vehicle. That’s why the Mazda service center at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda offers the best solution for keeping your tires healthy and inflated with NitroFill™. The benefits of filling your tires with nitrogen are too great to pass up. NitroFill™ will increase the life of your tires by 30%, improve fuel economy, reduce tire failure up to 50%, improves handling and braking, maintains proper tire pressure for a longer period of time, and reduces wheel corrosion.

Trusted by motorists for years, NitroFill™ is also the sole tire inflation product used by the United State Military for their fleet of B2 bombers. Compared to compressed air, nitrogen will not deteriorate the rubber in your tires, it is free of moisture, will not leak like oxygen, and is less susceptible to air loss with temperature changes. Next time you stop by Sport Mazda to have your vehicle serviced, ask for NitroFill™. Also, customers are now given a free membership to the NitroFill™ Auto Club when they have their tires inflated with NitroFill™! To find out more about maintenance products and services, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com. Our service specialists will take care of your vehicle and make sure you leave completely satisfied!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Scheduling Service Is a Breeze with the Sport Mazda iPhone and Droid Apps!

Central Florida Mazda owners can easily schedule service appointments using the Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda App available for iOS and Android devices. As a Mazda dealership and service center in Orlando, customers are able to use their iPhone or Droid device to call Sport Mazda or request roadside assistance with the touch of a button.  Schedule your next service visit on the app and see how fast a Sport Mazda service specialist contacts you to confirm your appointment.
Very easy to navigate and a user friendly interface.
On top of those features, we have included a VIN scanner, QR code reader, and a quote request for new or pre-owned vehicles. Use the Gas Buddy function to find the lowest gas prices in your area to save you money at the pump. Finally, you can access our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel to see announcements, news, and videos from Sport Mazda. Visit our SmartphoneApplications page on our website and use a QR scanner to download the app straight from the page or visit MySportiPhoneApp.com for the iPhone version or MySportAndroidApp.com for the Droid version. For more information about new or preowned Mazdas, accessories, and service, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com and learn how the Mazda Experts can help you today!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Mazda Dealership To End Your Indecisiveness!

As a Mazda dealership in Orlando, Florida, Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda understands the concerns new car customers may have when making a purchasing decision. That’s why we have made it easier for shoppers that are stuck between a Mazda or another manufacturers similarly classed vehicle to compare without leaving the comfort of your own home!

While the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 are in the same class of vehicle, you might need a comparison to see the real difference.

Knowledge is power and having that power with you on the showroom floor will help you make a wiser purchase. That is why we offer a simple to use online tool provided by ADVANTASTAR, an independent Automobile Research Agency, to help you compare the cars of your interest and see how they stack up against each other. Visit our Dare To Compare page on our website to begin comparing the vehicles that interest you and see how they stand against Mazda. For more information on Mazda vehicles, service, and parts, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com and see how a Mazda Expert can help you today!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Keeping Your Mazda Navigation System Up To Date

The Tom-Tom Navigation System of the 2013 Mazda CX-5 will take you where you need to go!

Whether you have a Tom-Tom or Denso GPS system in your Mazda, chances are that if it is older than a year, your map needs to be updated. Before contacting your Mazda dealership, you can check online for updates available to your model of Mazda. With over 2 million points of interest in the United States and Canada on the map, Mazda can help take you to the places you need to be and keeping up to date will give you more locations in your system. You can order the GPS update from your Mazda dealership or order it online from Mazda’s website. To find out more about your Mazda navigation system or other features, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com and see how a Mazda Expert can answer your questions and address your concerns.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Used Vehicle Protection Covers Your Investment at Sport Mazda

The Don Mealey Automotive Group believes that when you purchase a preowned vehicle that you should have the same protection that comes with a new car. That’s why Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda provides used car customers the peace-of-mind they deserve with the Don Mealey Auto Group Used VehicleProtection Plan. This comprehensive plan covers your investment in ways other dealerships do not guarantee. All protection plans come with a 30-day used car warranty, a multi-point vehicle inspection, reconditioning, a CarFax® vehicle history report, and an extended service plan. If you’re bringing in your old car to trade in, Sport Mazda will give a fair, honest appraisal and give you a cash offer, even if you choose not to buy a used car!

All used vehicles at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda come reconditioned making sure that you get an almost “new car” experience when you drive off the lot. With four dealerships in the Central Florida area, finding the preowned vehicle of your choice hasn’t been easier and we’ll even transfer the vehicle you are interested in to a Don Mealey dealership near you. Not only will we help you locate the used car you want, but we work with multiple financial institutions so you get the price and payment that fits in your budget. For more information on new and preowned Mazdas, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com to take a look at our online inventory and to contact a Mazda Expert today!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda Makes New and Used Auto Shopping A Breeze

Whether you are looking for a new or used Mazda in the Central Florida area, the Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, Florida have your back. Our customers appreciate the extra mile the Mazda Experts go to make sure your car shopping experience is a knowledgeable journey of new and used Mazdas. Below are some of the things our customers are saying about their auto buying experience on DealerRater.com.
I found the car I wanted online, and I was satisfied with the price. Victor was great to work with. He maintained contact, but was not pushy. Everyone I met at the dealership was helpful. I would definitely recommend Sport Mazda if you are in the market for a new Mazda.Kimchristou on 10/17/2012
My wife and I were looking for a reliable second vehicle. Capitol One was running a promotion connected with Sport Mazda so we set up an appointment with Beth Alvarez to look at some used vehicles. After researching online we decided that the 2011 Chevy HHR was what we wanted. After a test drive we were sold. Beth was very informative and friendly and made the whole process very easy. We were in and out in less than 4 hours!rbaggett on 10/20/2012
Words like these and more can be found on our DealerRater.com profile page. We value our customers experience through the many ways our Mazda Experts are able to serve their needs. To find out more about Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL or to take a look at our inventory of new and used vehicles, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com. The Mazda Experts are waiting to help you today!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sport Mazda Offers A Special Thanks For Our Veterans

Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL is appreciative of the courageous service and sacrifices our military veterans have made and would like to announce our new Military Appreciate Incentive Program. From now through January 2, 2013, qualifying military veterans receive $500 bonus cash on the purchase or lease of all 2012 and 2013 Mazda vehicles (excluding the Mazda3 “R” vehicles). The best thing about this program is that is CAN BE COMBINED with other offers! Whether it is customer cash back, owner loyalty, or other APR incentives, you still get the bonus $500 cash!

Active duty, reservists, and veterans/retirees (within 180 days of separation or retirement) from all branches qualify for this amazing bonus. Family members, including spouses and children, are not eligible for the program. For more information about the specifics of the Military Appreciation Incentive Program, please call 407-851-8510 and ask for Lenny Parnell or Jason Santiago. Visit SportMazdaOrlando.com to take a look at our inventory of new and used Mazda’s in the Central Florida area or to schedule a test drive today!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Simoniz Interior Protection For A Fresh New Mazda Feel For Years To Come

Car owners with kids know that their backseat runs the risk of spills and stains that can ruin the interior of your car and would need to be repaired or replaced. We talked about Simoniz’s exterior protection product called GlassCoat on Sunday, but did you know that Simoniz also has a product for interior protection as well? Simoniz uses Dupont Teflon Surface Protector to help protect your interior from food products, food dye, lipstick, makeup, vomit, crayons, urine, blood, ink and clothing dyes. If for any reason the interior protection fails, the warranty backing the Dupont Teflon Surface Protector will cover the cost of repair or reupholstering of your interior. During your repair, Simoniz will pay for a rental car for up to 10 days at $50 a day to cover your transportation needs. With a zero deductible for repairs, it is easy to see why Simoniz interior and exterior protection products have been trusted for years by many happy motorists. For more about vehicle protection products or Mazdas in general, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com. Visit the Mazda Experts in person at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL to see how they can assist your Mazda needs today.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Insuring The Shine: Protecting Your Car’s Coat of Paint

Florida drivers can testify to that annoying time of the year on all major highways in the sunshine state where flying specks with a death wish fly into oncoming traffic. Love bug season is that time of year where Florida drivers find themselves scrapping the remnants of these paint dissolving pests off the front of their cars but these are just one of the many threats to your cars coat of paint that you may not be ready to combat. Dealerships like Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL offer ways to make sure your car’s paint is protected and insured so you will maintain a sharp looking vehicle for many years.

GlassCoat by Simoniz are one of the best ways Mazda owners are able to protect their car’s exterior from various hazards. GlassCoat is a clear coat that reacts with hydrogen and oxygen to form a permanent glass-like coat unlike wax or polish which only lasts temporarily. Not only does it help protect your car from things like acid rain, tree sap, bird waste, hard water, UV damage, decaying insects, and ice melting agents, it will cover the repair and replacement of paint if it gets damaged unlike manufacturer warranties.

For more about products to protect your Mazda’s appearance, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com to find out how a Mazda Expert can help you today!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Alternative Maintenance: Other Options For Service Plans

When purchasing a new vehicle it is important to bear in mind that eventually you will need maintenance performed on your vehicle and those are future costs that are out of your control in determining how much you will have to spend. Most dealerships offer multiple ways to pay for your service upfront to cover several routine maintenance appointments. On Monday, we talked about how Mazda has a solution for customers called the Mazda Total Advantage which is a customizable service plan that helps lock customers in at a low price. Today, we are going to look at a non-manufacturer service plan offered by Zurich.

With Zurich, you are able to choose your plan by service intervals (3,000 miles, 3,750 miles, 5,000 miles, 7,500 miles, and 10,000 miles) or an annual contract ranging from one to five years. This service contract covers tire rotations, chassis lubrication, engine oil and filter change, fluid check and change, routine inspections, and more. Not only does it cover your service visit, but it comes with emergency roadside assistance including towing service, flat tire changes, gas and fluid delivery, and more. Companies like Zurich offer a great alternative service plan when customers pass on the manufacturers plan.

For more information about service plans, maintenance and service or anything Mazda, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hear From Customers What Makes Sport Mazda Your Next Mazda Dealership

At Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, we love hearing feedback from our customers so we can continue to provide the same great service expected from our Mazda Experts. Whether a customer stopped by for a routine maintenance visit or purchased a new or used Mazda, your comments in the end help us know if we did our job. Here are some of the great things our customers have to say about us!
The customer service they provide makes it a great experience. I've made my appointments they've always been prompt, courteous and my car was finished within the time he stated it would be. They are very friendly and I will continue to bring my car to them.” – Ort77on 10/2/2012
“First time at this dealer and the service was awesome. Donny made averything easy for me and the service was super quick! Thank you very much!” – claudialozano on 9/28/2012

Quick, careful, and courteous are some of the things you can expect from our service professionals!

“Fast, efficient and beyond helpful. I went in on a busy Saturday and had to work later that day. The whole mazda team stepped it up and got me in and out of there as quickly as they could, while being respectful, helpful and professional.” – kfl1321 on 10/1/2012 
“The total experience at Sport Mazda was incredible. I first called Barby about a Mazda Speed3, she told me to come in and test drive it. She was super friendly and her profesionalism was outstanding. When I got to the dealership I headed straight for the Speed3. Just looking around at the Speed3 and in seconds Edwin, one of the salesmen was there in a quick second. He knew the car inside out. We test drove it and immediately I knew this was for me. Barby & Edwin played a huge role in me actually purchasing the Speed3. I appreciated there willingness to help me out. They were outstanding! Best dealership experience ever. Thank you Barby & Edwin. Sincerely, Dereck.” – DereckMS3 on 9/12/2012
We are proud of our team of Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda and are confident in their Mazda expertise! Stop by today at 6239 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, FL to speak to a Mazda Expert and find out how they can help you with your Mazda needs. Visit SportMazdaOrlando.com for more information on services and sales.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Protect Your Investment With A Mazda Total Advantage Plan

Mazda owners have a bevy of options for helping them keep track of their vehicle’s maintenance intervals but did you know that you can cover the cost of your maintenance by locking into a Mazda Total Advantage plan? When you purchase a Mazda Total Advantage plan, you are pre-paying for Factory Recommended Scheduled Maintenance during the life of the plan which saves Mazda owners up to 25% by not paying for service visits separately. These service plans are available in annual terms ranging between one and five years in length and varying usage intervals according to your Mazda’s owner’s manual. For more information on Mazda Total Advantage plans, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com. For more information about service and plans for your Mazda, contact the Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

GAP Coverage Closes The Gap Between Debt and Equity

The first time driving your brand new Mazda off the dealership lot will be one of the gentlest times you will drive your car, and who can blame you? You just took out a loan to finance your dream car, so you will be determined to get the best bang for your buck! If you unfortunately experience the dramatic event of a total loss of your car by either theft or damage beyond repair, depending on how far into your loan you are, you may be losing out on value after paying a deductible to your insurance. GAP coverage takes care of that.

If your insurance company rules that your car is a total loss, GAP coverage will take care of the remainder of your loan after your insurance makes their payment. Your deductible may even be included in the balance! Coverage applies to loans up to $50,000. GAP coverage offers many excellent benefits including: maintaining your good credit, covering negative equity, one-time low cost, and if auto insurance isn’t in effect for the vehicle, GAP is still provided!

For more information about GAP coverage, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com. Contact Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL to learn more about GAP coverage and many other finance, maintenance, and coverage questions.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Knowing Your Mazda's Condition In Simple Terms

Getting your vehicle serviced at a Mazda dealership allows Mazda owners to have peace of mind knowing that their Mazda will be receiving the Mazda Full Circle Service inspection. After a routine service visit at your local Mazda dealership, your Mazda Service Specialist will give you a copy of the Mazda Full Circle Service Report Card. This form will indicate the condition of key components on your Mazda including fluid levels, tire pressure, brake pad condition.

This easy to use form will offer technical condition reports by grading it green, yellow or red. Anything marked green is in working order and will not wear out or need attention before the next scheduled service interval. Items marked yellow are showing signs of wear and will need attention during the next service interval but are not expected to fail between then. Finally, items marked red are in need of repair or replacement immediately to continue safe operation.

To schedule a service visit to have your Mazda treated to a Mazda Full Circle Service inspection, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

How dirty is your car's air filter? It may be affecting more than you think...

When was the last time you changed the air filter in your Mazda? Driving through rush hour traffic on the interstate or a dusty back road, the environment you drive in will affect the cleanliness of your air filter. The more dirt and debris that accumulates on your air filter will reduce air flow in your air conditioner which is a critical performance failure during the summer heat.

This is the average filter after 9,500 on the road. Day and night difference, huh?

Replacing your old air filter with the Mazda Cabin Air Filter will allow cool air flow that will trap allergens like dust, mold and pollens. You are guaranteed fresher, cleaner and healthier air. Mazda recommends that you have your air filter checked by a Certified Mazda Specialist every 12,000 miles or year, whichever comes first. For more about Mazda Cabin Air Filters and more, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How Your Tires Can Diagnose A Mechanical Problem

Don’t be a victim of a tire blowout on the highway. Knowing the condition of your tires is a key piece of info that lets you know if you are in for a safe drive. Mazda recommends drivers to inspect their tires at least once a month to help monitor wear and tear. A quick glance next time you stop to pump gas is all it really takes to inspect your tires. There are varying factors that can attribute to the wear and tear of your tires and knowing the patterns can help diagnose an issue with your tires or a mechanical problem with your vehicle.

What is your tire telling you? The wear and tear patterns on your tires can help you determine if you  have a mechanical problem or if you just simply need to put more air in them.

For more about tires on your Mazda and more, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com. Mazda Experts are available in person to help you at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Drive Smart, Stop Safe: Brakes Designed With You In Mind

Wet icy roads or a last minute merge in front of you causes you to slam your foot on the brakes. Are your brakes going to stop you in time? Knowing the quality of your brake pads and shoes should be near the top of your list when it comes to the safety factor of your vehicle. Using aftermarket brakes may not be the best option for your vehicle as is the case with Mazda.

Genuine Mazda brake pads and shoes are designed with Mazda vehicles in mind ensuring that they are the highest quality brakes available for your Mazda. Aftermarket brakes carry a few varying risks, one of them being stopping distance.

Mazda Genuine brake pads are the benchmark at 100%. Aftermarket "B" takes 55%
longer distance to stop than Mazda Genuine pads at 60 MPH. Information based on an independent study performed for Mazda Motor Corporation in February 2004.

If you would like to learn more about Genuine Mazda Parts or Value Products by Mazda, please visit SportMazdaOrlando.com or you can always stop by and meet the Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

When Do I Need To Replace My Mazda's Brake Pads?

Depending where you live, traffic sometimes has you tapping on the breaks from point A to point B. Knowing when your brake pads are worn and need to be replaced will save Mazda owners serious money on costly repairs to poorly maintained components.  There are several signs that begin to show when your brake pads need to be replaced/repaired that we have provided below:
  • Hearing a squealing or grinding noise while braking
  • Poor effectiveness when pressing the brake pedal
  • Longer stopping distances
  • Pulling to one side when braking
If your Mazda is currently experiencing any of the factors above, your brakes need to be checked.  Take your Mazda to your local Mazda dealership to have a Mazda Certified Service Technician perform a diagnostic. During a normal routine full service visit, your Mazda Certified Service Technician will provide a copy of a Full Circle Service Report Card which will give a detail rundown of your vehicles current status with various components. One of these components is a brake report and will look like the example below.

The Full Circle Service Report Card includes the status of your brakes, tires, battery and more.
To schedule a service appointment with a Master Mazda Certified Service Technician, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com. The Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL will be able to help your Mazda needs and concerns.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

One of The Many Ways A Mazda Expert Can Help You

The information shared on this blog is provided by the Mazda Experts at Don Mealey's Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL just 1 mile north of the Florida Mall. Mazda owners in the Central Florida area can speak to our Mazda Experts in person where they will do everything they can to make sure you have a great experience. Here is what one of our customers recently said about us on DealerRater:
"This was my second trip to Sport Mazda for service on my car and I wasn't disappointed. Even though they were obviously swamped with customers Brian made sure to take his time talking to me. He also worked with me to make sure the quote I received last time I was at Mazda was the price on the invoice. Not many people would do that. It shows how much Sport Mazda actually cares for their customers, not just their bottom line." - danieldansby on 9/2/2012
Located at 6239 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, FL, the Mazda Experts at Sport Mazda are set on making your visit a satisfying experience by taking care of any questions and concerns. Visit SportMazdaOrlando.com to see how a Mazda Expert can help you today or to schedule a service appointment with a Mazda Certified Service Expert.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sirius XM Trial Expired In Your Mazda? Here's How To Continue Enjoying Your Satellite Radio

Many Mazdas come equipped with satellite radio functionality with SiriusXM. When you purchase a new Mazda, you get a free trial of SiriusXM satellite radio for you to enjoy at your convenience. When the trial expires and you decide to upgrade to a paid subscription, it only takes a few simple steps to activate a new subscription plan. The following steps will help you activate your new subscription on your satellite radio:

  1. Have your radio ID ready. To find it, tune your satellite radio to channel 0 where it will then display your radio ID.
  2. Set your satellite radio to channel 1 and request a signal by either calling 1-866-635-8634 and following the instructions or visit the SiriusXM website.

If your trial has run out, you will need to set up a new subscription. You can visit the SiriusXM website where all you will need is your radio ID, as described in step 1, or your Mazda's VIN and your zip code. It's just that simple to get set up with a continuing subscription plan after your trial ends. To learn more about Mazdas, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com or meet our Mazda Experts in person at Don Mealey's Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

What exactly does "Skyactiv" mean?

Synergy is a word that is a combination of synchronized and energy which means working together towards a goal that is not independently obtainable. Mazda owners may think of a different word when it comes to synergy, Skyactiv. Mazda's Skyactiv technology is a blanket term for the next-generation of vehicular innovations being developed today by Mazda. When it comes to the engine, transmission, chassis, and body, these components have been designed to work together in a synchronous state offering drivers an ideal ride. Keeping the environment, energy consumption, economics, and performance in mind, Mazda created the name Skyactiv to reflect Mazda's desire to achieve progress in those factors. To learn more about Mazda Skyactiv techonology and how to test drive a Skyactiv Mazda 3 or CX-5, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com or meet our Mazda Experts in person at Don Mealey's Sport Mazda in Orlando,FL.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2012 Mazda CX-7 Bluetooth Setup

2012 Mazda CX-7 owners are able to sync their bluetooth enabled electronics such as the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones or MP3 player to their vehicle. We have provided a video tutorial so you will be able to get the most of your 2012 Mazda CX-7 with the convenience of bluetooth pairing. For more on Mazdas, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com or visit our Mazda Experts in person at Don Mealey's Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Getting Your Mazda Serviced At A Dealership

Keeping your Mazda serviced and well maintained is one way to ensure it has a long life on the road ahead. The time will come when your Mazda will need to receive some type of maintenance and deciding whether to do it at a Mazda dealership or a big brand fix-all chain auto shop. The Mazda Experts at the LivingWithMyMazda.com blog would like to offer you a glimpse of what you will get if you visit a Mazda dealership to get your vehicle serviced.

The dealership featured in the video is Don Mealey's Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL and home of the Mazda Experts! If you have any questions, comments, or conerns about Mazda's or getting your Mazda serviced, please visit SportMazdaOrlando.com to see how a Mazda Expert can help you today.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Navigating The 2012 Mazda 3 Navigation System Interface

Have a trip coming up? Going across town to an unfamiliar area? If your 2012 Mazda 3 came with a navgation system, chances are that you have used it in one of those situations. This instructional video reviews the GPS navigation interface on the 2012 Mazda Skyactiv 3. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Mazda's in general, please visit the Mazda Experts at SportMazdaOrlando.com. You can always come visit our Mazda Experts in person at Sport Mazda in Orlando, FL.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Getting To Know Your 2012 Mazda 3 Audio System

One of the most enjoyable aspects in driving any car is being able to listen to your favorite music on the go. With the 2012 Mazda 3's audio system, you are more in control of your audio experience in you car, and depending on the type of audio system option installed in your car, the settings feel virtually endless. This may seem like a slice of cake to some people, but others may need a bit of a guide to introduce them to these features in their new 2012 Skyactiv Mazda 3. We have provided this handy instructional video that explains how to change the settings and what they do for your 2012 Mazda 3's audio system.If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Mazda's in general, please visit the Mazda Experts at SportMazdaOrlando.com to learn more about how we can address your automotive needs.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Operating the 2012 Mazda 3 Keyless Entry and Engine Start Feature Demonstration

The keyless entry and engine start feature on the 2012 Skyactiv Mazda 3 adds convenience and control with the push of a button. This video throroughly demonstrations how to operate the keyless system for your brand new 2012 Mazda 3. If you have any questions, problems, comments, or concerns about Mazda's, please visit us today at SportMazdaOrlando.com to learn more about how we can serve your Mazda needs.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

2012 Skyactiv Mazda 3 Bluetooth Pairing Tutorial

Here is a video explaining how to sync your blue tooth to your cell phone in the 2012 Skyactiv Mazda 3 brought to you by the Mazda Experts at Sport Mazda in Orlando. The all new Skyactiv Mazda 3 Grand Touring and iTouring Model includes state of the art technology for syncing iPhone and Android smart phones for both hands free use and mp3 music playback. If your have further questions, problems or concerns, visit us today at www.sportmazdaorlando.com to learn more about how we can help you with all your current and future Mazda Vehicle Needs.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ask the Mazda Experts at Sport Mazda - 2013 CX-5 Bluetooth Set Up

This crossover doesn't compromise on technology. The Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System pumps crisp sound through nine different speakers, while the Bluetooth® hands-free system streams audio and phone calls, all at the touch of a steering-wheel-mounted button. See more of the advanced tech features packed into the all-new Mazda CX-5

This CX-5 Bluetooth Setup Video Tutorial is brought to you be your Mazda Experts at Sport Mazda of Orlando.