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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.