Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category
What can I do after my Mazda lease ends?
If you have been leasing a sedan, hatchback or crossover SUV from Bert Ogden Mazda in Edinberg, we hope you’ve enjoyed all of the benefits that came with it. But, if time on the term is running short, you might be wondering, ‘What can I do after my Mazda lease ends?’ Don’t worry, the experts working in our showroom are ready to help. Basically, when your Mazda lease comes to an end, you have three basic options: Turn your vehicle in, purchase your vehicle or extend your lease. Our finance team helped put this guide together to help customers start to think about their next step. Let’s see what they came up with. (more…)
Which Mazda vehicles can be used for Uber?
Ridesharing applications, like Uber, have been great for just about everyone who needs a ride somewhere or wants to earn some extra money. If you’re a vehicle owner, you can put your new sedan or SUV to work by having it help you pay some bills. So, if you’re interested in getting into the gig economy, you might be wondering, ‘Which Mazda vehicles can be used for Uber?’ Like a lot of things, there is some good news and bad news. The good news is that most new Mazda vehicles will be eligible to be used as an Uber vehicle. The bad news is that you might not have one in your driveway, yet. Let’s take a look. (more…)
Three signs a car might be a lemon
One of the biggest fears any car buyer faces is that they are going to stuck with a vehicle that was not sold as advertised – a lemon, using industry parlance. The stock of pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs available at Bert Ogden Mazda in Edinburg are thoroughly inspected to ensure that our customers are always getting something that will be safe and reliable. While we do the hard work of making sure everything is up to par, this can’t be said for everybody that sells used vehicles. A group of product experts and service technicians got together to identify the top three signs a car might be a lemon. Let’s take a look at what they came up with. (more…)
How do I keep my dog/cat calm during fireworks?
With the Fourth of July about a week away, a lot of us are gearing up to catch a fireworks show or two. However, not everyone in the family is going to reach that level of excitement. Across the country, animal shelters and rescue organizations get really busy this time of year because our furry, four-legged friends are scared of the booms and run away. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I keep my dog/cat calm during fireworks’ a few members of the Bert Ogden Mazda in Edinburg team got together to share some of their best tips and tricks. Hopefully, this will allow everyone to have a pleasant time during the holiday weekend. (more…)
Is it easy to put car seats in the 2019 Mazda6?
There is an infinite number of joys to be found in being a parent. Almost nobody would say installing car seats in the backseat of a vehicle is found on that list. However, some vehicles make it easier than others. So, is it easy to put car seats in the 2019 Mazda6? According to some recently released information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the new Mazda6 certainly ranks pretty high in the narrow category. The IIHS has been releasing important information about passenger vehicles for several years now with a focus on crash testing. However, knowing that it will be more convenient to safely install car seats for kids should really be a game-changer for Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg customers. (more…)
Which Mazda Crossover SUVs have the most passenger/cargo space near Edinburg, TX?
If you’re a regular visitor to the Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg Blog, you know that our product experts are really quite smitten with each and every crossover SUV that is currently for sale or lease in the showroom. All three 2019 options, the Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9, are well-equipped, very efficient for their respective industry segment and can be outfitted with the automaker’s all-wheel-drive system. However, the question our team keeps getting is, ‘Which Mazda crossover SUVs have the most passenger/cargo space near Edinburg, TX?’ This is such a common inquiry that a few of the product experts got together and wrote up this handy guide that should make finding the best Mazda crossover SUV for your needs much easier. (more…)
Mazda SUVs with all-wheel-drive and 20 mpg near Hildago County, TX
The lineup of Mazda crossover SUVs available at the Bert Ogden Mazda showroom covers a lot of ground. Sharp handling, advanced technology and fuel economy are just a few of the elements that bind the automaker’s entire lineup together. If you’ve settled on this competitive automotive industry class and you’re looking for Mazda SUVs with all-wheel-drive and 20 mpg near Hildago County, TX, Bert Ogden Mazda has several options that you should definitely consider. The 2019 models of the Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 are all available right now and each of them can be outfitted with the Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® system. Customers can schedule a test drive with one of our product experts today by calling, 833-296-6802. (more…)
Is it illegal to text-and-drive in Texas?
It seems like every generation of drivers has their pet peeves. For the 21st century, seeing someone looking at their smartphone and not the road is likely at the top of most peoples’ lists. Even with all of the focus on trying to break bad distracting driving habits today, we still occasionally get asked, ‘Is it illegal to text-and-drive in Texas?’ Well, as of Sept. 1, 2017, yes, it is. It might seem like the Bert Ogden Blog is a little late to the party, but this question comes up so much in the showroom and out in the world, that we thought we’d do our part to try to get accurate information out there to prevent a traffic ticket — or worse. (more…)
How Close Can I Park to a Fire Hydrant in Texas?
Whether you have been driving for years or are just getting started out on the road, there are a few laws and rules about parking that can get a little fuzzy. You might be wondering how close you can park to a fire hydrant. Can you park near a traffic sign? Can you park in areas with no parking signs? This guide from Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg is going to break down some of the basic rules and regulations about parking in Texas.
How to Set Up Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ in the Mazda CX-9
Staying connected while on the road is made easier than ever thanks to Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ in the 2019 Mazda CX-9. Setting up these systems is quick and easy thanks to the user-friendly MAZDA CONNECT™ interface in the CX-9. Use this guide to learn how to set up Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ in the Mazda CX-9.