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Summer is the time that everything is green and growing. The warmer weather and sunshine mean fresh produce is being grown locally and available to you! A great place to find some of this fresh produce and enjoy some of the beautiful Saturday mornings of summer is the farmers market! Rochester has their very own farmers market with plenty to offer, keep reading below to learn more! 

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Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

Farmers Markets are a great place to get out and enjoy, even if you are not looking to buy anything. The Rochester Farmers Market consists of only local vendors who are from within 50 miles of Rochester. This is a great way to support the local growers, producers and bakers!

The farmers market is open every Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. May through October. Rain or shine, the market will be open with plenty to browse through! If you have never been to a farmer’s market and are not sure what to expect, we will give you some ideas! Some of the vendor categories that you will find at the market include produce, meats, dairy and eggs, flowers and bedding plants, baked goods, specialty products and concessions. Along with these types of vendors, live music is also common! Local musicians get to show off their talents, and you could too!

If you live close to the Rochester area and are interested in being a vendor for the Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, click here! The market also always looking for sponsors or donations. Becoming a sponsor for the Rochester Farmers Market is a great way to advertise your business and support the mission that they are following. There are plenty of different sponsorship levels to choose from depending on what type of business you own.

Be sure to go check out the local farmers market before the end of October to support the local farmers! Rochester Mazda is a proud member of the Rochester community. To learn more about our available inventory visit our website or contact us!

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The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is here and what better way to see it for yourself than to check out this interactive 360° video from Mazda? This video features the Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring trim level with Lux Suede® trim and leather upholstery. Click around on the video to see more!

For more Mazda CX-3 info, check out our blog! 

Use this interactive video to check out the interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-3!

2019 CX-3 | Interior 360º | Mazda USA - YouTube

Be sure to stop by Rochester Mazda today to view our Mazda inventory or contact us with any questions!

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You always hear people ask if a vehicle has all-wheel drive, or you hear them make the comment that a car offers all-wheel drive like it is a good thing, but what does that really mean? Having all-wheel drive, or AWD and be beneficial for a lot of people compared to front-wheel drive (FWD). Is it necessary though? Keep reading below to learn more about each drive style and find one that is right for your lifestyle!

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Front-Wheel Drive

Majority of vehicles today are built standard with FWD. FWD means that all the engine’s power is sent to power the front wheels only. Having a vehicle with front-wheel-drive is generally the cheaper option. They are cheaper at initial purchase as well as cheaper to maintain. The simple system is lighter than all-wheel drive which means it should get better gas mileage as well.

This system works perfectly fine for drivers who mostly only drive in dry or rainy conditions. FWD cars do not handle as well in snow or other heavy weather because if one of the powered wheels loses traction, there is only one other one front wheel to catch a grip again. FWD can be beneficial when driving up hills since the weight of the engine is positioned over the front two wheels.

All-Wheel Drive

If a vehicle has AWD it means that all wheels receive power, not just the front two like FWD. This is very beneficial when driving in snow or other rough weather conditions, or when traveling off the main road. AWD handles better because all four wheels are working to grab traction instead of just two.

Although AWD is likely to get the job done, it is a heavier and more complex system which means that the vehicle is not likely to get as good as gas mileage. Along with good performance also comes a fair price, too.

All in all, the type of drive style that your car has depends on your lifestyle and where you live. For some people, FWD is all that they need, while for others, AWD is a must. Be sure to check out our website to find out which vehicles we have to offer that are available in AWD. Contact us with any questions you might have!

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If you want a vehicle that not only looks good to you but also catches the eyes of others, then you should check out the 2019 Mazda CX-3. The Mazda CX-3 allows drivers to choose between three different trim levels. Each one offering a different set of features while maintaining the impressive efficiency. We know that performance is important, but so are looks. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 has the looks you desire as well as the colors to compliment it. Keep reading below to learn more about the different color options found on the 2019 Mazda CX-3!

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Exterior Paint Options for the 2019 Mazda CX-3

Like we said, looks are important, right? If they are to you, especially on your car, then check out these color options of the 2019 Mazda CX-3. This model is offered in an impressive eight different options to choose from. Upon these eight colors are Ceramic Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Jet Black Mica. Keep reading to view the rest of the color options for the 2019 Mazda CX-3.

Machine Grey Metallic

Deep Crystal Blue Mica

Ceramic Metallic

                     Eternal Blue Mica

                     Jet Black Mica

Snowflake White Pearl Mica

Soul Red Metallic

Titanium Flash Mica

2019 Mazda CX-3 Interior Options

When it comes to interior comfort, everyone has their own preference. Mazda offers drivers the choice between four different interior options. These options include Black Cloth, Black Leatherette, Black Leather and Black/Parchment Leather. This mixed variety offers every driver to find what they are looking for.

The Mazda CX-3 is a great size vehicle for multiple occasions and the 2019 model has more to offer than ever before. If the 2019 Mazda CX-3 caught your eye, be sure to stop by Rochester Mazda today to learn more about it. A member of our team is always happy to help assist you, so be sure to contact us with any questions!

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Do you enjoy spending time in the outdoors, especially when the weather is nice and the days are long? Camping just might be the answer for you! Camping is a great way to get away for a little vacation and relax all while enjoying nature. We put together a few campgrounds for you to check out this summer when you need a little getaway. Keep reading below to learn where they are!

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3 Campgrounds to Check Out This Summer
Ferguson’s Wille Creek

This quiet and peaceful campground may just be the perfect little getaway that is close to home. Located right in Rochester, you could head over for a short weekend visit or make a longer trip out of it. The sites are spacious, and pets are welcome. There are different sizes to fit your accommodations and can be booked by day, week or month. To learn more about Ferguson’s, click here!

Brookside Campground

This campground is a great place to take the family. The friendly staff and family atmosphere will make you feel at home and enjoy your time. While staying at the Brookside Campground, there are a variety of events that are hosted to keep you entertained. Along with the events, the campground also offers a variety of different types of sites, water, electricity, bathrooms and much more. If you’re looking for a fun experience, check out Brookside here!

Valleyview Campground

Service is everything and the hosts of Valleyview Campground will not let you down with their friendliness. This little friendly area offers electric and water sites as well as tent sites. Located in Preston, MN, it is just a short drive away. To make a reservation at Valleyview, click here!

Rochester Mazda is a proud member of the Rochester community. Be sure to view our website to check out our inventory or contact us with any questions!

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Has Mazda ever let you down before? Well, that’s not going to change now with what the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has to offer. There is something for everyone with all the features found in the 2018 CX-9. Keep reading below to learn more about standout features that can be found on the 2018 Mazda CX-9!

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Standout Features of the 2018 CX-9

Features always carry a lot of the “hype” that goes along with a new vehicle. The curiosity in us wants to know what the latest and greatest is and where we can find it. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is where! This blog highlights a few of the standout features found on the 2018 CX-9.

With the three rows of seating and comfort, there is plenty of room for you to travel with your friends and family or pack all your gear for your next adventure making it the perfect vehicle for any trip. The driver seat of the CX-9 was built with the driver in mind. Everything that drivers will need is easily within reach and easy to use while also keeping a sophisticated look. The touchscreen MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system can also be operated with the intuitive Commander control that is next to the shifter.

The newly improved and quieter cabin of the CX-9 is home to an available 12-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround Sound System. This sound system allows all passengers in the 2018 CX-9 to hear the audio clearly to enhance the experience.

Another impressive feature of the 2018 CX-9 is the available i-ACTIVSENSE®. This suite includes Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart City Brake Support, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Smart Brake Support, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-Keep Assist, Adaptive Front-Lighting System, High Beam Control, Distance Recognition Support System and Traffic Sign Recognition. Each of these features is meant to assist drivers as they focus on driving.

Interested in the 2018 Mazda CX-9? Stop by Rochester Mazda today and talk to a member of our team or contact us with any questions!

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Washing your car is important for many reasons. Regularly washing your vehicle will help it keep longer as well as prevent rust and protect the paint. Since it is crucial for prolonging your car, it’s important to know how to properly wash your vehicle.

Stopping at a car wash on a regular basis can get a little bit pricey so we’ve prepared a few steps to help you properly wash your car to keep it clean and protected. Keep reading below for some helpful steps and tips!

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Helpful Tips for Washing Your Car

When preparing to wash your vehicle, make sure that the body is not hot from just running or sitting directly in the sun. A hot exterior will cause it to dry faster leaving streaks and unwanted marks. Also, be sure to use soap that is meant for cleaning cars as it will not remove protective coatings. Lastly, be sure to have clean supplies. Make sure your sponge, water and buckets are all clean and free of dirt before you begin. Follow the easy steps below to get your vehicle looking shiny and new!

  1. First, start with washing the tires and rims. Scrub them free of all dirt and build up with a wheel cleaner that works for both coated wheels and rubber.
  2. Rinse the entire vehicle with water. Spraying off the vehicle before adding any soap will help to remove loose debris that could potentially scratch the paint once you start scrubbing.
  3. Begin washing the car in sections with your designated soap. Start at the top and work your way down being sure to stick to one designated area at a time while working the soap into a lather. Doing this will allow you to have plenty of time to rinse that section before the soap dries. When washing the vehicle, be sure to rinse out and clean sponge regularly to avoid dirt build up.
  4. Once you have finished washing each section of the car, give the whole thing a good rinse.
  5. After the vehicle is rinsed off, it is time to dry it. There is a variety of drying tools out there from cloth towels to water blades. No matter which tool you choose, dry the windows and mirrors first to ensure a clear view. Then proceed to the body of the vehicle.
  6. Finally, wax your car for an extra layer of protection. Wax will protect against fading as well as give it a little bit more protection from anything else that it encounters.

We hope these tips were helpful! Rochester Mazda wants you to get the most out of your vehicle and look good while doing it. Stop by Rochester Mazda today to view our inventory or contact us with any questions!

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Wouldn’t be perfect if you could find a car that was the right size for you, had all the features that you were looking for and was reliable? Well, before you give up on finding this perfect vehicle, you might want to check out the 2018 Mazda CX-9. Not only does this midsize crossover SUV seat seven passengers and have available I-ACTIV AWD®, it is also offered in four different trim levels.

Not convinced yet that the 2018 CX-9 is a great option? Continue reading to learn about the four different trim levels and some of their standout features!

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Trim Levels and Features of the 2018 Mazda CX-9

The four trim levels that the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is offered in are the Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and the Signature. The first three trim levels are standard with FWD with available AWD while the CX-9 Signature is standard in AWD and is not available in FWD. Below is a list of the four different trim levels and some of their standout features.

  • Sport – Dual exhaust outlets, Hill launch assist, MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment System, 60/40 split fold-down and reclining 2nd-row seats, 50/50 split fold-down 3rd-row seats
  • Touring – Heated outside mirrors, Lane Departure Warning, Smart Brake Support, 8″ full-color touchscreen display, Mazda Advanced Keyless entry and start system, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Grand Touring – 20″ aluminum-alloy wheels, power sliding-glass moonroof with sunshade, Mazda Navigation System, driver’s power seat memory, front parking and rear back up sensors
  • Signature – LED signature grille accent lighting, Auburn Nappa leather seating and trim, Genuine Rosewood inlays, leather-wrapped steering wheel with unique stitching

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 has many more features to offer drivers in the Rochester area than what is listed above. Check out our inventory to learn more about what Rochester Mazda has to offer or contact us and a member of our team will be happy to answer your questions!

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Safety ratings are one of the first things that shoppers will look for when purchasing a new car. We want a car that’s not only going to get us where we want to go, but also will protect us in case of an accident. Automotive makers have been continuously improving vehicles as well as their safety features to keep all drivers on the road safer. Keep reading to learn more about the safety features that the 2018 Mazda CX-3 has to offer!

For more information on the Mazda CX-3, check out our blog!

2018 CX-3 Safety Features

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 has the available i-ACTIVSENSE® from Mazda. The i-ACTIVSENSE® is a suite of technologies used to keep you safe behind the wheel while you focus on driving. Included in the i-ACTIVSENSE® package is:

  • High Beam Control – This system monitors oncoming traffic and switches between low and high beams for drivers to maximize their opportunities to use high beams.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert – This system can detect when a vehicle is approaching from the side to alert the driver not to back up.
  • Lane Departure Warning System – When traveling at speeds of 37 mph or higher, this system will detect when your vehicle is about to unintentionally depart from its lane.
  • Lane-Keep Assist – Once the Lane Departure Warning System detects an unintentional departure from a lane, Lane-Keep Assist will perform minor steering corrections to help guide your vehicle back to the correct lane.
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System – These adaptive front lights will help drivers to see around corners during the night.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring – This system will show you when there is a vehicle in your blind spot to keep you from switching lanes.
  • Smart City Brake Support – When traveling between speeds of 2 and 18 mph, this system prepares your vehicle for sudden stopping by adjusting the brake pads closer to the disc.
  • Smart Brake Support – When traveling above 10 mph, Smart Brake System will alert the driver when immediate braking is necessary and will apply the brakes if no action is taken.
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control – This system monitors the distance of the vehicle in front of you and will manage your speed to keep you at a safe distance.

Be sure to check out all of our Mazda inventory! We offer a variety of services, contact a member of our team with any questions!

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All-wheel drive is a very useful feature for drivers driving in bad weather conditions or for those looking to tow and travel off-road. It’s always better to have the option to switch to AWD than to find yourself in a situation where you need it and don’t have it. This being said, you will be happy to know that the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has available all-wheel drive.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is offered in three different trim levels – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. All three of these models have available i-ACTIV AWD for drivers who would like it. Keep reading to learn more about the power and performance of the 2018 CX-5.

For more information on the Mazda CX-5, check out our blog!

2018 CX-5 Power and Performance

Both the front-wheel and all-wheel-drive systems for the 2018 Mazda CX-5 are powered by a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The transmission for the CX-5 is a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode and manual-shift ability.

The estimated fuel economy for the CX-5 with the standard front-wheel drive is 25 and 31 miles per gallon for city and highway. For the all-wheel-drive option, the estimated fuel economy is 24 and 30 miles per gallon for city and highway.

Mazda CX-5 Features

Some additional features of the 2018 CX-5 include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Front-Lighting, Lane Departure Warning and much more.

The technology found in the Mazda CX-5 is top-of-the-line and will keep drivers feeling at one with their SUV with the touch of a finger. The MAZDA CONNECT touchscreen infotainment system is home to many functions making it easy for drivers to access and still be focused on the road ahead.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is available at Rochester Mazda and can be viewed here in our inventory. Stop by today to talk to a member of our team or contact us with any questions.

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