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How to Set the Height on Mazda Power Liftgate

If your garage has low ceilings there is nothing more frustrating than getting home to unload a trunk full of groceries and your rear liftgate hits the ceiling when it opens. Mazda solves this issue by offering a Rear Power Liftgate with programmable height adjustment on the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9. This setting allows you to control how far your liftgate opens so you don’t bump the ceiling and also so that it doesn’t open out of reach. But how do we set the height on a Mazda power liftgate? Keep reading to find out.

Read more: Mazda CX-5 Named a Best New Car By Good Housekeeping

Set Your Mazda SUV’s Rear Power Liftgate 
  1. Turn on your Mazda and keep the gear shift in “Park”
  2. Open the liftgate using the interior button, key fob button, or button on liftgate
  3. Once the liftgate is fully open pull it down to your desired height
  4. When you have adjusted the liftgate to your desired height, press and hold the button on the liftgate until it beeps twice
  5. Press the liftgate button again to close the trunk fully
  6. Test the setting by pressing one of the liftgate buttons again
  7. The liftgate will now open to your desired height
How Can I Reset My Mazda Power Liftgate Setting?
  1. Turn on your Mazda and keep the gear shift in “Park”
  2. Open the trunk using the interior liftgate button, key fob button, or button on liftgate
  3. Once the trunk is open press and hold the button on the liftgate
  4. The liftgate will beep – keep holding until it beeps again
  5. The height setting is now reset and the liftgate will open fully to its default height when opened again

Read more: 2019 Mazda CX-9 Engine Specs and Power Ratings

The Mazda Rear Power Liftgate on the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 helps you out when the liftgate opens out of reach by allowing you to set how far it opens. This guide will help you set just how far your trunk opens so it doesn’t keep bumping the garage ceiling every time it opens. Visit the Serra Mazda online inventory to find your next Mazda SUV today.

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2019 Mazda6 LATCH System Earns Top IIHS Safety Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the 2019 Mazda6 its top rating for the LATCH ease-of-use category. LATCH, or Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, helps to make child restraint installation easier while minimizing errors. Learn more about the Mazda6 LATCH system and its other safety features below.

Read more: How Powerful is the 2019 Mazda6?

Mazda6 LATCH System 

Mazda engineers their vehicles with every passenger in mind and the LATCH system helps make sure drivers are installing their child restraint systems without any errors. The IIHS awarded this system in the MAZDA6 with a Good+ rating, which is the top rating they offer. To earn a Good+ rating, the system must provide additional LATCH-equipped seating positions, the lower anchors must be easy to maneuver around, the required force for attaching the seat connector to the lower anchors is less than 40 pounds, the tether anchors are positioned on the vehicle’s rear deck or in the middle of the seatback, and there is no other hardware around the area of the tether anchor that could be confused for a tether anchor.

2019 Mazda6 Safety Systems

In addition to the LATCH system in every 2019 Mazda6 model, this Mazda lineup offers a suite of i-ACTIVSENSE® safety features. i-ACTIVSENSE® features ensure every passenger is kept safe throughout every drive in the 2019 Mazda6. Features in the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite include Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Brake Support, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go.

Read more: Most Fuel-Efficient Mazda Vehicles for Rideshare

If your family is looking for a new sedan, consider the lineup of 2019 Mazda6 models at Serra Mazda in Trussville, AL. You can visit our online inventory and view all of our in-stock models or you can stop by in person to test drive any of our available vehicles.

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Updating and Using Apple CarPlay in 2019 Mazda6

Mazda continues to release high-tech vehicles that feature all of the latest technologies and the 2019 Mazda6 is no exception. The 2019 Mazda6 lineup includes five trim levels – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature – and four come standard with Apple CarPlay technology. Aside from the base Sport trim, all Mazda6 models will allow you to access all of your favorite iPhone apps right on the Mazda Connect home screen. Keep reading to learn how to use Apple CarPlay in your new 2019 Mazda6. 

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How to Use Apple CarPlay in Your Mazda

To connect your iPhone to your 2019 Mazda6, turn your vehicle on and leave it in park with the parking brake engaged. Use a lightning cable, the cable that came with your iPhone, to connect your phone to the USB port marked with a smartphone icon. You can now access Apple CarPlay on your Mazda Connect screen by pressing and holding the HOME button on your center console, tilting the Commander knob to highlight and select the Apple CarPlay logo in the top left of the screen, or using the Commander knob to select Apple CarPlay from the applications list.

Does Apple CarPlay Need to Update?

As Apple releases updates to the Apple CarPlay system you may start to wonder how you can upgrade your vehicle’s system to the latest version. Apple makes it easy by putting all CarPlay updates on your iPhone’s software updates. That means that for you to get the latest version of CarPlay all you need to do is update your iPhone to the latest iOS version.

Customize Mazda6 Apple CarPlay Apps

When your iPhone is connected to Apple CarPlay, all the available apps you have will be displayed on the Mazda Connect home screen. To add new apps, remove unwanted apps, or customize the app layout, open the settings page on your iOS device. Once in your iPhone’s settings, go to “General”, press “CarPlay”, select your vehicle, then use the delete or add buttons to remove apps or add new ones to your vehicle. You can also tap and drag apps to change the order in which they are displayed on your vehicle’s screen. Not all iPhone apps are currently supported by the Apple CarPlay system.

Read more: 2019 Mazda6 Power and Engine Specs

Find your next Mazda6 in the Serra Mazda online inventory today!

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Interior and Exterior Color Options

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF combines style and luxury to create the sleekest roadster on the market. This two-seater is a head-turner in each of its seven different exterior color options, but no roadster is complete without an interior full of luxurious seating and soft-touch accents. The MX-5 Miata RF offers four different interiors to compliment every exterior available. Take a look below to see all of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF interior and exterior color options to help you choose the MX-5 Miata RF model that’s right for you. 

Read more: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Interior Dimensions and Cargo Volume

MX-5 Miata RF in Machine Gray Metallic

MX-5 Miata RF in Soul Red Crystal Metallic

MX-5 Miata RF in Snowflake White Pearl Mica

MX-5 Miata RF in Arctic White

MX-5 Miata RF in Ceramic Metallic

MX-5 Miata RF in Eternal Blue Mica

MX-5 Miata RF in Jet Black Mica

Black Cloth/Red Stitching

Black Leather with Red Accent Stitching

Sport Tan Leather

Auburn Nappa Leather

Read more: Standard Features for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The perfect two-seat roadster can be found in Trussville, AL at Serra Mazda. Check out our online inventory to view our lineup of MX-5 Miata vehicles and be sure to book a test drive to experience the freedom this Mazda has to offer.

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Father’s Day 2019 Events in Trussville AL

There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day this year than enjoying a local event in the Trussville, AL area. But what events are happening this year? Father’s Day is coming up quickly, so we at Serra Mazda have put together this guide to some of the Father’s Day 2019 events happening in Trussville, AL. Keep reading to see where you can celebrate with your dad this year.

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Eat Drink Ride Father’s Day Food Tour

When: June 15 | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Brookwood Village | 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209

Event Info: Board the food tour party bus and much on small plates from five different Birmingham restaurants. Dine and laugh with comedienne Joy King as you enjoy drinks and food from local eateries. Visit the event’s webpage for more information about the event and tickets. 

Father’s Day Weekend 2019 at the Zoo

When: June 15 & 16 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Birmingham Zoo | 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223

Event Info: Spend Father’s Day weekend surrounded by exotic animals as you create memories to look back on at the Birmingham Zoo. Every paying adult guest will receive a free child’s admission ticket on June 15 and 16. Head over to the Birmingham Zoo website for more information.

Father’s Day Limited at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

When: June 15 | 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Where: Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum | 1919 9th St., Calera, AL 35040

Event Info: Come by the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum this Father’s Day weekend to enjoy an hour-long train ride through Shelby County. You and your dad will enjoy relaxing as the restored historic train makes its way through the scenic forests. Dads get to ride for half off in the coach cars when one or more of his children are with him. Visit the Museum site to learn more.

Read more: Local Heroes Appreciation Days From Serra Mazda

We at Serra Mazda hope all of the fathers out there enjoy their Father’s Day this year. If you’re in the Trussville-area, stop by Serra Mazda to view our lineup of the latest Mazda vehicles.

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Local Farmers Markets Around Trussville AL 2019

Nothing brings a community together like farmers markets featuring local goods and produce. Farmers markets are a way for local vendors to get to know their community members, provide goods or services, and connect with those their products serve. These markets are full of fresh produce and often feature other exciting activities like face painting, live music, demonstrations and more. If you’re looking for the top Birmingham-area farmers markets, then this guide is for you. Keep reading to see where you can find local farmers markets around Trussville, AL this year.

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Trussville Fresh Farmers Market 

Hours: Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Open through November

Location: 90 Parkway Dr., Trussville, AL 35173

The Market at Pepper Place

Hours: Saturdays 7:00 am – 12:00 pm | Open through December

Location: 2829 2nd Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233

Center Point Parkway Market 

Hours: Thursdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Open June 13 – September 12

Location: 2301 Center Point Pkwy., Birmingham, AL 35215

East Lake Farmers Market

Hours: Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | Open through October

Location: 7753 First Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35206

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After spending a day at the market check out Serra Mazda located right in Trussville, AL. We may not be selling any fresh produce to add to your basket, but we have an inventory full of the latest and greatest Mazda vehicles. You can find the perfect full-size CX-9 SUV for you and your family or a sleek and sporty Mazda6 for zipping around town. Don’t forget to stop by this summer to get behind the wheel of your next Mazda.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Safety Features and Technology

Safety and technology features play a major role in the 2019 Mazda CX-9 lineup. This full-size SUV prioritizes safety and entertainment to help make it the ideal vehicle for families. But what can we expect from the CX-9? Keep reading this guide to the 2019 Mazda CX-9 safety features and technology to find out what this Mazda has to offer.

Read more: 2019 Mazda CX-9 Engine Specs and Power Ratings

CX-9 Technology and Entertainment

The advanced technology found within the 2019 Mazda CX-9 will keep you and your passengers informed and entertained on the road. The standard 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT display shows all of your infotainment front and center while the touch screen, voice commands, or multifunction Commander control allows you to easily navigate through the system. You can connect your smartphone to your CX-9 using Bluetooth® connectivity or the available Apple CarPlay or Android Auto systems. Steering wheel-mounted audio, phone, and cruise control buttons allow you to easily control your vehicle’s systems without having to ever take your hands off the wheel.

Mazda CX-9 Safety Features

The suite of available i-ACTIVSENSE® safety features offers drivers technology that helps alert potential hazards and collisions before they happen and will lessen their impact if they do. This suite of safety features from Mazda will have you driving your CX-9 with confidence every time you get behind the wheel. Some of the available safety features and technologies include: 

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • High Beam Control
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

Read more: How Much Cargo Space is in the 2019 Mazda CX-9?

Find your next tech-filled CX-9 in the Serra Mazda online inventory. Visit our dealership in person to get behind the wheel of a new CX-9 to experience all that this Mazda has to offer.

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Release Date and Features

With Mazda’s announcement of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 we at Serra Mazda have received a lot of questions about when the CX-30 will be available as well as what we can expect from the new Mazda. The Mazda CX-30 model will be available in Europe sometime this summer and while we don’t have an exact release date for the U.S. CX-30, we can hope it will come to North America shortly after the summer release. But what features and power can we expect when the CX-30 comes our way? Keep reading this guide to find out.

Read more: 2020 Mazda CX-30 Exterior and Interior 

Mazda CX-30 Features and Design 

The ‘Sleek & Bold’ design concept, as Mazda calls it, defines the exterior of the 2020 Mazda CX-30. With the space and convenience of an SUV and flowing build of a coupe, the CX-30 delivers an all-new experience for drivers. The style and definition of this Mazda are unlike any other Mazda we’ve seen before. The elegance delivered by the CX-30 will make every other driver envious as you drive down the road.

The inside of the 2020 CX-30 is pure luxury. The symmetrical cockpit and angled displays create a driver-centric experience behind the wheel. Drivers are kept even more in-tune with their CX-30 with the help of the driver-focused interior design. Two distinct and luxurious color schemes are available to complement the nine body colors available.

2020 CX-30 Power Specs

Drivers can craft their perfect Mazda with the help of the three available engine options in the CX-30 lineup. The engine lineup includes the SKYACTIV®-G 2.0 gasoline engine, SKYACTIV®-D diesel engine, and the new SKYACTIV®-X engine with gasoline compression ignition. The SKYACTIV®-G 2.0 engine and SKYACTIV®-X engine are equipped with the Mazda M Hybrid System which offers greater fuel economy and environmental friendliness as well as a more exciting drive behind the wheel.

Read more: Diesel Engines Have Arrived in the Mazda CX-5 Lineup

Stay tuned to the Serra Mazda blog for more updates on the 2020 Mazda CX-30. Contact a member of the Serra Mazda sales team to learn more about this upcoming Mazda vehicle.

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2019 Memorial Day Weekend Events and Activities near Birmingham AL

Memorial Day weekend is coming up and you may be wondering what sort of events are going on around the Birmingham area. We at Serra Mazda have put together this guide to the 2019 Memorial Day weekend events and activities near Birmingham, AL so you don’t miss out on the fun Birmingham has to offer.

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Family Fun Friday 

When: Friday, May 24, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.

Where: Railroad Park 1600 First Ave. South, Birmingham, AL

What: A night of free family fun competition at Railroad Park. Enjoy playing whiffle ball, soccer, or kickball with other participants. Arrive 15 minutes early to register.

“Little Shop of Horrors” 

When: Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. | Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: RMYC Cabaret Theatre 301 19th St. North, Birmingham, AL

What: Horror comedy musical show based on the 1960s Roger Corman film and directed by Keith Cromwell. Tickets starts at $19 and can be purchased on the event’s website.

Chasing Butterflies Walk 2019

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.

Where: Railroad Park 1600 First Ave. South, Birmingham, AL

What: Fundraiser walk for the Turner Syndrome Society of the United States. Participants can purchase a butterfly for $3 and participate in the butterfly release before the walk. Register on the event website or upon arrival.

Salsa Showdown

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Cahaba Brewing Co. 4500 Fifth Ave. South, Building C, Birmingham, AL

What: Enjoy samples of specialty dips, salsa, guacamole, and queso from local restaurants and catering companies as they compete for awards. Music and children’s activities will also be available along with a hot pepper eating contest. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Kids 5 and under enter for free.

Birmingham Funk Fest

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Gates open at 3 p.m., show starts at 5 p.m.

Where: Legion Field 400 Graymont Ave. West, Birmingham, AL

What: Come out and enjoy a night of funk music with performances by Bobby Brown, Da Brat, YoungBloodz, Jagged Edge, Monica, Jeezy, and Bell Biv Devoe. General admission tickets start at $45 and are available on the event website.

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Enjoy all of the fun Birmingham has to offer over Memorial Day Weekend. Take advantage of the weekend of fun and stop by Serra Mazda to check out our lineup of new Mazda vehicles in Birmingham, AL.

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Where Can I Get My Car Ready for a Road Trip in Trussville, AL?

Getting our vehicles ready for miles of travel is one of the most important steps in getting ready to hit the road for a summer road trip. At Serra Mazda, we offer a summer road trip service package deal that will get your vehicle in good health for your upcoming trip. Continue reading to learn about this service package as well as what else you need to do to get your car ready for a road trip.

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How To Prepare Your Vehicle For a Summer Road Trip 

Getting your vehicle’s systems checked before hitting the road for a long trip will give you peace of mind that your car will be in full working order throughout your trip. We recommend taking your vehicle in for service a few days before you plan on leaving for your trip, just in case any necessary repairs come up and need to be taken care of. If you want to check your vehicle’s systems at home instead of taking it in, be sure to check your vehicle’s fluid levels, wipers, brakes, tire pressure, tire tread, and battery.

Serra Mazda Road Trip Service Package

At Serra Mazda, we offer a summer road trip service package for just $99.95 to get your Mazda ready to hit the road this summer. Our service package includes key vehicle preparation services like a conventional oil and filter change, tire rotation, alignment and battery inspection, new wiper blades, and a complimentary car wash. This special service package is valid only for Mazda models, but we also offer a number of service specials that are eligible on most vehicles. You can find the summer road trip service offer coupon on our service coupon webpage. 

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Book your summer road trip service appointment today to get your car ready for a summer of travel. You can also check out all of our other premium services available at the Serra Mazda Service Center on our Service Center page.

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