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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.