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How to Winterize Your Car


winterNow that the winter months are upon us, it’s time to prepare your car for the elements. For both your car’s health and for your safety, there are a couple of precautions that all drivers should take. The following will show you how to winterize your car.

Prevent Rusting

One of the most important steps to take in winterizing your car is to defend your car against salt. The salt that the city lays down for the snow eats away at your paint and causes your car to rust. To prevent this, wash and wax your car regularly throughout the winter months.

Prepare for Emergencies

While most people make it through the winter without problems, it’s important to be prepared for emergencies. Prepare an emergency kit that you keep somewhere in your car just in case something should go wrong. Things to include in this kit are a blanket, extra cell phone battery, water, canned food, emergency flares, and anything else that you think you may need in an emergency situation.

Following these simple steps will make your life much easier. If you have a family, remind them to protect their vehicles as well, and make sure they have an emergency kit in their car.

Mazda6 Aces Safety Tests Around the World

2014 Mazda6The all-new Mazda6 is one of the safest automobiles on the planet—and it has the ratings to prove it. After its latest crash tests at the hands of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program, where it received the maximum five-star overall rating, the Mazda6 can now claim to have earned the highest-possible safety ratings in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

In fact, in the United States, it also received a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, its most coveted honor.

With all that safety, you’d think the Mazda6 was a slow, unexciting car, with cushions in every nook and cranny. But that simply wouldn’t be the Mazda way. With its next-gen SKYACTIVE TECHNOLOGY and new KODO “Soul of Motion” design theme, the Mazda6 is not only ultra-safe but also looks and feels great, delivering performance, thrill, and even good fuel efficiency!

Come check it out today at Steet-Ponte Mazda!