Does Mazda make electric cars?

By Product Expert | Posted in Concepts, FAQs, Mazda Technology on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 11:33 AM
Electric power billows unchecked from the void.

Mazda Electric Vehicles

The automotive world is continually becoming more electrified. Mazda is one of the most acclaimed automakers out there, but you may have heard less about their electric plans than those of other manufacturers. So what’s the deal? Does Mazda sell electric cars? If not, are they going to? Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I find fuel-efficient used cars near Milwaukee, WI?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 4:11 PM
Cars drive to and fro on a large highway at night.

Pre-Owned Vehicles Over 30 MPG near Milwaukee, WI

Fuel-efficiency is pretty hard to argue with. A good fuel economy saves drivers time and money. It’s also better for the planet.

Luckily, new cars are continually getting better fuel economies as technology improves, especially with the addition of hybrid and electric technology. Many drivers choose to buy a used car, however. Where can fuel-efficient pre-owned cars be found near Milwaukee, WI? Read the rest of this entry »

New SUVs and Crossovers with AWD near Milwaukee, WI

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Dealership Information on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at 2:13 PM
Silver 2019 Mazda CX-9 drives down a country road in autumn, presumably on a grand adventure aided by all-wheel drive.

All-Wheel Drive Equipped Vehicles at Hall Cars

The adventure and off-road abilities of both SUVs and crossovers is heavily advertised, more often through implication than explicit statement of capability and specs. One way to ensure you get some real power in this region, however, is by getting a vehicle with all-wheel drive.

All-wheel drive enables vehicles to maintain optimal traction on all four wheels, ensuring ultimate control and traversing power, which can be especially useful on uneven or slippery terrain. Modern systems are often intelligent as well, giving independent power to each wheel and removing it when unnecessary, thus ensuring fuel-economy stays optimal. Altogether, all-wheel drive is a great addition to any new vehicle.

But let’s get to the point: where can one find new SUVs and crossovers with all-wheel drive near Milwaukee, WI? Read the rest of this entry »

Is SKYACTIV® technology worth it?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Mazda Technology, Performance on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 2:23 PM
A diagram of SKYACTIV technology on a black background.

SKYACTIV® Tech on Mazda Vehicles

The word “SKYACTIV®” gets batted around a lot in Mazda circles. Most Mazda shoppers know it has something to do with engine technology, but what does it mean, exactly? Is it just an empty label used to sell more Mazda cars? Or is there something more to it?

SKYACTIV® is actually a process that encompasses the entire vehicle in an attempt to make it as fuel-efficient as possible; it’s about more than just the engine. Mazda has reworked their design of many key parts of their models in order to improve efficiency while still delivering the incredible performance they’re known for and keeping prices reasonable.

So, enough hype- does it work? Is SKYACTIV® technology actually worth it? Read the rest of this entry »

When did Volkswagen stop making the Beetle?

By Product Expert | Posted in Discontinued Models, FAQs, VW Beetle on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at 2:15 PM

End of Production for the Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic cars ever made. It’s been around for seven generations over the span of eight decades. The modern iteration has been continually improved, but unlike other vehicle models, has stayed true to its unique original design. It continues to be a favorite among car-enthusiasts and the casually intrigued alike.

After all these years, and all the success, when and why did Volkswagen stop making the Beetle? Read the rest of this entry »

Used Cars under $10,000 near Milwaukee, WI

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information on Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at 2:05 PM
Sunlight gleams over a dealership lot full of used cars.

When car shopping, buyers tend to gravitate towards reputable, official dealers for a variety of reasons: the inventory is more thoroughly inspected, the cars tend to be higher quality, and the purchase is ensured in a variety of ways that buying from a private individual is not.

However, getting all these benefits can also bring a higher price tag. After all, running a dealership with everything that goes into it is an extremely costly endeavor. With all this in mind, is there any dealership where a buyer can find a quality used car for under $10,000? Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine: All You Need to Know

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5, Mazda Technology, Performance on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 2:57 PM
White 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature sits in a parking area with the setting sun behind it. Under the hood lies the powerful turbocharged engine.

FAQs about the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbocharged Engine

The standard engine on the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is pretty darn impressive; on most vehicles, it would qualify as the top tier available option. With Mazda, however, a beastly machine is what you get right off the bat. So what do you get when you want to upgrade the engine on your Mazda vehicle?

Upper trims of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 come endowed with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant that earns the title of being one of the most powerful engines in the compact SUV class. Let’s get the lowdown on what this engine is and what it brings to the table.  Read the rest of this entry »

What are the best summer 2019 concerts in Milwaukee, WI?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 2:25 PM
A variety of hands are raised in the audience as a band plays on a stage and rocks out at a concert.

Summer 2019 Concerts in Milwaukee, WI

At the time of this writing, there’s no shortage of music going down in Milwaukee; Summerfest is in full swing, and the performances are not letting anyone down. However, nothing last forever, and the annual festival is going to be over in a few days. Does that mean Wisconsin’s largest city is going to fall silent for the rest of the summer?

Of course not! Music in Milwaukee never stops; in fact, there’s usually so much going on that it can be hard to choose. To help, we picked out a few highlights of the summer 2019 music scene sure to keep your ears pleased and your feet moving. Read the rest of this entry »

Where is the transmission located?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 2:59 PM
Cutaway side-view of a transmission, showing it's mysterious inner workings.

Where to Find the Transmission on a Vehicle

The transmission is an important part of any vehicle- after all, it ensures that the right of power is sent to the wheels to keep speed where you want it to be, and maintain the ratio of power to efficiency in its sweet spot. It shifts gears, basically, whether you’re doing so manually or your vehicle is automatically taking care of things.

If you want to take a look at your transmission, do some work on it, or are just curious, you may be wondering: where is the transmission located? Read the rest of this entry »

How can I get my seat belt to retract again?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 2:32 PM
A girl sits in a car seat with a seat belt buckled around her, trailing off behind into the abyss. Text in front says, "Fixing the Seat Belt Retractor" in cursive writing.

How to Fix a Seat Belt Retractor

Has your seat belt ceased to return to its seat belt-land within the depths of your vehicle once you unclip it? Do you have to manually feed the belt back into the retractor, or just leave it lying out in a sloppy fashion?

It may seem that the issue must be with the seat belt retracting mechanism itself, but the actual culprit in 99 out of 100 cases is a bit closer to a home (and a bit more gross); a non-retracting seat belt is usually caused by the fats and oils from your neck and hands accumulating on the belt and making it too thick to be pulled back into its hidey-hole.

So what can you do about this? Our body is going to keep oozing fats and oils whether we like it or not. How can a seat belt retractor be fixed? Read the rest of this entry »