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How does Mazda use HMI in the MX-5 Miata?

For years now, industries have turned to the notion of a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) to improve automation. Mazda has expanded the use of HMI in the MX-5 Miata by placing the information for navigation, fuel consumption, miles to destination, music available, and other specialized driver concerns in front of the driver to make driving a simpler process.

For safety reasons, Mazda moved the HMI display units to two locations where the driver is naturally looking while driving to minimize distractions. One is for entertainment and other outside information.

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Safely Test the Car Battery with the Voltmeter

To safely test your car battery using a voltmeter, be sure you have a wire brush, some work gloves, and protective eye-wear.

Put on your safety glasses and gloves, and once the engine is off, clean the battery terminals with the wire brush.

Now that you have clean contact points, use the voltmeter red cable to attach to the positive battery terminal. 

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A Quiet Exhaust System is A Good Exhaust System

There are important reasons to make sure that your exhaust system remains in peak operating condition. To begin with, the exhaust system keeps poisonous and toxic gases from entering the interior of your car. The exhaust system also keeps your car operating more fuel efficiently. Thirdly, your exhaust system helps to reduce the carbon emissions from entering the environment.

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Which Mazda CX-9 will you choose?

With four different trim options available, this popular 3-row SUV has a style available for a variety of personalities. But which trim will you choose?

Standard on each trim model of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is a 250-HP 4-cylinder engine that provides up to 310 lb-ft of torque. This can give you the power you need along with the fuel efficiency to save on trips to the pump with up to 28 mpg on the highway.

With three rows of seating you can seat up to seven passengers to get you to your destination. When you need extra storage space…

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Poor Gas Mileage may Predict Exhaust Leaks

If you’ve noticed a drop in your gas mileage lately, gas leaks or old spark plugs may not be the problem. Rather, your leaky exhaust system may be causing your mileage woes, and in that case, you'll need to schedule a visit to our auto repair shop soon.

Exhaust systems that develop leaks can make it harder for engines to aspirate. The extra energy that such motors must expend can produce a precipitous drop in gas mileage. In addition to poor gas mileage, overworked motors can age quickly and develop a raft of related problems. 

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Reasons Why Your Tire Pressure Light Illuminates

If you are driving through Delray Beach, FL and you think your tire pressure light has come on by accident, there are a couple of different reasons it might have happened. Almost all of them are going to have you want to go to a trusted auto service shop, like the one here at Grieco Mazda of Delray Beach, to have it looked at.

The first reason is a relatively simple one. The problem might have to do with a sudden shift in the temperature where you are. If the temp goes from hot to cold quickly, it can make…

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Explore What a Transfer Case Is

If you have an all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle, you have a transfer case under the hood. It is responsible for transferring the power from the transmission to the various axles by utilizing driveshafts. If your transfer case is failing, there are several signs to look for, including grinding noises, difficulty shifting gears, and even jumping in and out of four-wheel drive.

At Grieco Mazda of Delray Beach, we have professionals within our service center to help you with a problematic transfer case. We can look at what's going on and diagnose the problem...

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How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Worn brake pads need to be replaced as soon as possible. Failure to do so in a timely manner could result in scored rotors or caliper issues. The frequency at which brake pads need to be replaced depends on a number of factors such as the type of vehicle a person has.

A person's driving habits may also play a role in determining when brake pads should be replaced. As a general rule, they should be checked any time a vehicle is brought in for service. The typical useful life of a brake pad is about 70,000 miles…

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Is it Best to Use Dealership Parts for Replacement in Your Vehicle

When it comes to buying parts for your vehicle the question comes up about where to purchase them. Many people like to brag about how inexpensive they were able to find parts by going to a discount auto store or buying them online.

But if that were the case that these sources are so much cheaper than dealership parts, one wonders why the manufacturers just don't just use discount junk parts on new cars since they are so much cheaper. The real story, however, revolves around a much more important aspect than price. Factory approved parts are what came…

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Let Our Staff Guide You to the Ideal Horsepower

Anyone selling machinery in Delray Beach, FL talks about how much “horsepower" the item carries. The word represents power and the strength to move heavy loads. Horsepower moves from motorcycles to big trucks, the more horsepower, the better. One horsepower provides 746 watts of power.

Now, everyone wants to own more horsepower. Advertisers want to describe it. Yet, what is the force that causes automobiles to sprint at breakneck speeds, and to move tons of steel? James Wyatt turned this famous word into an industry phrase.

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