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Learning the Basics: What is Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is a hydraulic-type fluid that is crucial for being able to stop. The concept of the braking system is relatively simple, although fully understanding a modern braking system that uses ABS and a brake booster can be a little bit more complex. So let's go over what happens when you press your foot to the brake pedal in a number of steps.

  1. Foot applies pressure to the brake pedal
  2. Brake fluid is moved through the brake lines to compress the brake pistons inside each caliper 
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Proper Tire Inflation Really Matters

It is very important that you keep your tires inflated properly. Not enough air, and you are wearing the tread on your tires unevenly on the outside of the tread; too much air, and you are distributing weight unevenly and putting too much wear in the center of the tire. If you don't know what PSI to set your tires at, you can refer to your owner's manual, or look inside the driver's side door panel for specifications. 

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Keep Your Tires Shining with These Tips

With warmer weather here, our team here at Lincoln & Mazda of Olympia Group understand the importance of taking care of your vehicle. While keeping your wheels and tires clean keeps them looking good, it can also help with maintaining them as well.

When choosing a cleaner for your wheels, find one that's safe and appropriate for the wheel material. Some of the main types of wheel types to look for is chrome, aluminum, and coated. You can also look for a safe for all wheels formula as well. 

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Why Your Car is Suddenly Noisy

Some cars are meant to be noisy. Their exhaust systems are designed to emit noise to attract attention as they move around. However, that sound reverberates to the rear of your vehicle. If you detect an increase of engine noise levels inside the cabin, then the likely culprit is an exhaust leak.

Exhaust leaks are dangerous. Your exhaust system moves toxic gasses created inside your engine along a pipe system to emit at the rear of your vehicle where the gasses blend with the ambient air and disperse the concentration enough to make them harmless.  

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The Mazda CX-9: Safety for the Everyday

In your normal day-to-day driving, your safety on the road might not be one of the first things on your mind. Fortunately, the Mazda CX-9 watches out for you and works to keep you safe, whether you're thinking about it or not. Here are a few ways that the CX-9 protects you no matter where you drive.

If you're a night owl, the available High Beam Control system analyzes the environment around you to allow you to use your high beams as often as possible. This brighter light helps reduce the risk of collisions.  

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Thrill Safely With the New Mazda CX-5

While we know our customers like to have their thrills, we know that they also want safety. This is one of the reasons that we chose the new Mazda CX-5 for our Mazda inventory. We admire the combination of thrills with the safety features that make this vehicle worthwhile.

When driving, you are very likely going to have a blind spot. This is where you are vulnerable to potential hazards. The Mazda CX-5 answers this issue with the blind spot monitoring feature which will let you know what is in your blind spot before you make any moves. 

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Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Design Features

There are a lot of changes with the latest Mazda Miata MX-5 RF. These changes include a new engine, better handling, exterior design, and interior entertainment, as well as safety features. There are so many changes that the new Mazda Miata MX-5 RF has been rated the top sports car in the country, according to US News & World Report. While many drivers look for more horsepower, critics contend that horsepower doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a better sports car.

The Miata MX-5 RF has a base engine that puts out 181 horsepower, up from 150 horsepower in 2018. 

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Two Useful Mazda CX-3 Technology Features

The Mazda CX-3 is packed with a few useful technology features that motorists are raving about. Come visit our Mazda dealership so you can see this popular subcompact crossover and experience these features for yourself.

Transform your driving experience when you utilize the entertainment system. Listen to all your favorite music in a way you could have never imagined with the BOSE 7-speaker surround sound system. Now you'll be able to experience classical, rock, or metal, in a way that you have never before, all while cruising down the road in your all-new Mazda CX-3. 

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Explore 2019 Lincoln Nautilus Driver Assist Technology

With more challenges facing today's drivers, both on the highway and city streets, our Lincoln & Mazda of Olympia Group customers welcome the suite of advanced drive assist technology features delivered by the smart design of the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, the newest luxury crossover that makes driving a pleasure.

The Lincoln Nautilus' Adaptive Cruise Control goes beyond traditional cruise control systems to include automatic braking and accelerating. A forward-looking radar and camera provides data to the Lane Centering system to lower the risk of crossing over double yellow lines. 

 

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Enjoy Aesthetics Inside and Outside of the 2019 Lincoln MKZ

The Lincoln MKZ at Lincoln & Mazda of Olympia Group is all about aesthetics. The design of the vehicle makes it so that you are going to get beauty and style from everywhere you look. This is one of the reasons that customers are at least curious about what this vehicle has to offer.

While the overall design of the MKZ is a pleasing sight to look at, one thing that is going to make it stand out as a Lincoln product is the Lincoln grille. There is also the Lincoln Star Logo which gives it the type of confidence that…

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