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Should I Buy Snow Tires in California?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
The front view of a red 2019 Mazda CX-5 parked on a wintry hill.

An Overview on Snow Tires and If You Should Use them on Your Mazda in California

Winter tires may sound like a complete oddity in the California area due to the warm climate. Especially in the Thousand Oaks area, you may not even bother looking to find deals on winter tires! But is it a smart investment for your safety? Can they be effective in the California area? At Neftin Westlake Mazda, we look into whether or not you should buy snow tires for your vehicle in California.


Neftin Westlake Mazda has Healthcare Worker Specials Near Thousand Oaks, CA

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
A red 2020 Mazda CX-5 Driving down a road in a park.

Healthcare Workers can come to Neftin Westlake Mazda for Two Special Programs

While many of us are staying safe at home, many healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line for our public health. To thank them, Mazda has extended two automotive specials. For healthcare workers in the Thousand Oaks area, you can stop into Neftin Westlake Mazda to take advantage of the Essential Car Care and Healthcare Appreciation programs! Check out what they are below!


Family-Friendly Ways to Avoid Cabin Fever

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
A green room filled with colorful children's toys with a caption of "Family-Friendly Ways to Avoid Cabin Fever".

Three Family-Friendly Ways to Avoid Cabin Fever During the COVID-19 Spread

As the stay-at-home order has been enacted across California, you may be worried about how to keep you and your family preoccupied during this uncertain time. Employees at Neftin Westlake Mazda have also thought about it, so we decided to give those in the area a handful of family-friendly ways to avoid cabin fever during the COVID-19 spread.


What is included in the Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® package?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
grille of red mazda cx-3

Safety technology is probably the most important aspect of modern cars. Vehicles everywhere are now equipped with technologies that we never thought were possible just ten or so years ago. Mazda is among the leaders in the automotive safety revolution. See what is included in Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® safety.  (more…)

What is the Mazda Loyalty Rewards Program?

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
headlights of dark red mazda6 shining

Loyalty? Rewards? Those two words make you feel good, right? Well, Mazda knows how important its customers are and the automaker does everything it can to achieve customer retention. Part of the company’s strategy to do so is the Mazda Loyalty Rewards program for 2017, 2018, and 2019 vehicles. Current Mazda owners can get up to $500 in loyalty rewards put towards the purchase or lease of a new Mazda vehicle. Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

Perks of having a hatchback car 

Monday, March 5th, 2018
gray and red mazda3 hatchback cars

Hatchback cars have been around forever but have really surged in popularity over the past few years. Other than the respective looks, there aren’t a whole lot of differences between traditional sedans and hatchbacks. Still, there are some major pros to owning a hatchback car as opposed to a regular old sedan. Mazda offers just one hatchback model, the five-door Mazda3. Why might you prefer the Mazda3 hatchback to the four-door version? Keep reading to find out.  (more…)

Tips for saving on a rental car 

Monday, January 29th, 2018
man in blue suit holding car keys

If you have ever flown somewhere and didn’t rely on a tour group, friend, or resort, you have probably driven a rental car. How cool of a concept is that? Obviously, you can’t pack your car into a Delta flight but you still need to be able to get around when you get to your destination. Thus, the rental car was born. You generally have some freedom in selecting your car and they are almost always only a few years old. Sounds pretty sweet, right? Well, it can also be pretty expensive. There are ways you can save some doe. Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

Tips for driving your Mazda at night

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
dark rural road at night

We’re sure you’re no stranger to nighttime driving. Everybody has had late nights at the office or places to be after the sun sets for the day. Driving at night can be a wildly different experience than driving during the day. Obviously, your visibility can be hindered but also, the environment can be different when the sun goes down. Keep reading to get a few tips about driving at night.  (more…)

How to pack your Mazda for a road trip 

Friday, December 15th, 2017
white mazda cx-9 on road

Road trips with your friends or family are often the best memories you make. Sometimes, though, they can be very stressful, especially if you have poor planning and packing skills. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a little list of tips and tricks designed to make packing up for a road trip as efficient as possible. Keep reading to learn more. (more…)

How to avoid distracted driving in your Mazda

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents and on-road casualties. Texting isn’t the only thing that constitutes as distracted driving. Paying too much attention to the radio, talking on the phone (even hands-free), eating, and sleepiness all count. When behind the wheel, you should be as attentive and responsible as possible. Keep reading to get a few tips on how you can avoid distractions.  (more…)

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