I got a new Mazda 2, and I really love everything about it. But I know that, in time, my vehicle will deteriorate and even its fuel economy will drop. How do I keep it fuel-efficient?
The manufacturer of Mazda has done significant improvements with the Mazda 2, allowing it to deliver performance and driving pleasure without compromising fuel efficiency. In fact, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the latest model a fuel economy rating of 37 mpg in combined city and highway driving. Such an excellent rating will really motivate you to make the best effort in keeping the engine work at its best.
Even your trusted mechanic would say that the best way to maintain the fuel efficiency of your car is by keeping the engine oil always in the right amount and in good condition. Regular checkup will help you do that. Never postpone the schedule of engine oil change for any other less important things. And make sure to do immediate solutions for glitches on any of the engine parts. And should you get replacements, never settle for substandard aftermarket parts.
I want my upholstery to always be nice and clean, but inevitable stains can still find their way on the seats and the carpet. How do I completely remove them without damaging the upholstery?
Your upholstery can deteriorate fast due to water spills, food crumbs, grease, vomit, and even mischievous pets. Thorough washing remains to be the most effective way to remove unwanted marks and stains, but carelessness can add to the problem. If, for instance, you use chlorine-based cleaning products, the color will fade and the material will wear faster. Hence, carefully choose mild commercial cleaners, or better yet, settle with using distilled vinegar for tough stains. Regular vacuuming will also ensure that dust and dirt will not accumulate on your upholstery. And if the seats and carpet get drenched with rain, let them dry off as soon as you have the chance.
However, remember that prevention is better than cure. Protect the seats and the carpet from early deterioration by installing seat covers and floor mats. The protection they offer depends on their materials; rubber-made mats, for one, can catch unwanted elements better than those that are of fabric.
It's very important for me to keep the paint finish as clean and spotless as possible. What's the best way to do that?
Save the paint finish of your Mazda 2 with three simple steps: clean, protect, and cover. Dust and bug splatters are the common enemies of your exterior panels' paint finish. Regular washing will effectively remove them. To make sure the car is spotless after washing, thoroughly wipe it with clean microfiber cloth. And for an extra layer of protection, have it waxed regularly or have it polished from time to time. Also, take cover from the sun's UV rays by not parking outside under the scorching sun. You may do so, but be sure to look for a shaded spot; or better yet, park it in a covered garage and use a car cover to keep dust at bay.