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November 2, 2015
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Lannan Mazda’s 2015 Winter Weather Driving Safety Guide

Driving in winter presents many challenges. Even experienced drivers may encounter situations that could put them at risk. As your hometown Boston Mazda dealership in Lowell, Mass., all of us here at Lannan Mazda feel it’s important to help keep you and your family safe on our roadways.

The following Winter Weather Safe Driving Guide gives you some common-sense tips about driving safely in winter conditions.

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October 3, 2015
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The 7 Best Boston Fall Events to Check Out This Season

Boston, Massachusetts is one of the greatest cities in America, and it gets even more beautiful during the fall. With so much going on in the city and the unparalleled beauty of the changing environment, fall is the best time to be in Boston. That is why we here at Lannan Mazda, your home for some of the best deals on new and used cars in Boston, have created this all-inclusive guide to maximizing your Boston experience this fall. From football games to Halloween festivities, Boston has something for everybody this autumn. Read on to disover the 7 best Boston fall events to check out this season!

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1) Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day means a long weekend for most Bostonians. Take advantage this year by attending Boston’s huge Columbus Day weekend parade. Held on the second Sunday of October, the parade offers a fun, family-friendly event in the North End of Boston. Celebrate Boston’s Italian heritage and military units in style at the 2015 Columbus Day Parade. Continue Reading →

September 1, 2015
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Introducing The New 2016 Mazda CX-5 CUV At Lannan Mazda

Lannan Mazda, your hometown Mazda dealership in Lowell, Massachusetts proudly introduces the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV (aka “CUV”).

Mazda zooms to the head of the class with the brilliantly engineered and freshly updated 2016 version of this popular and highly rated luxury crossover. The CX-5’s wind-cheating aerodynamic exterior captures the poise and aggressive stance of a predatory animal. The CX-5 expresses the essence of Mazda’s KODO “Soul of Motion” philosophy that merges harmonious Japanese design with a modern, contemporary flair.

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A Lithe & Modern Exterior

Christian Wardlaw, an automotive reviewer with the New York Daily News, says, “This is an attractive and balanced design, with loads of character.” And Ron Sessions of Car And Driver Magazine exudes, “Midcycle refreshes can be tricky. But Mazda wasn’t about to start fixin’ what ain’t broke. Aside from some new LED head-, tail-, and fog lamps available on upper trim levels and a revised five-bar shield grille, the 2016 CX-5 possesses the same design grace and poise as its predecessor.” Continue Reading →

August 2, 2015
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2015 Back to School Guide for Parents

Starting a new school year can be stressful for both children and parents. The anxiety of new teachers, new classmates, and a new routine can sometimes be overwhelming. But there are a few key things parents can do to help smooth the transition from the freewheeling summer to hitting the books in the fall.

As your hometown Mazda dealership in Lowell, Massachusetts, serving the greater Boston area, we believe in being involved in our local community. That’s why we’re pleased to offer the following helpful Back to School Guide with 12 important tips on how to get the 2015 school year off to a great start.

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July 6, 2015
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Best Boston Road Trips & Summer Staycation Destinations

Summer is in full heat, and the whole family could use a weekend free from the grind of everyday life. No need to pay all of that money for a flight and hotels, Boston is full of awesome sights and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

A summer staycation is the perfect way to escape the mundane routines of everyday life, and Boston is one of the best possible staycation destinations in the country. With the active city life, historic scenes, and diverse cultural neighborhoods, a Boston road trip or staycation is the perfect way to explore different partsof the city that you may have never experienced before with all of the convenience of staying in your home city.

Boston Road Trips & Local Staycation Destinations

At Lannan Mazda, we’re proud to be your neighborhood Mazda dealer, and take great pride in serving the beautiful communities nestled within Boston. To help you make the most your summer, we’ve put together our list of the best Boston road trips and staycation destinations to explore. Your summer fun starts now! Continue Reading →

June 10, 2015
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Boston Summer Concert Lineup

Boston has always been a popular touring destination for music artists, and this summer is no different. For your convenience, we here at Lannan Mazda have created the ultimate guide for all of you live music lovers by making a list of the biggest names in music that will be visiting some of Boston’s most popular concert venues. Take a look at some of our favorite music venues and upcoming concerts in the Boston area:

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May 13, 2015
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Don’t Let Dad Go Hungry This Father’s Day

June will be here before you know it, and with that comes Father’s Day – this year it’s Sunday, June 21 in case you didn’t know. While you can scour the malls and search the entire World Wide Web for the latest trends in Father’s Day gifting, everyone knows that food is what really makes Dad’s heart melt.Hot Pan!

For that reason, we’ve put together a list of local restaurants and eateries just to make things easier this Father’s Day.

Whether Dad likes Mexican, or he’s got a steak craving, we’ve got you covered. And don’t worry – none of the food here will give him heartburn.

Union Oyster House41 Union Street

This historic eatery, located on the Freedom Trail, is especially unique because it is America’s oldest restaurant. But the history isn’t the only thing keeping guests coming back. The food is amazing, with local favorites like the Oyster House Clam Chowder and Freshly Shucked Oysters. For Dad, we recommend the Seafood Newburg, lobster meat, tender shrimp and scallops in a rich and creamy sherry sauce.

Grill 23161 Berkeley Street at Stuart

Rated Boston’s Best Steakhouse by The Improper Bostonian, Grill 23 is the place to go if Dad’s in the mood for a proper steak. With world class service and all-natural meats, Dad won’t go hungry. We recommend starting dinner off with some Steak Tartare to keep things light before Dad chows down on his 10oz Filet Mignon.

O Ya9 East Street Place

All we can say is O Ya! Whether Dad is enjoying the Salmon Tataki or the Roasted Beet Sashimi, his taste buds are going to be thanking you for the culinary experience that is O Ya. Be ready to spend a fair amount of yen on Dad if you’re planning on coming here, but don’t worry – you won’t leave hungry! Finish things off with a shot of traditional Japanese sake.

Giulia1682 Massachusetts Ave

Located between Harvard and Porter Squares, Giulia is an Italian restaurant that provides an exceptional blend of spirited cooking and gracious hospitality. They focus on wonderful food and boy do they deliver! Dad will have his pick of pastas, but if it was up to us, we’d have the Stinging Nettle and Walnut Pansotti. If your party is large enough, be sure to plan ahead and sit at the pasta table, where you’ll enjoy a family-style tasting menu and share a wide variety of dishes inspired by seasonal flavors. Take public transportation if you can – parking in their neighborhood can be a challenge!

Casa Romero30 Gloucester Street

A little corner of Mexico in the heart of Back Bay, Dad will want to return to Casa Romero again and again. Their authentic Mexican menu boasts a wide variety of food, from Oxaca Style Pork Tamales to delicious and mouthwatering Carne Asada. They are now open for lunch, so turn Father’s Day into a real celebration and bring Dad by for some sangria and margaritas!

Mike’s Pastry300 Hanover Street

No matter where you go for lunch or dinner, head on down to Mike’s Pastry to finish it off. Mike’s specializes in traditional Italian pastry, but Dad can have his pick of cookies, cakes, biscotti, even gelati! It’s cash only, so make sure to stop by the ATM.

Splurge on Dad this Father’s Day at Lannan Mazda in Lowell, MA

While food is great and Dad is sure to walk away happy from any one of these restaurants, sometimes food just isn’t enough. If it’s a big year, or you just really want to show Dad how much you love him, be sure to check out our latest specials on new and used Mazda vehicles and Dad will be driving to dinner in style. Whatever you decide to do, we hope you enjoy your time with Dad this Father’s Day.

 

April 14, 2015
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Lannan Mazda’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, Sunday, May 10, to be exact. Luckily, Lannan Mazda is looking out for you and has put together a list of great gifts for Mom on any budget. Take a look below  for a range of great gifts for Mom or if you’re planning something big for Mother’s Day this year, check out our latest inventory of new and used Mazdas that Mom would look great in!

Gifts Under $25

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A Mother’s Day staple, you can never go wrong with flowers. Pro Flowers has all kinds of Mother’s Day specials going on, but we especially love these Royal Dutch Tulips.

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For the mom with a green thumb, we love this Hanging Air Plant. Not only is it green, but it will also make her living space extra hip.

Gifts Under $50

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If she’s a tea lover, than this Radiant Flower Collection from TeaVana will be perfect. With a bright, flowery infuser mug and two spring teas, Mom can sit back and relax while she sips on a glass of pure joy.

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For mom’s who would rather indulge a bit more, Wine Gift Sets from Club W are perfect. They’re a nice new spin on the classic gift of wine. Starting a $50, any mom will love picking out her own bottle of wine.

Gifts Under $100

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Whether she’s out on the town or just running to the store, Mom can store the essentials in this Large Leather Clutch from Michael Kors.

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At just under $100, Amazon Fire TV is all your Mom could ever ask for. Connect her to thousands of hours of her favorite shows, movies, and music. She’ll be enjoying this gift for years!

For those who really want to splurge on Mom this year, be sure to check out our new inventory of Mazda models, as well as our used inventory.

Visit our Mazda dealership at 720 Rogers Street, Lowell, MA for a test drive today!

From the Lannan Mazda team, Happy Mother’s Day to all moms!

March 16, 2015
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Lannan Mazda’s Top 13 Home and Auto Spring-Cleaning Tips

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With the harsh winter finally in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to haul out your broom, mop, and cleaning supplies and give your home a spring makeover that will make it sparkle.

To help get you organized and on your way for this traditional spring ritual, we here at Lannan Mazda, your preferred Mazda automotive dealership in Lowell, Mass., have put together our “To-Do” list of top spring cleaning tips:

  1. Clean your doormats – Not only does that trampled-on welcome mat offer a warm invitation into your home, it also serves to keep people from tracking dirt and debris into your house. Give it a thorough cleaning so it can keep working effectively.
  2. Clean carpets and upholstery – A winter’s worth of yuck has built up on your carpets and furnishings. Whether you choose to clean them yourself or decide to hire a professional cleaning company, be sure and check that the treatment won’t discolor fabrics. Instead of moving heavy furniture completely out of the way, place the legs on a wax paper square to protect them after shampooing. Open windows and doors to speed up the drying process.
  3. Wash and seal your floors in one step – There are many products on the market which combine a floor cleaner with a protective wax that will save time and energy. Even if your floors are-no wax, it can’t hurt to give them an extra layer of protection. Use a quality wood-floor cleaner before applying a fresh coat of wax. Always follow label directions on proper use of these products.
  4. Don’t overlook walls, cabinets, baseboard, and woodwork – Walls may not look like they are dirty, but they are. The best method is to clean them with inexpensive dishwashing detergent and a sponge. Use two buckets: one for the detergent and the other for rinsing. A sponge mop will help you reach higher spots. Dry with a clean cloth.
  5. Vacuum smartly, not difficultly – You don’t have to lug heavy furniture to get to every corner any more. Instead, move your heavier furniture a bit to the right or left and vacuum the exposed area. This technique will not only save time, it will be easier on your back.
  6. Hit the ceiling – No, we don’t mean getting angry. Rather, we mean using a cloth and a vacuum with a brush attachment to clean ceiling fans and AC/heating vents.
  7. See the light – Improve the lighting in your house by giving all your lighting fixtures a thorough once-over with an all-purpose cleaner, sponge, and polish cloth. For those high, hard-to-reach fixtures or skylights, use a good quality step ladder and have someone there to spot you for extra stability and safety. Additionally, invest in an extended-reach cleaning tool available at most home-improvement stores.
  8. Clean your fridge, inside and out – Once you’ve cleaned out the inside of your refrigerator and thrown away that six-week old yogurt, along with other strangely shriveled food items, you need to pay attention to the condenser coils on the back of the fridge. Too much dust and dirt accumulating on these can result in your condenser overheating and possibly failing. Pull the fridge out a few feet (many new appliances make this easier with casters), vacuum and sweep up all that gross stuff. Your refrigerator will work more efficiently, which means a savings on your power bill.

Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t include some extra spring-cleaning tips for your Mazda, such as:

  1. Wash the underbody and engine compartment – winter weather is extremely harsh on vehicles; especially the underbody, where continued exposure to salt, sand, and grime can lead to corrosion and rust. Have your Mazda’s undercarriage professionally power-washed at your local car wash. Or if you’re doing it yourself, use a car jack to raise the vehicle and spray the underside with a hose. Open the hood and use a soft mitt or cloth to wipe your engine with soapy water. Check battery terminals for corrosive buildup and clean with a mixture of baking soda and water applied by a toothbrush.
  2. Thoroughly scrub outside and inside – Your Mazda’s paint really took a beating this winter. So now is the time to hand wax it with a good quality paste or liquid wax. Clean out window channels and brush bottoms of doors to remove accumulated grime. Apply a clear silicone spray to the window channels to keep them operating smoothly. Clean your interior’s floor mats and rugs with a steam cleaner to remove damaging salt buildup.
  3. Replace wiper blades – Windshield wiper blades really get used and abused during the winter months. If they are showing signs of wear and tear like streaking, scraping, or skipping, now is a good time to install a fresh set. Blades should be changed out twice a year; in the spring, and again in the fall.
  4. Inspect your tires – Tires lose air pressure in the cold as rubber contracts, so check tire pressure at least once a month. Also, look for uneven wear and loss of tread. Rotate tires based on manufacturer’s recommendations and get them aligned if necessary.
  5.  Check fluid, antifreeze, and oil levels – Today’s Mazdas have clear reservoirs which make it easy to check your brake fluid, power steering, and windshield washer levels. Always use clean, unopened container if you’re adding brake/power steering fluid yourself. Be sure to check your antifreeze/coolant levels while the engine is cold, not hot. Regularly check your oil and transmission fluids and replace them based on the schedule noted in your Mazda owner’s manual.

Spring into Lannan Mazda and Save Money!
Our Mazda-certified technicians here at Lannan Mazda will be happy to assist you with any of these aforementioned spring cleaning car-care tips. Make an appointment today to make sure your Mazda car, minivan, or SUV is ready for the year ahead. Click here for our many money-saving service specials. And if you’re in the market for a new car, you’ll save even more no matter what the season when you take advantage of deep discounts and manufacturer incentives on our wide selection of award-winning 2015 Mazdas. We’re the #1 Mazda dealer on DealerRater.com because we give you more, like no-cost roadside assistance, free shuttle service, and a 12-month/12,000-mile limited powertrain warranty plus a 150-point inspection on all certified, pre-owned Mazdas. Visit us today at 720 Rogers Street, Lowell, MA 01852. Or call us at 978-454-9300.

Sources:

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/spring-cleaning-tips/
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/03/21/spring-cleaning-your-car/

February 5, 2015
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The New 2016 Mazda CX-3. Big Surprises in a Small, Stylish Package

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There are a lot of “me-too” cookie-cutter cars in the highly competitive sub-compact crossover segment that elicit more of a yawn then a “yahoo!”

Not so with the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3, which is drawing rave reviews for its unconventional and upscale looks, superior build quality, and its remarkably sophisticated – and spirited – handling and performance.

When Two Are One
The Japanese call it “jinba ittai,” a phrase that means “when horse and rider are one.” But in this case, the “horse” in question comes with Mazda’s exclusive SKYACTIV® Technology. It’s an engineering philosophy that fuses driver and car together so that they operate seamlessly and effortlessly. It’s a harmonious balance of handling, power, braking, and steering. And it’s just one of the many things which set the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 crossover SUV apart from the rest. It’s The Mazda Way.

For starters, the all-new CX-3 is smart and handsome from any angle. When it debuted at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show, pundits praised its edgy, contemporary styling, which shares Mazda’s “Kodo” design cues from the Mazda3, the Mazda6 and the Mazda CX-5. Prominent fender flares frame large 18-inch wheels, which complement the CX-3’s rakish greenhouse. Oversized vertical turn signals/fog lamps sit on either side of a large black air inlet. Narrow round headlights framed by a circle of LED running lights set off the CX-3’s wide front grille, featuring the marque’s signature horizontal chrome bands inset with the Mazda logo. The vehicle’s rear borrows heavily from its bigger CX-5 sibling for inspiration.

All the Bells and Whistles. Plus a Whole Lot More.
The CX-3’s sporty interior is spacious, stylish, driver-focused, and packed with the latest technological gadgetry. This includes a high-definition 7-inch touchscreen display that sits at eye-level above the center stack. Functions are controlled by a large knob just below and to the right of the gearshift. A three-spoke sport steering wheel features fingertip controls for audio, phone, and cruise control. The instrument cluster features three easy-to-read gauges.

Sprited Performance. Superior Safety.
Speaking of ponies, the new Mazda CX-3 has plenty. Based on the same 2.0 liter SKYACTIV® four-cylinder that powers the current Mazda3, it’s estimated that the CX-3’s fuel-efficient power plant will pump out around 155 hp, generating roughly 150 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a smooth-shifting six speed automatic. Buyers can choose from the standard front-wheel-drive layout, or optional all-wheel-drive configuration.

The new Mazda CX-3 also comes equipped with Mazda’s “i-Activsense” safety technology, which includes such features as blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, radar-based collision warning with automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control.

Expect the sporty, stylish, and utterly refreshing new 2016 Mazda CX-3 to hit showroom floors across the U.S. sometime in the middle of this year.

Experience Mazda’s Innovative Engineering at Lannan Mazda
As your preferred Mazda dealership in Lowell, Mass., Lannan Mazda offers you a wide selection of new 2015 and certified pre-owned Mazdas to choose from. Like the sophisticated and well-equipped 2015 Mazda6 four-door sedan, the fun and fuel-sipping 2015 Mazda2 hatchback, the versatile 2015 Mazda3 five-door, the family friendly 2015, Mazda5 minivan, the spacious Mazda CX-9 sport SUV, or the thrilling 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata sport roadster. Take advantage of our money-saving deals and Mazda manufacturer incentives on new Mazdas, like 0% APR for up to 63 months plus $4,000 customer bonus cash on the 2014 CX-9. Or lease a new 2014 Mazda3 for just $159 a month. Lannan Mazda is conveniently located at 720 Rogers Street, Lowell, MA 01852. Our main number is 978-454-9300.

 

Sources:

http://www.caranddriver.com/mazda/cx-3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns7cSffmW48