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August 4, 2015
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Surviving the Back to School Blues | 12 Tips

From kindergarten to grad school, the rapidly approach fall means it’s time once again to hit the books, memorize your locker combination, and pack your school gear in that shiny new backpack. Going back to school can be a period of stress for the entire family as new routines obliterate that laid-back summer vibe. But with some simple planning, you can survive the back to school blues and make transitioning into the new school year a more pleasurable experience.

Your friends here at Mazda of Elk Grove have gathered 12 helpful back-to-school tips to help you and your family ease into the academic routine.


1) Get a Head Start on New Schedules

Give your kids time to adjust by starting their school schedules about a week early, so they get used to waking up at an earlier hour.

2) Calm Their Nerves

If your child is anxious about starting school, share happy memories from the previous year, all the fun activities that lie ahead, and the new things they’ll learn. Continue Reading →

July 1, 2015
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Mazda of Elk Grove’s “Top 10” Summer Car Care Tips

Summer is heating up here in Elk Grove and the greater Sacramento area. So now is the time to make sure your car is ready to take on the sweltering summer months. In honor of David Letterman’s recent departure from late night television, we here at Mazda of Elk Grove have put together our own “Top 10” list of essential summer care car tips that will help ensure your vehicle will be running in tip-top shape this summer.

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June 1, 2015
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Mazda of Elk Grove Announces 2015 College Graduate Program

Graduating from college is an awesome achievement that deserves celebrating. As a member of the Class of 2015, you’ve worked hard to accomplish your goals. Now, with that college diploma in hand, it’s time to set out on the highway of life where your future success awaits. And what better car in which to get you there than an award-winning 2015 Mazda from Mazda of Elk Grove, your preferred Mazda dealership in Elk Grove, California?

That’s why we’re excited to offer the Mazda College Graduate Program. It’s designed to help put new and recent college graduates behind the wheel of a new 2015 Mazda with a special financing package on all new and used Mazdas up to three model years old. The program also covers certified pre-owned Mazdas, too.

Grad Program Blue Car

Mazda College Graduate Program FAQs:

Q: How do I know if I qualify?
A: If you are graduating within the next six months, or have graduated within the past three years, from a qualifying two or four-year U.S. college, graduate school, or nursing school, then you qualify for program consideration.

Q: How do I provide proof that I graduated?
A: You can provide a letter from the Registrar’s Office at your college stating your graduation date the type of degree. Or, you can submit a copy of your transcript that shows what you need to graduate. You can also provide your diploma or a copy of your final transcripts if you have already graduated.

Q: What if I don’t have a sufficient credit history for a loan?
A: The purpose of the program is to offer graduates who may not have had the chance to build up a credit history the opportunity to purchase a new or pre-owned Mazda. However, you must not show any negative credit history and you also must show proof of income. If there is a joint application, both applicants must qualify for the program’s eligibility requirements. All eligibility is subject to approval by Mazda Capital Services.

Q: I have a job waiting for me after graduation, but I haven’t started yet. Can I still qualify?
A: Yes! You can provide us with a letter from your future employer that shows when you will start working within 90 days of your graduation date. The letter should also indicate your salary. We will verbally confirm your current or future employment with your employer.

It’s our goal at Mazda of Elk Grove to offer college graduates a pathway to owning a new or pre-owned Mazda. Please note, however, that certain program restrictions apply. For more details, please contact our dealership.Mazda-Graduate-Program

Graduate to Mazda Quality at Mazda of Elk Grove
Your college grad will “zoom zoom” to the head of the class when they get behind the wheel of a new 2015 Mazda from Mazda of Elk Grove. In addition to our aforementioned College Graduate Program, you can take advantage of a variety of special financing offers, dealer markdowns, and manufacturer incentives. Be sure and stop by our dealership in the Elk Grove Automall at 8588 Laguna Grove Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757. To schedule a test drive for your college grad, please call 877-977-5310. For Parts and Service, call 877-977-4640.

Congratulations Class of 2015!

May 1, 2015
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2015 Sacramento and Elk Grove Summer Activity Planner

Summer is here. And that means the Sacramento area is bursting at the seams with lots of fun and exciting things to see and do. As your hometown Mazda dealership in Elk Grove, CA we want to help you with your summer planning by offering the following useful guide to some of the many fun-in-the-sun events and activities in and around Sacramento and Elk Grove.


  1. Elk Grove Western Festival – Yee haw! Mazda of Elk Grove is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Elk Grove Western Festival. Held May 2-3 at the Elk Grove Regional Park, this two-day event features lots of fun and exciting Western-themed events, live entertainment, parade and activities for the entire family. Don’t miss the finger-licking BBQ Championship, sponsored by the Kansas City BBQ Society.
  2. 5th Annual Memorial Day Wounded Veterans Run – Help give back to those who so bravely served our country. The event takes place at Folsom Parkway Trails with proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project and other worthy veterans’ charities.
  3. 2nd Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair, June 5 -7 – A historic book fair and celebration of African American writers featuring panel discussions, food vendors, children’s activities, art displays, and more. Presented at the Women’s Civic Improvement Center in downtown Sac.
  4. Sacramento County Fair, May 21-25 – This Memorial Day Weekend tradition at the Cal Expo explodes with thrilling fun and exciting activities for the entire family. Food, carnival rides, animal exhibits, and live entertainment make this the place to be.
  5. 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival, May 22-25  – From rock to jazz to Dixieland, this eclectic international music extravaganza features a toe-tapping potpourri of outstanding musical acts, including Tower of Power, Everclear, Eve 6, and more. At Old Sacramento State Historic Park.
  6. Sacramento Taco Festival, June 20 – The name says it all. This “muy delicioso” event features a mouth-watering fiesta of tacos, live entertainment, taco eating contests, lucha libre wrestling, and even a Chihuahua beauty contest. Corner of Del Paso Blvd. and Arden Way.
  7. Elk Grove Big Truck Day, May 20 – In celebration of Public Works Week, the City of Elk Grove is presenting a special event the kids will love as they get “up close and personal” with a variety of construction equipment, buses, dump trucks, and more. At the Laguna Gateway Shopping Center.
  8. Elk Grove’s Boots on the Blvd. – Mazda of Elk Grove is a proud sponsor of a new Country/Western themed outdoor concert on Friday night May 15th in Old Town Elk Grove. The event stars country artist Craig Campbell with special guest artist Blackburn Bullet. The event is also a salute to our soldiers, with proceeds benefitting various veterans’ projects.
  9. Elk Grove’s 18th Annual Salute to the Red, White & Blue – Join your friends and neighbors at the Elk Grove Regional Park for a dazzling July 4th celebration complete with fireworks, live music, and activities for the entire family.
  10. Third Annual Fourth on the Field at Raley Field – Celebrate Independence Day at the home of the River Cats. It’s a big neighborhood block party with local food trucks, interactive games on the field, a kids’ area, live music, and a spectacular nighttime fireworks display.

Zoom in for Sizzling Summer Deals at Mazda of Elk Grove

The weather’s getting hotter and so are the deals at Mazda of Elk Grove with spectacular summertime savings on our entire lineup of award-winning 2015 Mazdas. Beat the heat with cool discounts and money-saving manufacturer incentives. We’re proud to have been named’s United States and California Dealer of the Year, two years running! Stop by our dealership today, conveniently located in the Elk Grove Auto Mall at 8588 Laguna Grove Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757 and let us show you just how easy it is to zoom away in a brand-new Mazda. For our Sales Department, please call 877-977-5310. For Service, please call 877-977-4640.


April 3, 2015
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The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadster: Driven to Excite!

Twenty-six years ago, the first MX-5 Miata two-door roadster debuted and immediately made its mark, both on the track and off, as the new definition of what a sporty, fun-to-drive two-seat convertible sports car should be. From its racing-inspired handling to its responsive engine, the original Miata was simply a blast to drive.

It still is.

The Legend Continues

2016 Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster

2016 Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster

Now in its fourth generation, the all-new 2016 Miata carries on the marque’s proud, race-bred heritage; but with a new level of sophistication, refinement, and technological innovation. Finely tuned to appeal to the spirited driver in all of us, the new Miata knows how to take on the twists and turns of the road less traveled with confident assurance.While the overall dimensions of the 2016 Miata closely resemble the original, it’s actually a bit shorter, lighter, and smaller without skimping on interior space. A sloping front hood improves forward visibility which allows a lower driving position. Echoing the brand’s “Kodo – Soul of Motion” design philosophy, the Miata is fluidly sculpted with exquisite proportions. The new iteration also sheds weight through a variety of means, from the transmission and extensive use of aluminum to the revived classic-roadster four-bolt lug nuts. The Miata still manages to maintain its 50/50 weight balance; however, the engine now sits behind the front axle, for more of a front, mid-engine layout.

Nimble and surefooted, the 2016 Miata offers responsive steering and precise shifts with short throws from its six-speed manual transmission (an optional automatic will be offered). The U.S. version of the Miata will get Mazda’s proven SKYACTIV 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, making 155 hp with 148 lb ft of torque. With plenty of grip and predictive handling, it’s sure to continue Miata’s domination on the track through Mazda’s global MX-5 Cup program.

Recently, automotive journalists from around the world had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of Japanese-spec right-hand-drive 2016 Miatas for extended test drives in the mountains outside of Barcelona, Spain. Here’s what they wrote:

Jack Baruth, who writes for Road & Track Magazine, enthused: “Is it the best Miata ever? Clearly. It’s more than a great Miata. It’s a wake-up call to the people who build cars around the world…But it’s also a wake-up call to drivers around the world…Were this car half as good as it is, it would be good enough – but instead, it’s truly great.”

And Tony Quiroga of Car and Driver Magazine, writes: “…it’s gratifying to know that the Miata continues to stay true to the original…It’s still a small sports car. It’s still big fun. It’s still a toy. Best of all, it still makes us happy.”

We simply couldn’t say it any better.

Reserve Your 2016 MX-5 Miata Roadster Today at Mazda of Elk Grove

Due to arrive later in 2015, reservations for the iconic new 2016 MX-5 Miata Roadster are now being accepted at Mazda of Elk Grove, the number-one Mazda dealership in Sacramento. Because we expect a Tsunami of eager buyers once the Miata hits our showroom, we encourage you “zoom zoom” on in to our showroom and put your name on the reservation list so you won’t be disappointed. Stop by our dealership, conveniently located at 8588 Laguna Grove Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757. Or call our Sales Department at 877-977-5310 for more information. To reach our Service Department, please call 877-977-4640.


March 2, 2015
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All-New 2016 Mazda CX-3 Crossover SUV Debuts to Rave Reviews

In the battle for supremacy in the hotly contested compact crossover SUV segment, Mazda has fired an impressive salvo of advanced features and innovative design that make its all-new 2016 CX-3 crossover SUV a formidable opponent.

In itsrecent review of Mazda’s newest entry into this increasingly popular category filled with lots of bland, “me too” vehicles, Car and Driver Magazine raves that the new CX-3 “…already owns all other tiny crossovers” with its bold styling that evolves from Mazda’s unique design philosophy called “Jinba Ittai.” Loosely translated from Japanese, the phrase means “man, horse, one body” and is meant to evoke the fluid merging of horse and rider into one.

“No single element overpowers the other. They’re all balanced, harmonious, and easily exploited by the pilot. And the idea that Mazda even considered the notion when whipping together the CX-3 is reason enough for enthusiasts to stop and take notice,” says the magazine.

2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3

Looking good from any angle

The magazine goes on to praise the CX-3’s aggressive and muscular countenance, stating: “…the small SUV features a tight greenhouse perched atop flowing fender flares. In top-spec trims, the CX-3 wears large 18-inch wheels that fill out the fender openings nicely and impart the crossover with a powerful stance. The front and rear ends look essentially scaled down from the CX-5’s, which is a good thing given that there’s nothing wrong with the way Mazda’s larger crossover looks.”

In addition to its stunning exterior good looks, the new Mazda CX-3 also gets high marks for its well thought-out and technologically advanced interior.

Hit the road in style

“Like every recent Mazda product,” the magazine’s review notes,  “there is style and substance to spare, with a high-resolution seven-inch touch-screen center display, a McLaren-aping three-pod gauge cluster, and one of the nicest infotainment control knobs this side of a BMW 7-series.”

But it’s on the road that this newest member of Mazda’s award-winning automotive lineup really gets out in front of the pack. According to Forbes Magazine, this is where the new CX-3 really shines. The magazine notes that the CX-3 benefits from the 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that it borrows from the popular Mazda3.

Engineered to outperform

“The CX-3’s engine, transmission and lightweight body structure — most of which is comprised of either high-strength or ultra-high-strength steel — are part of Mazda’s suite of Skyactiv fuel-saving technology,” says Forbes. “All the components are designed for optimum efficiency without compromising the fun-to-drive nature inherent in all Mazdas. For example, in the Mazda3, the six-speed automatic is more fuel-efficient than the six-speed manual, yet it also offers quick gear changes for peppy acceleration and downshifts.”

In addition to inheriting the Mazda3’s spirited and fuel-efficient engine that pumps out a respectable 155 hp, the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 also benefits from Mazda’s corporate “Zoom Zoom” philosophy that injects lots of driving fun into every bend of the road. As Forbes Magazine notes:

“Though attractive design is a big selling point for Mazda vehicles, it is the sporty driving dynamics — which the 2016 CX-3 should inherit — that most set them apart from competitors. The difference in steering feel, suspension tuning and throttle response that is Mazda’s signature ought to draw some buyers from the blander choices.”

And, according to Mazda: “To enhance the customer’s driving pleasure, the new 2016 CX-3 also offers a wide range of Mazda’s latest technologies, including the Mazda Connect car connectivity system and i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features.”

Car and Driver concludes: “Mazda has successfully infused its most recent spate of products with plenty of dynamic ability and driving enjoyment, which has us eagerly anticipating our first turn behind the wheel of the CX-3.”

Mazda CX-3

Mazda CX-3

Zoom into Mazda of Elk Grove for an Exceptional Deal on a New 2015 Mazda

As your preferred Mazda dealer in Elk Grove, Davis and Sacramento, Calif., you’ll discover just how easy it is to get behind the wheel of an exciting and fun-to-drive new 2015 Mazda. Take advantage of money-saving discounts and manufacturer incentives on our huge inventory of new and certified pre-owned Mazdas. Mazda of Elk Grove is conveniently located in the Elk Grove Automall at 8588 Laguna Grove Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757. For Sales call 877-977-5310. For Service, call 877-977-4640.


February 9, 2015
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8 Reasons Why You’ll Love Our Certified Pre-Owned Mazdas

Concerned about buying a used car because you’re worried about reliability and limited warranty coverage? Relax. At Mazda of Elk Grove, we give you plenty of reasons to love our Certified Pre-Owned Mazda vehicles, whether it’s on Valentine’s Day or on any other day. All of our Certified Pre-Owned Mazdas are pampered and shown a lot of attention from the moment they arrive at our dealership. And that means you’ll continue to love your certified pre-owned Mazda for years to come. After all, isn’t that what a committed relationship is all about? Why will you love our Certified Pre-Owned Mazdas? Let us count the ways:

New and Certified Pre-Owned Mazdas

New and Certified Pre-Owned Mazdas

  1. Each Certified Pre-Owned Mazda is given a thorough, rigorous, and detailed 150-point inspection, both inside and out. We sweat the details so you don’t have to. Now that’s showing some love!
  2. Your Certified Pre-Owned Mazda comes with a 12-month or 12,000 mile limited warranty to smooth over any rough spots you both may encounter.
  3. You’ll also get a seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty to keep you and your Certified Pre-Owned Mazda zooming along together for many carefree miles.
  4. You’ll surely adore having complimentary 24-hr roadside assistance you can depend on.
  5. You won’t be married to high out-of-pocket expenses with our zero deductible.
  6. Get a free vehicle history report before you take your Certified Pre-Owned Mazda on a “first date” (aka “test drive”).
  7. Our “Mazda Total Advantage Plan” pre-pays for factory recommended service, saving you up to 25%. What’s not to love about that?
  8. Warranty benefits are transferable, so others can love your Mazda as much as you do when it’s time to part ways.

Fall in Love with Our Sweetheart Deals at Mazda of Elk Grove

Love is in the air and that means we’re dealing on our huge inventory of new 2015 and Certified Pre-Owned Mazdas. You’ll also love our exclusive 10-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty on all new 2015 Mazda vehicles. And we also warranty that your new Mazda will be free of defects for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. And our 10-point Value Guarantee will make your heart skip a beat:

  1. Up to $1,500 in coupon savings
  2. Free lifetime car wash
  3. Complimentary oil change
  4. Value pricing on all pre-owned vehicles
  5. Five-day/500 mile exchange policy
  6. Lifetime towing within 25 miles of our dealership’s service center
  7. Loaner car for major service
  8. Full tank of gas on vehicle delivery
  9. We’ll buy your used car with a seven-day appraisal even if you don’t buy from us
  10. Free 100-point annual inspection of your pre-owned vehicle
Mazda of Elk Grove Car Warranty

Mazda of Elk Grove Car Warranty

Mazda of Elk Grove is conveniently located in the Elk Grove Automall at 8588 Laguna Grove Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757. For Sales call 877-977-5310. For Service, call 877-977-4640.

January 12, 2015
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12 Best Places to Watch Super Bowl XLIX in Sacramento

The clock is ticking down to the start of the Big Game. And here in sports-crazy Sacramento, there’s a stadium full of great spots for your friends and family to watch Super Bowl XLIX. Here are our picks for the 12 best places to watch the Super Bowl in the Sacramento area:

Superbowl in Elk Grove

  1. Club Raven – This laid-back bar features inexpensive drinks, a friendly staff, and even free popcorn. 3246 J Street, Sacramento.
  2. Cheaters Sports Bar – This longtime favorite continues to draw a more mature crowd with a traditional atmosphere and lots of friendly people. 3221 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento.
  3. MVP’s Sports Grill – Centrally located in downtown Sac, this popular establishment features a ton of large flat-screen TVs and a second floor so you don’t get crushed by the crowds. 2110 L St., Sacramento.
  4. Mark’s Sports Bar – Features 6 DirectTV satellite feeds, a variety of beverage choices, video games, pool, and a large outdoor patio. 303 Iron Point Road, Folsom
  5. R15 Bar – This trendy, upscale bar is a favorite hangout for the young and hip crowd. It features 14 42-inch TVs, plus a “living room” with a couch and a big plasma monitor. Or opt for the exclusive SKYYBox on the second floor, which is great for private parties. 1403 28th St., Sacramento.
  6. Shenanigans – Enjoy lots of food choices, an extensive list of libations, pool, and more. The friendly staff will welcome you to a great place to watch the game. 705 J St., Sacramento.
  7. Ink Eats & Drinks – This fun place features various Super Bowl specials, and a casual atmosphere. 2730 N. Street, Sacramento.
  8. Press Club – There are plenty of flat-screens, lots of drink specials, and a fun and casual vibe. 2030 P Street, Sacramento
  9. Dive Bar – Upscale lounges feature large big-screen TVs. Take advantage of special Super Bowl pricing. 1022 K Street, Sacramento.
  10. Brew It Up! – For a unique twist, this brewery features special drink/food packages that serve from 7 to 16 people. 801 14th St., Sacramento.
  11. Pyramid Alehouse – Offering food and drink specials all day. 1029 K St., Sacramento.
  12. Mandango’s Sports Lounge – Win raffle prizes, have fun, and enjoy a spirited atmosphere. Located on Fulton Ave., Sacramento.

(Remember to drink and drive responsibly.)

Zoom in for Super Deals on New Mazdas

Mazda of Elk Grove is your headquarters for “Super Savings” on our huge inventory of new 2015 Mazdas. And you’ll score even more savings on our wide selection of certified pre-owned vehicles. We take the worry out of buying a new car with our exclusive 10 year/100,000-mile warranty and 10-point Value Guarantee. It’s why we’re the #1 Mazda car dealer in the Sacramento Valley. We’re also proud to be ranked as the #1 dealership for customer satisfaction in America by

We’re just a short drive from Sacramento, conveniently located at 8588 Laguna Grove Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757 in the Elk Grove Automall right off the S. Sacramento Freeway. To schedule a test drive, please call 877-977-5310. For service, call 877-977-4640. Click here for interactive driving directions.

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December 9, 2014
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Mazda of Elk Grove Participates in Annual “Mazda Drive for Good” Campaign

The holidays are a time when we think of giving generously, whether it’s presents under the tree for loved ones or by helping those in need. Mazda of Elk Grove is proud to once again be participating in the nationwide “Mazda Drive for Good” campaign. Last year Mazda dealers across the country contributed in excess of $2.7 million and donated more than 56,000 of volunteer community service to charitable organizations across the United States.


The Mazda Drive for Good campaign is an easy way for you to give back to our local Sacramento community this holiday season. For every test drive in a new 2014 or 2015 Mazda, we’ll pledge one hour of community service. And, we’ve upped our donation amount this year, which means that we’ll now donate $150 for every new Mazda purchased now through Jan. 2, 2015. You can choose to have the money donated to one of the following four national charities, or one local charity:

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • The American Red Cross
  • The Mazda Foundation
  • The American Heart Association
  • UCP of Sacramento and Northern Calif.

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to these very worthy charitable causes.

Sacramento, CA Local Holiday Event Calendar


At Mazda of Elk Grove, we believe in being actively involved in the life of our community. That’s why we are pleased to provide you with this list of festive local holiday events for the whole family:

  1. Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink – Put on your skates for some holiday fun now through Jan. 19th. Presented by the Sacramento Downtown Plaza.
  2. Theatre of Lights in Old Sac – Combining advanced lighting and sound technology, enjoy the classic “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and special New Year’s presentations through Dec. 31st.
  3. Gingerbread Holiday at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum – Through Dec. 22nd, enjoy viewing dozens of meticulously crafted gingerbread houses of all shapes and sizes. Free admission.
  4. Santa Parade – This holiday tradition brings thousands down to Old Sac to watch marching bands, colorful clowns, vintage cars, amazing floats, and appearance by St. Nick himself. Dec. 13th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 15th and N Street.
  5. The Nutcracker – Delight to this holiday tradition as little Clara seeks her beloved prince in this charming presentation by the Sacramento Ballet at the Community Center Theater. Now through Dec. 21st.
  6. New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular – Head down to Old Sac to ring in the New Year with an awesome free fireworks display, live music and entertainment, food and drink venues, kid-friendly activities, and more.

Zoom in for Our Great Holiday Deals

Take advantage of our holiday sales celebration with discounts and special offers on our wide selection of new 2014, 2015 and certified pre-owned Mazdas. No matter where you live in the greater Sacramento area, Mazda of Elk Grove is easy to get to. We’ve conveniently located in the Elk Grove Automall at 8588 Laguna Gove Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95757. To schedule a test drive, call 877-977-5310. For our Service Dept., call 877-977-4640.

Happy Holidays!


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November 17, 2014
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Top 10 Places for Thanksgiving Dinner in Sacramento

Let’s face it, preparing a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast for family and friends takes a lot of work. If you’re ready for a break from making Thanksgiving dinner this year, then ditch the apron, put away those pots and pans, and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal at one of the many outstanding restaurants we have here in the Sacramento area.

To make your decision as to where to go a bit easier, we’ve put together our list of the top 10 places to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner here in Sacramento. Bon Appetit!

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