06-09-21

How to Properly Sell Your Car in California

Are you looking to sell your vehicle in California? Sell it to us. The car selling process can be frustrating and difficult on your own near Santa Maria. Find a helping hand at our dealership. Our knowledgeable and friendly finance team is here to be your resource when you need us.

Sell Us Any Vehicle

When you sell your vehicle to us, you can sell us any make or model around San Luis Obispo. We buy cars, SUVs, trucks, and more. We make it easy to sell your car. Do you want to know if we will buy your car? Contact us today. Plus, you don't even need to buy a car when you sell us yours. Regardless of your situation near Grover Beach, we can help you out.

What You Need to Sell Your Vehicle in California.

To sell your vehicle in Lompoc or Nipomo, there are some steps you must follow. First, make sure you have your title. If you don't have your title or need a replacement for any reason, you may need to fill out one of the following forms.

  • Form REG 227, also known as an Application for Duplicate Title or Paperless Title
  • Form REG 101, also known as a Statement of Error or Erasure
  • A signed and notarized release for a lien

Similarly, you will need to receive and complete both a REG 262 form, which is California's version of a bill of sale and a STAR smog certification for your vehicle, which only lasts for 90 days.

Complete the Transaction

If you have all of the following documents filled out correctly near Arroyo Grande, then submit them to the DMV and complete your sale. The sale will need to be reported to the DMV. Once that and other smaller steps are completed, you can happily walk away with a check in hand. Selling to our dealership is easy, safe, and fast. So make sure to take the worry off your shoulders and visit us.

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04-27-21

Are You Excited for the Upcoming 2022 Mazda MX-30? You Should Be

If you've been waiting for an electric vehicle from Mazda, your wait is nearly over, and if you haven't, you'll want to see what the Mazda MX-30 is bringing to the table. There are a lot of fun new design ideas that Mazda is using in this SUV, and we can't wait to tell you all about them at Santa Maria Mazda.

The First All-Electric Model from Mazda

The Mazda MX-30 has a lot going for it. Its electric motor provides 144 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque off of a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. When you're at a DC fast-charging station, you'll be able to go from a 20%-full battery to 80% in about 36 minutes, allowing you to get back on the road quick.

You can expect the same terrific ride and safety that comes with every Mazda around Nipomo when you get your hands on a Mazda MX-30. It will come with the latest technology in i-Activsense, including new detection technology for monitoring the curb, and not just the lane markings, for Lane Keep Assist.

This new electric SUV will be available here in California this fall, and Mazda plans to introduce more electrified models to the San Luis Obispo area soon. A plug-in hybrid for larger platforms and a traditional hybrid for a new Mazda crossover are in the works.

Innovative Design

With new internals comes a chance to redesign some things about the Mazda MX-30. Though very similar to the Mazda CX-3 at first glance, this EV was designed with a new direction in mind to match the modern lifestyle.

One of the most striking design choices you'll notice are the freestyle doors. Both the front and back doors open away from the center, allowing you to get a wide-open cabin. You'll not only have an easier time getting in and out as you need to, but you'll also be able to sit in your car without feeling disconnected from the beautiful outdoors of Grover Beach. Mazda's hope is that you'll find new and creative ways to make this car truly your own.

Open Design and Responsible Materials

Electric vehicles represent an eco-friendly and environmentally minded future, so Mazda has taken steps to include those ideals in the very design of the cabin. Across the interior, you'll find elements that evoke the image of floating, from the island gear shift to the light center armrest. These airy motifs communicate the responsibility every one of us has to ensure our children and their children can breathe clean air around Arroyo Grande for generations to come.

Several of the materials used in the interior are recycled from waste products or made from low-impact and sustainable sources. The door trim is made from recycled plastic bottles, giving it a fibrous quality that continues that theme of air. The Heritage Cork in the console tray is harvested from the bark of trees without felling. You'll find these sorts of responsible materials everywhere you look in the Mazda MX-30.

Plans for a Plug-In Hybrid Variant

If you're hoping for a hybrid variant of this model for your Lompoc drives, you're in luck. Although we don't know much, Mazda has confirmed that a PHEV variant of the Mazda MX-30 will be coming at some point. It will use a rotary generator, but only to charge the battery. This gives you an extended range with a surprisingly quiet gas engine and consistent performance. Keep an eye on this space to hear more about when the Mazda MX-30 plug-in hybrid will be available.

Pickup Your Mazda MX-30 This Fall in Santa Maria

It won't be long before you can get one of these electric SUVs for yourself. We'll be sure to get them in stock as soon as we can, so keep an eye on our inventory at Santa Maria Mazda! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We look forward to letting you test drive the upcoming 2022 Mazda MX-30!

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04-27-21

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Awards the Top Safety Pick+ Award to Every Tested Mazda

We can say how committed Mazda is to your safety around Arroyo Grande all we like at Santa Maria Mazda, but it will never have the same weight as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) saying it. Every year, the IIHS gives out two sets of awards for the safest models of the year: Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+. For the second year in a row, every single Mazda vehicle the IIHS tested won a Top Safety Pick+ award.

What Does it Take to Win the Top Safety Pick+ Award?

In order to win either award, the car must receive good ratings in six crashworthiness tests: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint.

To win just a Top Safety Pick award, the model must have front crash prevention driver-assist technology available with an advanced or superior rating for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian. It must also have acceptable or good headlights available.

To win a Top Safety Pick+ award, however, these features must be standard, and that’s exactly what Mazda has done across its lineup. The only 2021 models in the lineup that didn't win this award are the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda MX-5 Miata RF sports cars, which the IIHS did not test.

Mazda's Commitment to You

Mazda continually improves and advances its safety technology to be the best that it can be and still be standard in every model. Mazda's i-Activsense covers all sorts of amazing technologies like its Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, which allowed Mazda models to receive superior ratings on vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention, and several also received superior ratings for vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention.

This system also includes High Beam Control and Adaptive Front-Lighting System. These systems help you by turning your high beams on and off depending on the surrounding traffic conditions in San Luis Obispo and turn the headlights to provide extra light around curves. You'll find LED projector headlights on every Mazda model, giving you high-quality lighting on Lompoc roads.

More Amazing Driver-Assist Technology for Safe Drives Around Grover Beach

Mazda doesn't just have the features the IIHS looks for. Each model also includes Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The first part of this feature alerts you if there is a car in your blind spot, preventing you from accidentally merging into the path of another vehicle. The second part will alert you if you're backing out of a Nipomo parking space or in a similar scenario and a car is crossing your path. That way, you can be alert to dangers even when you can't see them.

Many Mazda models also include Driver Attention Alert. When you are driving above 40 mph, the system learns your driving patterns. It watches you inputs and how the vehicle moves to establish a baseline. Then if it ever detects your behavior drifting from the learned data in a way that suggests you may be losing concentration or focus, it will warn you and suggest you take a break with a chime and a notification in the Multi-Information Display.

Enjoy Some of the Safest Models of 2021 in Santa Maria

We have a variety of incredible models for you at Santa Maria Mazda. Whether you want a sedan, hatchback or any size of SUV, we'll be happy to provide you with an incredible model with the latest safety features. We'll be happy to help with any questions or concerns you have, so don't hesitate to contact us!

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12-22-20

Check Out How the Mazda CX-30 Compares to the Buick Encore GX

Shoppers will find the new 2021 Mazda CX-30 here at Santa Maria Mazda. The CX-30 is the latest addition to the Mazda crossover lineup, with a spacious interior and lots of value. We want to show you some of the best aspects of the new CX-30, so we compared it to a top luxury competitor: the new Buick Encore GX.

You can find the new Mazda CX-30 here in Santa Maria, CA, with all the latest Mazda lease deals available online. Test drive this new crossover and talk to our finance center about your best purchase or lease options. We also offer a free trade-in tool to help you get an estimate for your old ride. Today, visit Santa Maria Mazda is located on E Battles Rd and less than 30 miles outside of Lompoc, CA.

2021 CX-30 vs Encore GX: Performance

The powertrain of the Mazda CX-30 may not rival many sports cars, but even this mild-mannered engine supersedes the most powerful engine available on the Buick Encore GX. The standard SKYACTIV® propulsion system of the CX-30 generates 186-horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, versus the 155-horsepower and 174 pound-feet of the Buick Encore GX's inline three-cylinder engine. Overall, the Mazda CX-30 offers the driver more control and more precise handling than the drive of the Encore GX.

The CX-30 is also an excellent choice for commuters and road trip enthusiasts in Grover Beach. This subcompact SUV's standard performance allows it to travel up to 31 mpg on the highway, whereas the Buick Encore GX falls short, traveling 29 mpg on the highway. Buick models, especially SUVs, are generally not well-known for their fuel economy.

2021 CX-30 vs Encore GX: Features

Despite Buick's status as a "luxury brand," the Encore GX falls a bit short in terms of standard features available on all trims. This SUV offers various conveniences, but many of these must be added on with the purchasing of higher trim levels or additional upgrade packages. Aside from its many standard safety features, the Mazda CX-30 features a more luxurious and high-quality interior. Standard features include remote engine start through Mazda Connected Services, LED brake lights, and LED headlamps. These features cost extra on the Encore GX, which features more outdated halogen headlamp bulbs.

2021 CX-30 vs Encore GX: Safety

Both of these SUVs share similar safety features to keep Arroyo Grande, CA drivers safe in the event of an accident. Still, the Mazda CX-30 offers a few extra applications to prevent collisions. All CX-30 trims come standard with i-ACTIVSENSE® driver-assist features, including Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane-Keep Assist. These features have equivalents on the Buick Encore GX but cost extra to add to base trim levels.

The Mazda CX-30 offers shoppers near San Luis Obispo a wider variety of standard features for a starting price more than $3,000 lower than the Buick Encore GX.

2021 CX-30 vs Encore GX: Interior

While the Buick Encore GX comes from an established luxury brand, the interior of the Mazda CX-30 earned a bit more praise by critics for its more welcoming nature. The interior of the Mazda CX-30 may fall a bit short on cargo space, but has a lot of comfort for all five passengers. Our Mazda subcompact SUV offers much more interior legroom, hip room, and rear headroom than its top competition from Buick. The CX-30 is also more lightweight overall, giving it a bit of an edge in fuel economy.

Test Drive the Mazda CX-30 Today

If the 2021 Mazda CX-30 sounds like your style then you should come check one out here at Santa Maria Mazda today! Contact our sales team to schedule a test drive and use our speedy directions for the best route from your home. You will find our dealership conveniently less than 15 minutes away from Nipomo, CA. See you soon!

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12-21-20

Comparing the new Mazda CX-30 to the Chevy Trailblazer

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 made its grand debut recently and shoppers can find this compact crossover available here at Santa Maria Mazda. Our latest compact crossover stands out for its luxury, fun-filled drive, and a wide selection of advanced safety features. However, recently, Chevrolet unveiled a returning champion that provides strong competition in the compact crossover lineup: the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. Let us discuss some of the key areas where the Mazda CX-30 stands out above its competitor from Chevy.

Shoppers will find the 2021 CX-30 here at Santa Maria Mazda, located less than 35 minutes outside of San Luis Obispo, CA. Use our handy directions for the best route and contact our team in Santa Maria, CA for a test drive!

CX-30 vs Trailblazer- Interior

What the Mazda CX-30 lacks in available cargo space, it more than makes up for quality and class on the inside. This new compact crossover comes styled with a rich assortment of high-end materials, including available leather seating and other exquisite interior decoration accents. The base trims of the Chevy Trailblazer fall a bit short in terms of interior design, constructed mostly from hard plastics and other cheap-looking interior materials. Different leather and vinyl upholstery patterns are available on the Trailblazer, but for a higher premium.

CX-30 vs Trailblazer: Performance

A good SUV needs to go beyond mere good looks alone; it should also have a performance to match! When it comes to power under the hood, the Mazda CX-30 has a drive that daily commuters and road trippers in Lompoc will enjoy thanks to its standard 186-horsepower SKYACTIV engine, generating 186 pound-feet of torque. Mazda has also announced more powerful CX-30 models to debut in the future, including an available turbocharged performance. The current Chevy Trailblazer performance falls short in power, even now, generating 155-horsepower and 174 pound-feet. The Trailblazer's performance is also a built less thrilling whereas, the Mazda CX-30 is specially designed to bring the driver and car together in perfect harmony.

The Mazda CX-30 also presents a preferable choice for commuters near Arroyo Grande in terms of its fuel economy. The SKYACTIV propulsion system sips gas and enables the CX-30 to travel up to 31 mpg on the highway, versus the 30 mpg highway performance of the Chevy Trailblazer. The CX-30 is also the more lightweight of the two SUVs, saving more fuel in the long-run.

CX-30 vs Trailblazer: Technology

Not only is the new CX-30 a luxurious SUV for an affordable price, but it also offers shoppers a lot more for their money! On the outside, shoppers will find LED exterior lights standard on all trims, with available Signature, LED lights adding more style. The Chevy Trailblazer, despite being all-new, still features less illuminating and more energy-consuming halogen headlights, with LED bulbs only available.

Another popular aspect of the Mazda CX-30 is its interior technology, including the standard Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® Driver Assistive Features. These semi-autonomous features come included on every trim level and provide Nipomo drivers with the utmost clarity and assistance in preventing accidents. Standard features like the Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & have their equivalents on the Chevy Trailblazer but only come available on more expensive trim levels. The Mazda CX-30 also comes standard with steering-wheel-mounted cruise controls, Advanced Keyless Entry with push-button start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and HD Radio, all of which cost extra to add to the Chevy Trailblazer.

Test Drive the Mazda CX-30 Today

Shoppers will find the new Mazda CX-30 at Santa Maria Mazda, conveniently less than 25 minutes outside of Grover Beach, CA. We invite you to check out our current new Mazda special offers to see how you can save, then start the financing process online by getting an estimate for your trade and applying online through our finance center. Schedule a test drive today to learn more!

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