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Mazda Unveils New Electronic Chassis System

Mazda is committed to always bringing the best of the best to its customers, and that means putting effort not only into big, obvious new features like the latest tech on the market and more powerful and efficient engines, but also considering the little things. The new Electronic Chassis System, recently revealed by the brand, is a result of Mazda’s efforts to make long-distance drives more comfortable while also reducing fatigue.

Electronic Chassis System

The trick to the Electronic Chassis System is to tweak the engine torque in order to put more weight on the front wheels. According to Mazda representatives, this small change improves cornering and maneuverability, as well as providing better overall ride comfort for drivers and passengers alike. The torque is monitored and distributed by the new G-Vectoring Control System, or GVC.

 

The GVC system isn’t the only effort Mazda is putting into improving the experience of riding in its vehicles. The company also has plans to develop more comfortable and firmer seats for passengers, and its research and development department is scheming ways to make the cabin more rigid. Putting more weight on the front wheels with the new Electronic Chassis System is just the first step of many.

 

To check out Mazda’s full lineup of tech-savvy vehicles, come visit us today at Parks Mazda.

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Family Fun at the All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm

The All-a-Flutter butterfly farm offers visitors one of the most unique and fascinating experiences of a lifetime. The farm’s April through October season accepts field trips of more than 20 guests by appointment; however, throughout the summer, All-a-Flutter invites families to come into the farm on a walk-in basis on preset Family Show days, which are designated on the farm’s event calendar. That way, you can bring your whole family to the All-a-Flutter Farm to see their exhibit of beautiful butterflies and learn about their life cycle.

 

All-a-Flutter butterfly farm

 

Aside from the show itself, families are invited to use one of many picnic tables available for public use before and after the show, where you can eat lunch on the countryside while children play in the farm’s open, grassy fields. The Family Show presentation itself starts at 10:00am on Saturdays and invites audience members to participate in a skit about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of butterflies. Additionally, visitors are given sugar pads they can use to attract and feed the butterflies up close!

 

So give your family the opportunity to meet butterflies in person by planning an afternoon out learning about these beautiful insects at the All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm. There’s fun to be had and sights to be seen by the whole family.

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Mazda Just Finished the One-Millionth MX-5 Miata, And You Can See It Yourself

Mazda recently passed an enormous milestone – the kind of event that many automakers can only hope to achieve – by reaching the production of the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 Miata on April 22nd. Reaching that point with a vehicle so beloved by the community brings it to another level.

One-Millionth MX-5 Miata

The auto company has been producing the vehicle for more than 27 years, as mass-production of the MX-5 Miata started all the way back in April of 1989. And now, it’s one of the most popular vehicles on the road and around the world.

 

To celebrate, the actual one-millionth MX-5 Miata produced will go on a tour, starting in Japan but ultimately touring around the world, so that fans everywhere can check it out. Yes, that means you can see it.

 

The latest version of this much-loved car is sporty, stylish, feature-heavy, and fuel-efficient – getting up to 36 mpg on the highway. Plus, the MX-5 Miata has been and always will be praised for its affordability. So once you do see it, there’s no reason to not go out and get one immediately.

 

To explore the new Mazda MX-5 Miata yourself or to take one out on a test drive, contact us or visit us anytime here at Parks Mazda.

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How to Choose the Right Pair of Sunglasses This Summer

A pair of sunglasses offers many functions.

 

First and foremost: sunglasses are cool, and no one disputes it. But more importantly, sunglasses can increase your visibility when driving, and they can protect your eyes and the skin around your eyes from the sun. Both great pluses when out on the road.

Choose the Right Pair of Sunglasses

 

Given all that they can do for you, it’s important to choose the right pair of sunglasses. You want sunglasses that will reduce glare, fit your face, and protect you from UV rays. Going into a store with these in mind are invaluable assets.

 

Typically, polarized sunglasses do the best to reduce glare and are a must-buy for the beach and for the snow, though most sunglasses will effectively shield you from the brightness on an average day.

 

However – not all sunglasses really protect you from UV light, which can cause cataracts, wrinkles, and more. You need protection from both UVA and UVB light, so be sure to find a pair that promises 100% protection from each type. It’s for your health, we promise.

 

And if you keep a spare pair of sunglasses in your car, we promise you will never regret it! For more warm-weather driving tips, contact us or visit us anytime at Parks Mazda.

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Enjoy National Peanut Month with These Delicious Peanut Recipes

March is an exciting month full of celebrations and fun. But, in the midst of your St. Patrick’s Day and Easter festivities, don’t forget to celebrate National Peanut Month with some delicious peanut recipes.

  • Peanut Powered Breakfast Cookies. Who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast? Whip up these energizing cookies packed with peanut butter, oat bran, rolled oats, dried cherries, yogurt, and applesauce. It’s hard to not have your mouth water at the thought.
  • Sautéed Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Honey Peanuts. This delicious treat can be offered as a lighter dessert and still give you all the sweetness you’re craving. After cookie meals are always the best.
  • Dixie Peanut Brittle. With this easy recipe you only need your microwave. Heat everything up in the microwave and let it cool on a cookie sheet and crack it apart when it’s cool. So you can break of a piece of that brilliant brittle.
  • Peanut Pie. If you love peanuts, then you need to bake this peanut-filled pie. Trust us, you do.
  • Crunchy Chutney Pork. Peanuts aren’t just for breakfast or dessert. This delicious pork recipe incorporates peanuts for a delicious crunch. This may not be for the faint of heart.

Do you have a favorite peanut recipe? What are you planning on making to celebrate National Peanut Month?

Tell us in the comments below!

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Top Five Road Trip Movies

To help inspire you in these dark and cold winter months, we’ve put together our list of the top five road trip movies.

top five road trip movies

 

# 1 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

 

This movie reads more like a guide of what not to do on a road trip. But most importantly, it can remind us that the only way to have a successful trip is to have a sense of humor. Oh, and to never drive the wrong way on an interstate.

 

# 2 – Thelma And Louise (1991)

 

It’s somewhat unfortunate that this film only seems to be remembered for its very tragic and now iconic ending. Because otherwise, this road trip movie reveals what a truly meaningful road trip is—a journey within.

 

# 3 – Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

 

The Faris family is about the most dysfunctional family as we’ve ever seen onscreen. Their road trip sees them ultimately grow closer as a whole.

 

# 4 – Tommy Boy (1995)

 

A true comedy of errors, this movie sees Chris Farley and David Spade having misadventure after misadventure. The lesson we can take away is that they never give up and keep burning miles.

 

# 5 – Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

 

Two best friends take a transformational trip across the gorgeous Mexican countryside. Reminding us that every good trip is very much about the scenery.

If there’s any you feel deserve to be in the top 5 and aren’t, list them below!

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