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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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Mazda CX-5 Outpaces Competition with 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

For the 2015 model, the Mazda CX-5 has a reputation to uphold when it comes to safety. After earning a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS for the 2014 model, nothing less than a repeat performance would be acceptable. The pressure was on—and Mazda delivered in a big way. While the new CX-5 has not been rated by the IIHS yet, it’s already earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, the highest rating given out by the administration. The rating applies to both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive models of the 2015 CX-5.

The compact crossover achieved five-star ratings in both the front and side crash tests and a four-star rating in the rollover crash test to add up to the overall five-star rating. These ratings put the CX-5 ahead of the crossover field early for the 2015 model year, beating out rivals like the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 that only achieved four-star overall ratings from the NHTSA.2015 Mazda CX-5 earns 5-star safety rating

The Mazda CX-5 boasts an intelligent overall design, but it’s also loaded with special safety features, some of which—antilock brakes, daytime running lights, and an electronic stability control system, for instance—come standard on the 2015 model. Plus, the CX-5 offers optional features like a rearview camera, the Smart City Brake Support system, and our favorite here at Parks Mazda, the Adaptive Front-Lighting System, which allows the headlights to turn to better illuminate curves on dark, dangerous roads.