What does my Mazda's check engine light mean?


This is a common question we receive from drivers in the Pottstown area--especially newer drivers who are piloting their very first set of wheels. And it's an excellent question to ask, because your check engine could be just a minor inconvenience, or it could be an ominous warning of a very big problem.

It's advised that you see your local mechanic or schedule an appointment with the John Kennedy service center as soon as possible after your check engine light comes on.

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Pros and cons of applying for car financing online

These days, the car-buying process is easier than ever--you can shop online, compare vehicles, and even set up your car financing for a lease or loan.

All without needing to leave your couch--it's like a dream come true.

And there are a lot of benefits that come with applying for financing online--but there are some things to be cautious about, too. Here are some pros and cons of using an online application to breeze through your dealership visit.

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Changing your oil may be more important than you think--here's why

Car engines have advanced dramatically over the last few years--and the technology in your Mazda has been engineering to be lighter, smaller, more powerful, and more fuel-efficient... all at the same time.

This means that each and every component in the engine--from pistons to cooling system--is under more pressure, and having to move faster and with more precision. That could be a recipe for overheating, excess friction, corrosion, or total failure.

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Celebrate back-to-school and treat your Mazda to a full car detailing


It's back-to-school season in Pottstown! And that means new shoes, shiny new backpacks... and one seriously dirty car after a full summer of family fun and road trips.

When the house is quiet and the kids are at school it's time to treat yourself--to a full detailing for your Mazda6, Mazda3 hatchback, or Mazda CX-9. At our Pottstown service center, we offer fast, professional detailing at a great price.

Prefer a spot of DIY? We can help with that, too.

Here are our three top tips for keeping your Mazda clean this school year--and all year!

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Need to break in your new Mazda model? It might be time for a road trip in Pottstown


Summer has been treating us pretty well this season in Pottstown--and if you want to set off on one last big road trip before we roll into fall, there's no better time to do it. Especially if you've recently bought a Mazda or re-upped your lease!

Here are our top tips for long-distance driving in your Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, or Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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Be aware of local road rules, and keep important documents close at hand: some states are strict about hands-free calling, eating while driving, or whether or not your cell phone is securely put away…

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Be prepared for the end of your Mazda lease by learning about lease-end options in Pottstown


When you lease a Mazda, your responsibilities are pretty simple: remember to get your oil changed, stay within your mileage limits, and have fun!

But when your lease term is coming to a close (whether that's 24 months, 36 months, or a custom limit) it's time to consider the different options that you need to consider. Learn more about your lease-end options here, or contact a representative at John Kennedy Mazda Pottstown to schedule a meeting with one of our financing experts.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata vs Fiat 124 Spider? The results might surprise you


Tons of industry experts are holding up the new Fiat 124 Spider Abarth against the acclaimed Mazda MX-5 Miata.

And it's a fair enough comparison; both are of a small size, with a fair price, and both offer sporty driving. And the Fiat car is actually a bit more powerful, with more torque.

But the Mazda MX-5 Miata is actually faster.

And, according to critics like Matthieu St-Pierre of The Car Guide, it's a lot better to drive:

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Mazda i-ACTIV AWD is smarter and more capable than ever


When you need your sport utility vehicle to be able to perform in the worst of conditions that Pittstown can create, can you count on it?

Mazda drivers can.

That's because the new AWD systems available in new Mazda SUVs has been rigorously tested, inspected, re-worked, re-tuned, and tested again to make it the best it can be. Some people call it an obsession. The engineers at Mazda who build and are constantly improving the i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive?

They call it just another day at the office.

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The new standard in seven-passenger SUVs: the 2016 Mazda CX-9


The 2016 Mazda CX-9 has landed at John Kennedy Mazda Pottstown, but available models for sale are going fast. Call us today to secure your new SUV.

Don't know about this groundbreaking new model? Learn more here:

2016 Mazda CX-9 Specs, Model Trims, Features

  • Mazda CX-9 Sport (base)--starting at $31,520
  • Mazda CX-9 Touring--equipped at $35,970
  • Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring--equipped at $40,170
  • Mazda CX-9 Signature--equipped at $44,015
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Mazda MX-5 Miata steals the show at the 2016 World Car Awards

“With the launch of its all‐new MX‐5, Mazda has thrown out the blueprint and gone back to basics – back to 1989 basics. Shorter, lower, wider and – most importantly – lighter, the new MX‐5 comes with a choice of either 1.5 or 2.0‐litre naturally aspirated petrol engines and the promise of unparalleled ‘Jinba ittai’ – a term meaning oneness between car and driver. And yes, it’s still one of the best driver’s cars around.”


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