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Top 7 Mazdas You Can Import From Japan

Which Mazda would you import given the opportunity? Check out the models that made our top 7 list.

The Mazda Owner’s Guide to Shocks

If you’re a Mazda owner who’s interested in learning more about shocks, this guide is for you.

How to Replace the Shocks on Your Mazda

Need to replace one or more of the shocks on your Mazda? This guide will show you how to do the job yourself.

Mazda Shocks: OEM or Aftermarket?

On the fence about OEM versus aftermarket shocks? Find out why aftermarket shocks don't really save you money.

How to Diagnose Bad Shocks With the Bounce Test

Doing a bounce test will help you figure out if your Mazda has a bad shock. Here's how the bounce test works.

All About the Shocks on Your Mazda

Mazda’s superior shocks make their ride quality among the best. Found out more about what shocks are and why they're important.

Everything You Need to Know About Replacing Your Mazda Axle Assembly

Need to replace your Mazda axle? This guide will provide the instructions you need and more.

How to Replace a Mazda 6 Axle Assembly

If your Mazda 6 has a bad CV axle you'll want to replace it as soon as possible. Here's how to do the job yourself.

How to Diagnose a Failing Axle Assembly

If you start to notice the symptoms of a failing axle assembly, you should replace it right away. Here are the clues to look for.

What is an Axle Assembly and How Does it Work?

Axles are the most critical part of your Mazda’s mobility. Learn more about the job of this crucial component.

Mazda Headlamp Buyer's Guide

Check out our comprehensive headlight replacement guide for Mazda owners - learn about headlight components, repair and replacement.

How to Replace a Mazda 3 Composite Headlamp

You don’t have to bring your Mazda to a repair shop to have a headlight replaced. You can do it at home with this tutorial.

3 Reasons to Get Mazda OEM Headlights Instead of Aftermarket Headlights

Deciding between an OEM or aftermarket replacement headlamp assembly? Here's why OEM headlights are always a better choice for your Mazda.

Cost, Parts Included, and Diagram of a Mazda Headlight Assembly

Find out all the components of a Mazda headlight assembly and the costs associated with each.

Which Mazda Back End Is This? Take The Quiz!

Sure, identifying a Mazda from the front is easy, but can you name these Mazda models from the back?

What Every Mazda Owner Needs to Know About Brake Pads

Brake pads require frequent maintenance. Check out this buyer’s guide for all the information you need to maintain your Mazda brake pads.

How to Replace Brake Pads in a Mazda 6

You can replace your Mazda 6 brake pads at home, which is a much cheaper option than taking your car to a shop. Here's how.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace My Mazda Brake Pads?

How much does it cost to replace the brake pads on a Mazda? Find out how much you'll spend before starting the job.

How to Confirm That Your Brake Pads Need to be Replaced

Brake pads won't last the life of your Mazda and will need to be replaced eventually. Here's how to know when the time has come.

What are Brake Pads and Why are They Important?

Learn exactly how brake pads work and why it's important that they function properly in your Mazda.

There is a Replacement for Displacement

The Miata and the Chevelle 454 SS are both iconic cars - check out how they stack up in this replacement for displacement showdown.

A Side Mirror Buyer's Guide For Mazda Owners

Got a broken Mazda side mirror and not sure how how to deal with it? This guide is for you.

The Pros and Cons of Replacing Just the Side Mirror Cover on Your Mazda

It’s not uncommon for a side mirror cover to take a beating. Here's how to replace the mirror cover on your Mazda.

Is it Possible to Just Replace the Side Mirror Glass on a Mazda?

Is the glass damaged on your side mirror? Here's how to do a glass-only replacement on your Mazda.

How to Replace Your Mazda’s Side Mirror

This step-by-step tutorial will walk you though the task of replacing your Mazda's side mirror.

How Much Does a Mazda Side Mirror Replacement Cost?

Looking for an idea of what it might cost to replace the side mirror on your Mazda? We've got the answer.

Mazda’s KODO Design Process and Why it’s a Big Deal

Mazda's KODO design process is a pretty big deal. Here's what makes it unique.

From Cork Manufacturing to HCCI Technology, Here's How Mazda Has Evolved

Mazda’s 100th birthday is coming up, so let’s take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about all the cool things Mazda has done over the years!

Mazda Just Made History With Their New HCCI Engine

Automakers all over the world have been working for years to create a gas engine that runs like a diesel when power isn’t needed - and Mazda finally figured it out.

Decision Tree: Should You Lend Your Miata To A Friend?

So a friend has asked to borrow your Mazda Miata - do you let them? We've created a decision tree to help you decide!

This is What a Toyota Hilux With Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Looks Like

Ever seen a 70's Toyota Hilux powered by a Mazda Miata MX-5 engine? You're about to!

Why the Second Generation MX-6 May be a Future Collectible

Find out why we love the second generation MX-6, and why it may be highly coveted in the future.

Why We Miss the Mazda B-Series

The Mazda B-Series truck was compact, affordable, sporty, and reasonably capable - and we'd like to see it make a comeback.

How Cool Is It to Take a Mazda Off-Roading?

When you think of Mazdas, the last thing that probably comes to mind is off-roading...but these 5 Mazdas may change your mind.

Radical LS6 Powered Widebody RX-7 Build

This widebody RX-7 is powered by a Corvette LS6 engine. Check out this mean Mazda!

10 RX-8s We Wish We Could Drive

The Mazda RX-8 is a popular option for aftermarket enthusiasts - and these modded RX-8's are worthy of some attention.

Our Favorite Miata T-Shirts

How can you show your Miata love Every Day? These awesome T-shirts are a good start!

5 Awesome Wrapped Mazdas

Wrapping is a great way to personalize without making permanent changes - check out these 5 awesome Mazda wrap jobs!

Mazda Horn Is Not Working

Fixing the horn in your Mazda is likely a problem you can repair on your own - here's how.

Miatas That You Can't Miss

Miata fans: Check out this collection of strange and extreme Miata builds!

Off-Road Ready Mazda B-Series Trucks

Ready to turn your Mazda B-Series into a trail dominator? Here are a few pace setters to inspire you.

Test Yourself: How Many Mazdas Can You Identify From the Back?

Mazda Fans: Are you good enough to identify these 5 Mazdas from the back? Test yourself here!

Mazda2 Evil Track Puts The Fear On The Competition

Ready to meet the Mazda2’s evil twin? Check out the Mazda2 Evil Track!

Mazda CX-9 Accessories

Check out a few of our top CX-9 accessories - they'll help you better utilize the style, comfort and functionality of your ride!

5 Times the Mazda5 Broke Minivan Cliches

These 5 Mazdas are out to prove that the Mazda5 is more than just another minivan.

10 Custom Mazda 3s That Will Amaze You

Check out these 10 custom Mazda 3s that will inspire you to take your Mazda to the next level!

LS3 Swapped MX-5 Turns Heads: All About Project Thunderbolt

Check out this Mazda MX-5 owners extreme project car - complete with a LS3 engine - dubbed Project Thunderbolt.

How You Should Spend a Grand On Your Mazda

How should you spend your mad money? On your Mazda, of course! Here are 9 ways to spend a grand on your ride.

Mazdaspeed 6 Shocks Spectators When it Beats a McLaren

This mean Mazdaspeed 6 has no problem taking down a car worth over $200k - check it out!

Is a Transmission Flush a Good Idea?

Is transmission flushing a good or bad idea? This has been a long debated question among auto repair experts - but who's correct?

5 Awesome Miata Ads

We're all familiar with the Miata, whether we've owned one or not. Here are 5 Miata ads guaranteed to make you feel nostalgic.

Must Have Accessories for Your Miata

Mazda offers an awesome selection of Miata items in their accessory lineup - check out these 5 must have extras!

Which Miata Model is Most Likely to Become a Coveted Classic?

The Miata recently entered the age of classic prestige as an admired collectible. Which model will be most coveted in years to come?

The Mazda Protege5 of Your Dreams

Sometimes you come across a car you just can't ignore. That's exactly what this Mazda Protege5 is - check it out!

How to Tell if Your O2 Sensor is Bad and How to Fix It

Your oxygen sensor keeps your Mazda running efficiently while reducing emissions output. Here's how to know if it needs replacing.

Mazda CV Joints: How They Work and When You Should Replace Them

CV joints are heavily used and sometimes fail over time. If your Mazda is having CV joint problems, here's what to do.

Are OEM Spark Plugs Worth It?

Your spark plugs will likely need to be replaced during the life of your Mazda. When the time comes, be sure you choose OEM parts for the job.

Mazda3 Alternator Problems

Is your Mazda3 having alternator problems? Check out this list of troubleshooting solutions and repairs.

Mazda6 Fuel Injector Problems

Having fuel injector problems in your Mazda6? You'll likely find the solution in this list of what and where to troubleshoot.

Mazda Miata Exhaust Videos - Fan Favorites

Who says a Miata can't sound mean? Here are some of the coolest Miata exhaust clips on the web.

Mazda RX-8 Overheating

If your Mazda RX-8 is running too hot, you'll want to repair the problem quickly. Here's how to diagnose the cause.

Mazda Wipers Not Working

Windshield wipers are an essential safety feature on your Mazda. Here are some troubleshooting tips for malfunctioning wipers.

How Mazda's Skyactiv Technology Works - The Inside Scoop

Mazda is working to increase engine efficiency through their Skyactiv technology. Find out what the Skyactiv System is, and what it can do for you.

Mazda Keyless Remote Not Working

Having issues with your Mazda keyless remote? Try these simple tips before you head out to buy a new one - the fix may be easier than you think!

Mazda Fan Not Working

Running your engine without a working fan will lead to disaster. Here’s what you need to know about fan issues in your Mazda and how to fix them.

Can a Mazda3 Drift?

The Mazda3 is certainly an impressive little sports car, but can it drift? We've got the answer.

Why Mazda Should Bring Back the RX-8

The critically acclaimed RX-8 acquired over 37 international awards in its day. Here's our take on why it was so popular, and why Mazda should replace it ASAP.

The Mazda Rotary Powered Pickup Truck

As the world’s first and only Wankel engined pickup, the rotary pickup was known as the REPU. Join us for a closer look at this classic Mazda.

10 Things You Might Not Know About the RX-7

The popularity of Mazda's RX-7 has reached cult-like status. Take a look at these 10 RX-7 fun facts you may not know.

Free Mazda Miata Generations Poster Download

Get your FREE poster or computer background download showing the evolution of the Mazda Miata/MX-5 right here!

Saving Money On Mazda Mass Air Flow Sensors

Don't break the bank when you buy a new MAF sensor - here's how to save money on this fairly common replacement part.

Why the Fiat 124 Spider Isn’t Better Than the Mazda Miata

The Fiat 124 Spider is a welcome addition to the sportster market, but doesn't surpass the Mazda Miata - here's why

Mazda3 Hacks

Find out how to maximize the all-around reliability of your Mazda3 with these awesome hacks!

Mazda Power Windows Not Working

Power windows are a modern convenience that most drivers hate to be without! Here are some common Mazda power window issues and how to fix them.