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Meet our Staff: Tom DiBrango!

The first of every month we introduce a different staff member to help you get to know us better! This month, we're introducing Tom DiBrango! Tom is a Parts Consultant at Steet Ponte Mazda and has been working with us for a few years now. He lives in Remsen, NY with his wife, and enjoys hunting in his spare time! Tom's favorite Mazda is the CX-9. As always, follow us on Facebook for more staff intros and to see our latest updates! 

 

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The Importance of Tire Rotation

Tires are commonly the primary recipient of the most wear and tear when it comes to vehicle components. When the rubber meets the road, the road always wins in the long run. It surely takes time for a set of tires to wear completely down, but there are also some other considerations a vehicle owner should allow when making decisions about tire maintenance.

Everyone has the opportunity to inspect their tire tread on a daily basis, as they are an obvious external part. However, what can happen incrementally over driving miles is uneven wearing of the tire tread.

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When Is It Time to Inspect Brake Pads?

Brake pads are what stop your vehicle when you step on the brake pedal. They wear down with use and need to be replaced just like your tires, except that you can't see your brake pads. So, how do you know when they need replacing?

Your brakes are designed to let you know when they are close to needing to be replaced. As they grind on the discs attached to the car's wheels, the pads grind down until screws are exposed. When that happens, you'll begin to hear squeaking when you apply the brakes. That's your…

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Tips for Following Move Over Laws

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If you've ever seen a car trying to get to the shoulder of the road when traffic is heavy, you know how challenging this can be. You may have even been in this situation yourself, and when traffic is congested, it can be scary to change lanes and get to a safe place so that you can receive roadside assistance. This is why it's important to be aware of move over laws active for your area.

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Why Are Winter Wiper Blades Important?


Winter blades can help improve your visuals in the winter while you're driving by removing dirt, debris, and particles from your windshield. Having a clear windshield is very important against the glare of oncoming traffic in the winter during the night and evening hours. Steet Ponte Mazda can suggest the specific wiper blades for your make and model and install them immediately at little to no cost to you. Don't let the winter frost or ice impair your vision and cause you to become a liability on the road. Our friendly team of professionals wants to get you…
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Get Unstuck with Sand, Salt, or Kitty Litter


If you own a car, you should always have some essentials in your vehicle, like an emergency roadside kit and a bag of sand, salt, or litter to help you to get out of a bad situation. If you get stuck, these handy substances can give you enough traction to get unstuck.

Be sure to come see us here at Steet Ponte Mazda as well so that you can get your car winterized and tuned up.

If you can't decide whether to use sand, salt, or litter, they will all doth job. It depends on what you want to…
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Seasonal Maintenance is Key to Good Winter Driving

When it comes to keeping your car running and driving at its best, there are some basic things that you can do. One of those things is to keep your car’s routine maintenance schedule current. We all know that it’s easy to let things fall to the wayside at times with today’s busy way of life. If your maintenance schedule is not current, the change of seasons is a great time to get your Mazda up to date.

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How Important is it to Get Your Tires Rotated?

Getting all the tires on your vehicle rotated will have far reaching benefits you might not even be aware of today. One things is for sure, you won't be spending those dollars on new tires if you focus on getting the tires rotated often. The tire experts here at Steet Ponte Mazda of Yorkville in beautiful Yorkville, NY can help!

Getting the tires on your vehicle rotated helps to reduce uneven tire wear that occurs because the front tires are wearing faster due to the steering of the car.

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