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Spring Clean Your MAZDA near Utica, NY

Spring Clean Your MAZDA near Utica, NY

With warm weather on the horizon, it’s time to open up the windows, pack away your winter coats, and give your car some attention! Steet Ponte Mazda has a few tips for spring cleaning your Mazda, including routine maintenance that can be done right here at our Service Department

First Steps

The first step to getting your vehicle ready for warm weather is to clean and sanitize the cabin. You can choose to get the interior detailed or you can do it at home. We recommend starting by removing everything from the cabin, including personal items and the floor mats. Don’t forget to empty the trunk as well. Now you’re ready to take your vehicle in for a detailing appointment or go ahead and continue the process from home. If you are going to clean it yourself, vacuuming the cabin is a good next step. This will remove any dust, dirt, crumbs, or even salt that has accumulated over the winter months. It’s especially important to vacuum first if you have a leather interior, as this helps to ensure you don’t scratch the upholstery or trim when sanitizing it. 

Sanitizing the Interior

Now it’s time to sanitize the interior. For maximum peace of mind you can sanitize major touchpoints, such as the door handles and steering wheel, every few days with a cloth lightly coated in a cleaning liquid. A freshly vacuumed interior, however, is the ideal time to give the full cabin a good cleaning. The key thing to keep in mind is the fabric or trim material that is inside your Mazda model. Leather should always be cleaned with a special product designed to remove dust and germs without drying it out. Fabric upholstery and synthetic trim can handle mild soaps and detergents, but be careful of anything with a high bleach content. Touchscreen displays and the center console buttons can be cleaned with a microfiber cloth that you would find for laptops or computers. Fill out our Ask a Tech form if you have product questions! 

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Once you’ve done everything on your part to clean the cabin, there’s still one area that can pose a threat -- the cabin air filter. This small but essential part works hard to keep outside pollutants from entering the interior when you turn on the air conditioner or heat. Over time, this filter will become clogged from all of the dirt and other contaminants it has blocked, which leads to poor air quality inside your vehicle. You may notice a strange smell or that your windows are consistently dirty. These are signs that it’s time to visit our Service Department for a quick cabin air filter replacement. Our certified technicians will you have back on the road in your Mazda CX-5 or Mazda3 breathing easily. 

Now that you know more about how to spring clean your Mazda near Utica, NY, stop by and see us to make sure that your routine maintenance is up to date! We look forward to serving you soon here at Steet Ponte Mazda.

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Darryl Freeman
Darryl Freeman
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6-28-2020
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I've had my mazda for almost a year that I bought else where but go here for work. Great employees in service area and I got my car back quick.

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3-30-2020
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Dan Card
Dan Card
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2-10-2020
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Frank Rocco
Frank Rocco
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1-28-2020
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Great service

David M.
David M.
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9-16-2019
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Joel Meislin is the best!

Peggy Murdock
Peggy Murdock
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9-2-2019
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Ron Edwards
Ron Edwards
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8-26-2019
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Becky Koslosky
Becky Koslosky
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7-11-2019
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Great service. Friendly staff. Been with Steet Ponte over 20 years.

Linda Fisk
Linda Fisk
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6-20-2019
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Tom Brown
Tom Brown
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5-30-2019
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Teresa Troia
Teresa Troia
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5-2-2019
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They are the best!

gary schuh
gary schuh
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4-16-2019
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Nice staff. Very busy today but not a long wait. I rate their service department very good.

Gerry Elliott
Gerry Elliott
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3-28-2019
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Robert Rogers
Robert Rogers
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10-26-2018
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John Creaser
John Creaser
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10-26-2018
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Arnold Elliott
Arnold Elliott
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9-26-2018
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Great service!

Ken Gotte
Ken Gotte
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9-26-2018
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Best service department in New York....

Travis Piersma
Travis Piersma
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7-26-2018
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Sharon Barattini
Sharon Barattini
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7-26-2018
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Awesome sales and service!

Joyce Archie
Joyce Archie
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7-26-2018
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Amazing service

Bryon Burns
Bryon Burns
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7-26-2018
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Excellent service. This is by far my favorite dealership, they go above and beyond to make sure you're satisfied.

Serena Countryman
Serena Countryman
FACEBOOK
7-25-2018
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Awesome service and easy to deal with. Go see trent or joel today! They will go the extra mile to make sure you’re happy. Awesome job guys, I feel like I should pick up a job there because I like you that much! Thanks again for everything!! �

Chantel C
Chantel C
GOOGLE
6-26-2018
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Trent was great. Made the whole car buying experience quick and easy.

Kim commisso
Kim commisso
GOOGLE
6-26-2018
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Some Very Nice People that work there..Treat ya like your a good family member

Krista Stupka
Krista Stupka
GOOGLE
6-26-2018
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Easiest and most relaxed car buying ever! Total confidence in Joel and Ryan-won't go anywhere else!

Gail Weaver
Gail Weaver
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6-26-2018
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Jimmy Wu
Jimmy Wu
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5-26-2018
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Cindi Dembowski Thrasher
Cindi Dembowski Thrasher
FACEBOOK
4-5-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

no problems fast and easy appointment and service

Theresa Marie Bolos
Theresa Marie Bolos
FACEBOOK
4-3-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just purchased my beautiful Mazda 3 Fully loaded. Bose system. Car starter. Moon roof!!!! Joel was nothing but professional. Soooo Funny. And catered to all my needs. Matt was new and I was his first sale. Hopefully I didn’t drive him too crazy. Ha! They took the time to explain to me all the features on the car, and made sure I left with a smile on my face. ... Definitely recommend Mazda. Joel. Matt. Best ride ever! And I have owned many cars all my life. This is my favorite! See More

Brendan Dunn
Brendan Dunn
FACEBOOK
3-30-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always great service. They check the car completely each appointment, stay right on top of what it needs. Service is quick and done right!

Gordon Clarkson
Gordon Clarkson
GOOGLE
3-26-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Throughout the buying process we were treated with respect, friendly professionalism and trustworthy hospitality

Alexa Eldracher
Alexa Eldracher
GOOGLE
3-26-2018
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Brian Briggs
Brian Briggs
FACEBOOK
3-24-2018
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