Monthly archives: May, 2016

Tips for Traveling with Pets in Cars

dogTraveling with pets definitely has its pros and cons, but it doesn’t have to be a headache. Follow these tips and tricks, and your vacation with your furry friend will be a breeze.

The best thing you can do to keep your pet in a good mood on the drive (and keep him from bugging you the whole time) is to get them used to taking trips in the car before you go, taking longer and longer drives each time you go out.

Don’t just let your dog or cat roam around in the backseat or sit in the passenger seat next to you. Your pet will feel more secure in a crate or carrier; and if you get in an accident, they’re less likely to be injured.

Pack up your pet’s favorite toys, a bowl, their medicine, plastic bags for picking up waste, and lots of water to give them on the go. Keeping pets well-fed and hydrated is the most important thing you can do, especially on extended road trips.

Don’t leave your pet in the car alone! Even with the windows down, they can develop heatstroke if it’s too hot.




Mazda Aqua-tech Paint Technology Spreading Overseas

MazdaMazda Aqua-tech Paint technology, the lowest-impact auto painting method in the world, has been used exclusively in Mazda’s Ujina Plant No. 1 in Japan since its installation in 2012.

The method, which combines state-of-the-art paint with innovative energy-saving technologies, was recognized last year by the Prime Minister of Japan for its exceptionally low emissions. According to Mazda, Aqua-tech lowers emissions 78% from its previous and already low-impact oil-based paint systems without increasing energy use.

Now, three years after its initial installation in Japan, Mazda is bringing the Aqua-tech system to its production facility in Jiangsu, China. This marks only the second time the system will be used in a facility and the first time it has been installed at an overseas plant.

Mazda cites that Aqua-tech produces the same quality finish as its previous paint system and systems used by other automakers. Mazda is committed to reducing both CO2 and Volatile Organic Compound emissions, and will most likely gradually introduce Aqua-tech to its other plants in Japan and around the world.