MSCW Tech Sessions


    General Information

    Technical Sessions (or Tech Nights) are sponsored by MSCW in conjunction with local dealers or automotive establishments. Tech Sessions provide an opportunity for you to raise your Mazda on a lift and perform minor maintenance with the help of professional mechanics and/or fellow MSCW Club members. Minor maintenance is classified as work you can perform yourself usually within an hour. Routine maintenance such as fluid changes (oil, tranny, bleeding brake lines), gaskets, brakes, tire rotations, fuel filter changes, etc. are the most common repairs during Tech Sessions. Strut, springs, or more time consuming work requires advance coordination with the MSCW coordinator and needs to be accomplished in a timely manner to ensure we are out by 8:30 p.m.

    Parts Departments are generally open to 7:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to purchase part from the hosting establishment to help ensure we are invited to return. Tech Sessions are held in both Virginia and Maryland


MSCW Tech Session Etiquette
Tech Session etiquette requires common sense and a respect for the establishment that is graciously allowing us to use their facility. Guidelines are as follows:
  • Tech sessions are a benefit for MSCW members only, non-members are welcome to socialize and join MSCW.
  • You need to bring your own tools, generally mechanics own their tools not the establishment.
  • Show up at the scheduled time, don’t show up ahead of our scheduled time, the shop needs to clear out their day customers before we can get in and closing time is very hectic.
  • Restrict your work to something you can perform in one hour.
  • Don’t ask to use the engine analyzer, wheel balancer, etc. Take advantage of the lift, being indoors and the technical expertise.
  • Support the local dealer that has invited us to use their shop by buying parts with your club discount prior to 7:00.
  • Buy new Mazdas and parts from the Dealers that support our club, mention to the Dealer that you are buying from them in thanks for their hospitality and rapport you have established with their technicians.
  • RSVP to sign up for a lift and to help us anticipate attendance.

Stop by even if you are not planning to work on your car. We hope to see you at one of our events.


MSCW Member Tech Session Benefits
  • This is a great opportunity to raise your Mazda on a lift and perform minor maintenance with the help of professional mechanics and/or Club members.
  • You will need to be an MSCW member to use a lift. You have the option to join on the spot.
  • Bring your own tools and RSVP if you wish to attend. Visitors are encouraged to socialize and see what goes on. Those with reservations receive priority. Be sure to check this page for any last minute updates.
  • Purchase discounted parts (Membership Card Required) and install right there or at another time.
  • Maintain your Mazda, learn/share maintenance tips with fellow members/mechanics.

Maryland - Technical Sessions
Rosenthal Mazda (Gaithersburg, MD) - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Come to Gaithersburg Mazda on scheduled Wednesday's: from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. for our next tech session. There will be a $10 lift fee. The parts department will remain open until at least 7:00 p.m.. Please, do not abuse Rosenthal's hospitality by arriving prior to the scheduled time.
  • NOTE: Tech Session participants should give serious consideration to purchasing parts from the hosting Mazda Dealer the night of the Tech Session to help ensure continued support.
  • RSVP to Jim Heintze


Northern Virginia - Technical Sessions
Rosenthal Mazda Tyson's Corner (Vienna, VA) - 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Come to Rosenthal Mazda (Tyson's Corner) Vienna on scheduled Monday's: from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. for our next tech session. There will be a $10 lift fee, includes food (such as pizza and soda). The parts department will remain open until at least 7:00 p.m.. Please, do not abuse Rosenthal's hospitality by arriving prior to 6:00 p.m. as they need time to clear out their day customers.
  • NOTE: Tech Session participants should give serious consideration to purchasing parts from the hosting Mazda Dealer the night of the Tech Session to help ensure continued support.
  • RSVP to Collier Hyams.