The Mazda CX-9
The SUV should be hooked up to a trickle charger. If the hood is closed, the latch for the hood is in the middle, and it moves to the side for the hood to come up. Disconnect the Alligator clips from the battery (when you bring it back, please don’t forget to hook the trickle charger back up, and just leave the hood down gently – don’t close it all the way).
The key for the Mazda should be on the left side of the car as you face it, on the ledge on the hangar wall – the Mazda keyfob is attached to a wine cork. This is the only keyfob I have for the car so PLEASE do not lose it. There is a white key card for all of the gates at the airport that INSIDE the car in the front center console Please don’t take this key card out of the car. You may use the card to get in and out of all gates at the airport. IMPORTANT – when you go through a gate, you MUST stop on the other side and wait for it to close. If you don’t, it’s a good way for all of us to lose privileges for driving on the airport.
The car should be full of gas. It should also be relatively clean. When returning, please refuel the car, and if you got it real dirty – please take it through a car wash and vacuum it. If the tire pressure sensors go on (it’s cold in Big Bear, and that can change tire pressure), it’d be awesome if you took it to air it up. Also please talk to me if you’re going to use the car for anything more than driving around Big Bear. The car is in good shape, no check engine lights, and the AWD works well. There are several scratches and a dent on the front – don’t worry, I know that. I DO NOT have chains in the car right now. My intention is to get some – but they are not in there yet. You won’t need chains for driving around Big Bear Lake, but if you leave Big Bear on the mountain roads, you may need chains (again, talk to me before taking the car out of Big Bear).
The insurance and registration is in the glove box. If you get in an accident or you get a ticket, or anything else, it is YOUR responsibility. Please don’t ruin this for anyone else.