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Why is the Tire Pressure Light Illuminated?

If the pressure in your car tires is off, then it has a negative impact on your tire treads and the pressure light will turn on. When the car is driving with tires that are under-inflated, what is happening is the tires are riding on more of the tread so that increased friction is wearing away tread faster and making it harder to control your vehicle with too much tread on the road.

If the tires on the car have too much air pressure, it is going to be harder to keep the car in your lane when traveling at…

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What is Synthetic Oil?

Owning a vehicle requires you to have a number of routine maintenance items taken care of so your vehicle runs efficiently and is reliable for many years to come. Having your oil changed is one of these routine tasks, and when you bring your vehicle in to our service center here at Maserati of Wilmington Pike or you take it somewhere else to be changed, you have the option of what kind of oil you want to use. While there are many different brands of oil, you will be choosing between conventional oil and synthetic oil. Let's take a…

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Identify the Signs of a Leaking Exhaust

A leaking exhaust system in your vehicle is a serious concern because this is how deadly gases are transported from the engine block to the tailpipe at the back of your vehicle. Here's a few ways to tell if your car's exhaust has a leak.

Pay very close attention to the gas mileage in your vehicle. If you notice a drop, it could be an indication of an exhaust leak. The engine needs to exhale those gases to run effectively, and a block or leak means the engine has to work harder, reducing your vehicle's fuel economy…

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Dispelling Common Motor Oil Myths

If you have a new or used vehicle, then you know all of the routine maintenance that goes into making sure that your vehicle remains in good shape for the duration of time that you own it. In addition to having routine repairs done from regular use of your vehicle, you have to complete things like changing out your motor oil. Unfortunately, if you are not savvy when it comes to vehicle terminology and information, you might not get the right facts when it comes to motor oil maintenance. Let's take a look at what you really need to…

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Why is Your Tire Pressure Icon Displayed?

Maintaining proper tire pressure is one of the most important things any car owner can do. This is because it helps your car run optimally and keeps you and your family safe out on the road. That is why our team here at our auto service shop in Chadds Ford, PA want to ensure that you know exactly why your tire pressure light may have come on.

The first is that one of your tires is losing pressure due to striking an object like a nail on the road. 

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Quality Tires Help Prevent Hydroplaning

Did you know that the quality of your tires has a direct effect on whether or not your car will hydroplane when roadways are wet? When water builds up between the road surface and the tire tread, it can feel like you are gliding on ice, with little braking or steering control. But having good quality tires with sufficient tread on them can significantly reduce the chance your vehicle will hydroplane.

Tires that are bald or have uneven tire tread increase the risk of hydroplaning during rain storms and wet weather. 

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Headlight Restoration Tips

It can be dangerous driving at night when your headlights are not throwing enough light onto the road. This happens over time as headlamps become scratched, yellowed and cloudy, but they don’t have to stay that way. With some simple DIY methods, you could return them to their former clear condition.

Here are some things you can try, but if these don’t work out as well as you would like, give Maserati of Wilmington Pike a call to have one of our car service and repair professionals clear things up for you. 

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Do You Need to Replace a Timing Belt at 60,000 Miles?

Most vehicles today have sturdier designs. Stronger materials are used for timing belts as well. If you purchased a vehicle within the past 10 years, you may be able to get away with going over 100,000 miles before replacing your timing belt. However, in most cases, you want your mechanic to start checking your timing belt at 50,000 miles and make sure that you note any wear.

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Comparing the Donut Spare to a Full-Size Spare Tire

Most vehicles come with a spare tire that can be used in an emergency situation. However, there are two types of tires that a person may use. One is called a compact spare tire while the other is a full-size spare tire. Many people may have heard compact spare tires referred to as "donuts."

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Make Sure You Have Good Rubber Meeting the Road

Have you looked at your tires lately? It's so easy just to hop in your car and not think about what your tire tread is like. Perhaps you are one of those people that use the penny to check how your thread is looking. The reality is even this is not enough.

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