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Get Your Car Ready for Winter

As the winter approaches, it's time to get your car ready for the harsh weather ahead. From having the right supplies in case you get stuck in a snow bank, to basic car tips to keep your car running well, it's time to prepare for cold weather travel.

Tire pressure gets low in cold weather, so make sure all four tires are properly inflated. Keep your gas tank as full as possible to reduce the chance for condensation buildup. 

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How Do Car Brake Pads Work?

The entire team at Maserati of Wilmington Pike wanted to make certain you were aware what is happening with your brake system so you are more likely to schedule a brake checkup more frequently.

If the vehicle has disc brakes, each of the wheels are attached to a brake rotor. The brake rotor spins with the wheel, and is slowed when the brake caliper squeezes the rotor as the brake pedal is depressed. 

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Preventing Motion Sickness

There's nothing worse than experiencing nausea, dizziness and vomiting when you are trying to enjoy a road trip with your family or friends. Many of us here at Maserati of Wilmington Pike have suffered from motion sickness before so we have some tips to help you prevent motion sickness on your next trip.

An antihistamine can be used one hour before you leave for your trip. These medications alter the way your inner ear reacts to motion in your vehicle. Follow the normal dosing directions. There are also over-the-counter motion sickness medications that you can try out. 

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Being on the Road With Bicycle Riders

In today's time, drivers are forced the be on the road with bicyclists. One of the greatest lessons drivers can implement is to cautiously pass bicyclists. Zooming past someone riding a bike may cause them to get distracted and to crash into a car.

Another lesson drivers can implement while sharing the road with bike riders is to stay in the passing lane as much as possible. This will help reserve the slow lane for bicyclists, and this will also help bicyclists and drivers be at more of an understanding while on the road. 

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Touch Up Paint Tips

Don’t you just hate it when your pristine paint job is sullied by a random scratch? Where did it even come from? Now you have to go all the way to a body shop to have the thing buffed out! Only, you actually don’t. Applying touch up paint is something you can easily handle yourself. All you need is some sandpaper, warm water and soap, and a matchstick, toothpick or fine brush.

First, use the warm water and soap to clean the scratch out – can’t have debris in there when you’re trying to repair it. Now…

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Extend the Life of Your Tires By Keeping Them Properly Inflated

Have you ever wondered how you can extend the life of your tires? If you have, you're not alone. Tires can be expensive, and most people want to get as much life out of them as possible. Extending the life of your tires is actually pretty simple, though. One of the most basic steps to extending the life of your tires is to keep them properly inflated. 

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Tactics to Reduce Nighttime Glare While Driving

If you are operating your car at night, odds are that you will gave challenges regarding glare. There are some strategies that you can employ to reduce glare when it comes to driving at night.

First, many people forget a very simple step you can take to reduce glare. You can switch your rearview mirror to night mode.

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What Testing Does the IIHS Do Compared to the NHTSA?

Automotive safety is a key factor for many car buying decisions. You might notice differences between the ratings a car gets from the IIHS and the NHTSA. What's different about their crash tests?

The IIHS bases its ratings on the results of five different crash tests. These include two frontal tests in which a car strikes a barrier at 40 and 31 mph. 

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Limiting Distracted Driving Habits

Distracted driving on the road can be dangerous, especially if you are on a trip with other passengers. In order to ensure a greater degree of safety, consider some of these tips to help you limit your distractions on the road.

Always take care of your grooming and personal preparations before you start driving. Freshening up on the road, even on a relatively empty stretch, can limit your response time in the event of an emergency. Make all your vehicular adjustments early too. 

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Why Car Covers are Important to Protect Your Investment

Protecting the investment in your vehicle is easy when you are putting the car cover on each day. Here are the advantages of using the car cover.

One of the things that will cause the most damage to your vehicle is the sun. The rays of the sun will start to fade the paint and the upholstery on the inside. When your car is not stored in a garage overnight, your best chance of protecting your investment is putting on the car cover. 

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