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Three Types Of Winter Tires

Many vehicles come from the dealership equipped with all-season radials. These tires do a good job of providing traction in snowy conditions. However, if you live in areas where there is a lot of ice and snow in winter, you should consider winter tires. Maserati of Wilmington Pike wants you to know about three types of winter tires.

One type of winter tire is a studded snow tire. These tires have little metal studs in them to provide grip on the slick streets. Most states will not allow you to use them outside of the winter months. These tires provide…

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A Few Winter Driving Tips From Maserati of Wilmington Pike

Driving around Chadds Ford during the winter can be dangerous if harsh weather sets in, which is why you need to be prepared for icy and snow-covered roads. Check out our winter driving tips to optimize safety.

Before you depart, check the weather forecast and traffic updates, and be sure to tell someone where you're going. You can pack an emergency kit in case you get stuck. Items to include in your kit are a flashlight, batteries, food, water, blankets, and other supplies that can help you stay safe until emergency services arrive.

 

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Belts and Hoses: Routine Maintenance is a Must

Open up the hood of your car and you will notice several belts and hoses. They connect vital systems together. Over time, however, they can dry out and crack. Routine service and maintenance of hoses and belts is important to avoid breakdowns and repairs.

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4 Common Reasons Your Engine May Overheat

Being a proactive automobile owner is a wise course. In other words, you need to understand potential problems that can occur with a vehicle, including engine overheating. By understanding what potentially may go wrong you're in a better position to quickly deal with an issue.

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Pre-Season Battery Checks are Good Form

Keeping vehicles up and running during cold winter months is key to keeping yourself and your family safe on the roads of Chadds Ford, PA. As such, it's of great importance that drivers like yourself perform through pre-season checks on your electrical and battery systems. Batteries need close watching, and drivers who follow a few simple steps can protect themselves against unexpected battery failures.

One important pre-season battery check is the electrolyte test. 

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Signs That Your Ignition System Needs Servicing

Here at Maserati of Wilmington Pike, we want you to be knowledgeable about the various aspects of your vehicle that should be serviced regularly. You may think, for instance, that your vehicle not starting is the result of a dead battery when it could actually be the ignition system. It is good to know some of the warning signs of a bad ignition system before you get stuck around Chadds Ford, PA.

The first sign to be aware of is a grinding noise when you try to start your vehicle.  

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Three Easy Tips to Safer Driving on Halloween

Costumes. Candy. Collisions. Halloween has all three. Unfortunately, as the children dart from house-to-house, they don't always think of cars driving by. As the driver, it's up to you to keep safety in mind.

You can do this in three steps. Step one is to slow down. In fact, drive a few miles under the speed limit. Step two is to open to look carefully. Several factors make it easy to miss seeing trick-or-treaters.  

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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

If you are planning to go on a road trip through New England, the best time to do so is in the fall. From late September to early November, the leaves changing in this region offers beautiful scenery for road trips. Experts say that you can take Route 100 to see all the leaves changing during the month of October, but there are some specific areas that truly show off their fall foliage. 

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What Do IIHS LATCH Safety Ratings Mean?

At Maserati of Wilmington Pike, we want you to know the importance of properly installing a child safety seat. Most vehicles that we sell come with the LATCH system, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) issues rankings each years to determine how easy they are to use.

It is important to know that these are not safety ratings. As long as you use the LATCH system properly, your child will be safe no matter what type of vehicle you own. Furthermore, it is possible to secure a child safety seat with just a seat belt. 

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Tire Alignment and What You Should Know About Our Service

Maserati of Wilmington Pike does its best to keep customers informed. We know that a good driver knows the ins and outs of his or her car. This is one reason we encourage you to visit our service department for things like vehicle alignments.

A Little More About Alignments

These adjustments have to be made to a vehicle every so often to reduce tire wear. The alignment is also needed to maintain the vehicle's handling and to promote straight tracking, which is needed for driving safely. 

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