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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

When you drive in snowy conditions, there are bound to be icy roads. These types of weather alerts require certain precautions that are difficult for most drivers. This is because you can't brake hard or accelerate when you start to slide on an icy road. Hopefully you are not fishtailing too hard, or else you may be in trouble. Still, the best thing to do when you are in these situations is try to correct your wheels.

In sliding situations, wheels get stuck and they're unable to stop sliding around on the ice.  

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Knowing What Motor Oil Is

One of the most important factors to keeping your vehicle running is motor oil. However, as important as motor oil is, a lot of people do not have accurate information on it. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions being pushed about motor oil. Fortunately, there is accurate information available for people to read.

One of the common myths about motor oil is that you have to change your oil every 3,000 miles. This is one of the most common motor oil myths that have been accepted as fact. However, the truth is that the needs for motor…

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How to Drive Safely in the Winter

There are different driving habits that you can pick up that will help you stay safe in the winter. There are things that you can do to avoid getting into a crash when snow has collected on the road in front of you.

It is important for you to know the power of your brakes when you are driving in the winter. You need to know if the brakes are going to slow your vehicle down quickly or if you should brake well before you need to stop.  

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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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