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Caring for Your Car This Spring

At Maserati of Wilmington Pike, we know how important it is to maintain your vehicle throughout the year. Therefore, we wanted to provide a few tips to help you keep your car running well as the weather warms up across the country. Ideally, you will have air filters and engine oil changed before the weather gets hot outside.

It is easy for filters to get clogged by dust, dirt, and other debris, even during the winter months. Fresh air filters will help the car run more efficiently and handle the influx of pollen and other particles that are in the…

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Protecting Yourself from the Sun's Glare

Staying safe on the road often requires making adjustments to existing road conditions. Here at Maserati of Wilmington Pike, we want you to stay safe. Let's talk about how to handle the glare caused by driving into the sun.

As you drive into the sunrise or sunset, the rays of the sun can hit the windshield causing a blinding glare. To avoid the glare becoming a major problem, put down the sun visor. It will help keep the sun out of your eyes. Also, invest in a good pair of polarized sunglasses. They can minimize the glare. Keep your…

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The First Steps After an Accident

If you're involved in a car accident, it can be an overwhelming experience. If you follow a few steps, you can stay calm while getting the help that you need. As soon as you can safely do so, move the vehicle to the side of the road. In the event that you're injured, an officer or someone else can handle moving the vehicle for you.

Contact the proper emergency officials if you can. Someone in the area might contact them as well if they see the accident. It's alright to take a few moments to collect yourself…

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Every State Has Move Over Laws

No matter which state you are driving in, there is a move over law on the books. This means that when you see an emergency vehicle, it is your responsibility to move into the next lane over. While this law generally applies to highways, it can be a good idea on any road.

By moving over, you give police officers and others the space that they need to tend to an emergency situation safely. It also gives those involved in an accident the space needed to move away from their vehicles.  

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What You Need to Know About Android Auto

Android Auto is an exciting in-vehicle tech feature that lets you go hands-free with maps, music, and other apps. At Maserati of Wilmington Pike, we’re finding more vehicles to be compatible with this popular technology.

As you drive around town, you can interact with the Google Assistant. It can play music and audiobooks from different apps, give you directions, and more. This makes it easier for you to focus on the road without having to look away for a moment. 

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Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh With Good Habits

When it comes to your car, it can hard to keep the interior clean. If you have children and pets that make chronic messes, it's time to figure out a plan. Bring the trash out of your car every time you leave. Wipe up spills immediately and clean off your feet before stepping in your car.

You can fight odors using a commercial odor neutralizer. Some people try an open bag of coffee beans, which act as a filter for the air in your car. Don't smoke while you are in your car, and always look to find…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

It can be difficult to find the time to wash your car, but it’s crucial that you get your tires washed at least once a week. However, if you are not that bothered by the car’s appearance, you can always reduce this time. Your tires just need more attention than other parts, because you don’t want them to grow dry and cracked due to dust collecting in the tread.

If you find that your tires are constantly looking brown, then you should just do a sweep of your garden hose to dislodge some of the debris and…

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Making a Survival Kit for the Winter

Making a kit for the winter is very important if you are going to be out for a long time or travel for a long distance. However, there are a few things that can make it hard for people to put together the kit that they need. Fortunately, there are ways that you can figure out how to get that survival kit put together.

One thing that you can do is research the examples of survival kits that are online. These will give you ideas on the approach you can take in putting together a survival kit for your needs…

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Performance Tires Deliver Good Compromise

Winter driving can vary depending on where you live. In some areas, you may have heavy snow and ice coverage the majority of the season. In other areas, you may experience just a few slick days a year. If you happen to need to combine high-speed driving on clear freeways along with decent traction on snow-covered side roads, you may want to invest in performance tires.

Although performance tires do not provide as much traction as studded or high-performance studless tires, they give you a good balance when you need a little of both. 

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Tips to Help Decrease the Chance of Your Vehicle Being Stolen

One of the first questions that a police officer will ask you if you report your vehicle as stolen is whether or not you are in possession of your keys. This is because most vehicles get stolen because of a simple slip up. No matter how advanced your vehicle is with safety and technology, forgetting your keys in your car or leaving your vehicle running while unattended can be a major mistake.

If you want to make sure that your vehicle is left alone, make sure that you never leave any valuables on the front seat or front dashboard. If…

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