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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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Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive - Which Do You Need?

Choosing the right vehicle is very important, and at Maserati of Wilmington Pike we want you to be an informed driver, so you make the best choice for your driving. Choosing between a front-wheel-drive and a rear-wheel-drive can be a big decision and one we want to help you with. Come see us and allow us to explain the difference between the two.

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Disconnecting Cables To Replace Your Battery

When you notice signs that it's time to replace your battery, you can visit Maserati of Wilmington Pike while you're traveling in Chadds Ford, PA to have someone check the strength of it before it's replaced. You can easily change your battery yourself with a few simple tips.

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How to Keep Your Ride Free of Pet Hair

We get lots of DIY car detailing questions here at Maserati of Wilmington Pike. We totally understand how crucial it is for you to keep your ride clean. We also know that you often don't have time. Here are some quick tips to simplify your vehicle detailing, especially when it comes to the removal of dog hair.

Install a seat rider or Petrider to keep Fido's shedding from getting into your seats. A harness or crate is another good idea. It contains the hair your dog sheds, making for easy cleanup. It also minimizes distractions while you're…

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Why Your Car's Engine Depends on a Timing Belt

Making sure our customers understand how to take care of their car is a priority here at Maserati of Wilmington Pike. Today, we cover the importance of a timing belt and why it is crucial for the operation of every vehicle.

The timing belt is a part that makes the crankshaft and camshaft in the engine turn at the same time. This simultaneous motion initiated by the timing belt is what makes the engine run and power the vehicle on the road. It is easy to see then why a damaged timing belt can cause a significant problem on the…

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