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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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Why is it Important to Wash Your Vehicle Regularly?

While many vehicle owners choose to neglect routine washing of their vehicle, this is a very important process that is imperative to protecting your investment over time. Not only will your vehicle look shiny and new after you've performed some exterior maintenance, but you can prevent rust and erosion with a quick scrub.

The exterior of your vehicle is mainly metal. Because of this, any moisture that gets under that thin layer of paint will cause rust to form very easily. Rust can be expensive to repair, depending on where the rust is located on the vehicle.  

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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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