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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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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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