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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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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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