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Make The Choice Not To Drive Distracted

AAA recommends a lot of different strategies for helping to deal with distracted driving. They want people to know that they need to focus on driving completely and not allow some of the typical distractions to become a big deal.

They recommend that all drivers take the time to handle their grooming and snacking and more while they are at home and not while they are in the car. They always tell people to make sure that they don’t look at their smartphones while in the car.

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Halloween Driving Tips to Improve Safety

Halloween is a great time for kids, but it's also one of the top three days with a high number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities. As motorists, it's up to us to know how to improve safety.

Step one: drive slower. Residential areas have lower speed limits, but you need to go at least five miles slower than that. This gives you a little extra reaction time if children dart out in front of you. Look for kids moving across lawns and porches and walking along streets, medians and curbs.  

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Tips for Dealing with a Collision

Being involved in an accident is stressful, especially if anyone is injured or your vehicle is totaled. Regardless of what happened, it's important to keep calm and take time to handle the matter correctly.

If there's anyone injured, contact 911 immediately, even for minor injuries. Police should always be dispatched so you'll have proof and documentation of the accident occurring. Only move the vehicles if traffic is impeded or it's unsafe to stay in the current location.  

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How to Save Money on Fuel by Using Less While Driving

Everyone wants to save money wherever possible, and one of the biggest areas that a lot of us focus on is on gas. Fuel economy is the amount that you save on gasoline, and we have some tips for how to do it.

You should always use the type of fuel that is recommended for your particular vehicle. It may feel right to go for the cheapest fuel in the moment, but in the long run it may be just wrong. Another thing you should be paying attention to is how much you are using the gas pedal. Slow it…

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Do "Move Over" Laws Exist?

Confusion surrounds the arrival of so-called "move over" traffic laws. Drivers receive conflicting information about whether these laws do exist. In all 50 states, the laws are definitely on the books. Drivers who fail to follow the rules can receive a citation.

When an emergency vehicle stops on the road and has its flashing lights on, drivers must adhere to a new rule. The law states that drivers must either move away from the lane closest to an emergency vehicle or reduce their speed by 20 MPH. Failure to do so could mean a ticket. 

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Let Android Auto be Your Second Pair of Eyes

At one point, the only computers in cars were the special hidden ones that controlled the engine timer. If you take a look at any car on the Zeigler Maserati of Grandville lot, then you'll probably see some kind of information and entertainment system. Those that have Android Auto deserve a second look, though, because it can function as a second pair of eyes in a way.

This technology was developed by Google to mirror features from any compatible Android device to an onboard display screen or even a dashcam.  

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Infotainment and Why it is Important for New Vehicles

One of the terms that has been thrown around as it relates to vehicles is infotainment. We at Zeigler Maserati of Grandville hear about it and talk about it a lot. However, some people who do not usually get the latest in automobiles and their technology might want to know that it really means.

When people use the term infotainment, they refer to the set of apps and features that deal with information and entertainment as well as other things. For instance, many vehicles come with a display that allows you to read information on various things such as the…

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What Exactly Is Horsepower?

Horsepower is a term that has forever been used when describing the power of the vehicle that you are looking at. But what exactly does this really mean, and how was that term coined?

The term was first coined by James Watt back in the late 18th century as a way to sell steam engines to prospective customers. He came up with this by figuring that a mill-horse could push 33 pound-feet in one minute, and he then applied that to the power rating of the steam engines that he was selling. The term stuck and we have been using…

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