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Things You Should Keep Inside Your Roadside Emergency Kit

Building your own emergency kit for troubles on the road is easy if you know what can help in most scenarios. These are some of the more important items that need to be in your kit.

Keep a set of jumper cables in your emergency kit, it will give any other motorist the opportunity to jump-start your vehicle. An empty gas can is a key to getting fuel quickly in case you run out on the highway.

Pack a bag of tools, ranging from a hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, to socket set. The more tools, the better chance of making some…

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Spotting Potential Trouble in the Treads of the Car Tires

If you can spot trouble with the car tires today, you can avoid a potential tire blowout tomorrow. Your friends at Zeigler Maserati of Grandville wanted to help you spot these issues more easily.

Look closely at every tire at least once a week. Look to see that all the tread is wearing in an even pattern and you don't see any cracks in the treads.

Those cracks could lead to serious problems, especially if air can leak out causing the underinflated tire to be more likely to fail at high speeds.

There should not be bulges in the…

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What are the Benefits of Buying Parts from a Dealership?

The question of where to buy spare parts for your car is one of the problems that trouble many people. While there are many aftermarkets where you can get parts, there is always the question of which one is better. Which quality will work well with your vehicle? Our staff at Zeigler Maserati of Grandville highlights some of the reasons why you should buy your parts from the OEM.

Visit our local dealership to get all your questions answered and to get the replacement service from experts who are capable of answering all your doubts.

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Get Your Vehicle Loan Easily Pre-Approved in Grandville

Many people spend about as much time or more in getting their financing taken care of at the end of the day when they purchase their car. They may spend 30 to 45 minutes picking out their car, but then spend one to two hours with the financing person getting the paperwork completed.

A better way to do this is to just get your loan pre-approved prior to going to the dealership. Go to our website and fill out the application form found on the site. In a brief period of time, you will receive a reply with the amount…

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How to Replace Your Own Flat Tire

From time to time, you may find yourself in need of knowing how to change a flat tire, whether it be your own or someone else's. Fortunately, the staff at Zeigler Maserati of Grandville is here with a few helpful tips.

To start off, make sure you have a spare tire, a car manual, a car jack, a lug wrench, tire tools, and a flashlight. Also, make sure you are off of the road, parked, and in a safe spot. Have your emergency brakes on, as well. Use your car's manual first of all to guide you on…

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DIY Headlight Restoration for Your Car

Most of the older cars on the road today have a major problem. Yellow headlights! Most cars age and display some issues, but older cars have a major problem with the old glass used in headlights. Not only does it trap dirt and grime, but it also fades to a yellow color. Want to fix that quickly?

Why not try some toothpaste? There are actual chemical properties in toothpaste that make it a great cleaning agent for headlights. You can use it with a rag to wipe away the exterior grime of the headlight. If that is not doing the…

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Are You Prepared for Hydroplaning Conditions?

If you find yourself driving in significant rain, the conditions for hydroplaning can arise. When this happens, your vehicle feels like it is skimming over the road which can be both frightening and hazardous. There are, however, steps that you can take to avoid hydroplaning.

If you notice that water levels on the road are rising, then you should reduce your speed 5 to 10 miles under the speed limit and avoid suddenly accelerating. Another preventive measure that you can take is buying better quality tires that are designed to handle hydroplaning conditions. 

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Understanding the Warranty on Your Vehicle

A warranty for your vehicle protects you in the event your car breaks down because of defects in a component or poor workmanship. The difference between a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty is significant, and knowing which protection you need can help you make a more informed purchasing decision.

A bumper-to-bumper warranty protects just about everything on your vehicle, including your powertrain. As one of the more expensive components to fix on your vehicle, you can also purchase specific coverage that is for the powertrain only.

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Tips on Tire Pressure during Winter

There are few things that you can do to help you avoid deadly mistakes when on the road. During the winter season, roads are wet most of the time, and you need good tires to get the best out of them.

One of the tips you should consider is rotating your tires after every 5,000 miles. This goes a long way to ensure your tires wear evenly. Secondly, ensure that new tires are first fitted at the back axle to help drivers have better control of their cars. This is because if your car loses traction on the rear…

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Motor Oil Viscosity: Why It's Important

Every vehicle has a specification for what type of motor oil it should get. Part of that spec is the viscosity rating you should use. Why is it important?

Motor oil is rated for its thickness in the dead of winter and also while running hot on the freeway in the summer. Because your vehicle's engine runs at various temperatures and motor oil tends to be thicker when cold and thinner when hot, engines are designed with particular motor oil in mind. Using a different viscosity can cause the moving parts in your car's engine to wear out…

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