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The Benefits of a Trade or Loan Refinance

At Zeigler Maserati of Grandville, we want you to know how to get the most value for your money as a car owner. One way to make owning a car more affordable is by trading it for a new vehicle. The equity in your vehicle will be used as a down payment, which will reduce how much that you need to finance.

In some cases, trading in a vehicle may reduce the cost of the purchase for sales tax purposes as well. This could save an additional $500 to $1,000 on the overall purchase price. Refinancing your vehicle loan…

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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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Tips for Controlling Odors in Your Vehicle

It’s important to control odors from the very beginning. At Zeigler Maserati of Grandville, we have tips to make sure that the odors never even have a chance inside of your vehicle.

There’s a lot that you can do in terms of prevention. Throw out food wrappers as soon as you are done with them. Avoid smoking in your vehicle (or do so with the windows wide open for ventilation). If you spill something, get it cleaned up as soon as possible. 

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Detailing Your Wheels and Tires to Perfection

Although many people think that cleaning your wheels and tires is merely for appearance, the proper upkeep of this critical part of your vehicle is actually a maintenance issue. The tire and wheel experts at Zeigler Maserati of Grandville want to make sure that you know how to properly care for your vehicle so that you continue to get the most enjoyment out of it.

It is important to choose a cleaner that is appropriate for the specific type of wheel. Choose a more powerful wheel cleaner if you have not performed a cleaning recently. 

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Get a Grip on Winter Driving

We at Zeigler Maserati of Grandville assist many of our customers with selecting the right tires for the season. No matter the weather you drive in, our inventory will help your vehicle perform as best as possible. However, winter driving brings some of the most hazardous road conditions that require tires with safety in mind.

There are three types of winter tires to choose from. Studdable winter / snow tires enable drivers to add a layer of metal studs to drive in icy conditions, although some states don’t allow studded tires because of potential road surface damage.  

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Consider Windshield Chip Repairs

The big problem with chips in your windshield is that they can lead to bigger cracks later on. This is why most people think they need to replace their entire windshield as soon as they see even the smallest chip, but that doesn't need to be the case. Chips in your windshield can be repaired for less than $50, and even though there will still be a slight scar in the windshield, it will be much less likely to lead to severe cracking that will require a replacement. 

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Winter Driving Tips That Can Help Keep You Safe

Our team at Zeigler Maserati of Grandville can help you prepare for harsh winter weather. During the winter, it can be extremely dangerous when you are behind the wheel. If you are properly prepared, it can help you get to your destination safely. Before the snow and ice set in, it is important to have your vehicle serviced to allow our technicians to check for worn hoses, leaks, or other damage.

Try to stock your vehicle with a broom, ice scraper, and snow shovel, and cat litter and other abrasive materials that can be helpful if you get stuck in…

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