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How to Control Pet Hair in Your Car

One of the hardest things to remove from your vehicle's interior when cleaning it is pet hair. Stray pieces of fur can weave themselves into the fabric of your seats, making it almost impossible to remove them. As with so many things, prevention is much easier than cleaning.

Before your car trip, take a few minutes to brush your pet thoroughly of any loose hair. If you pet will allow it and you're not going on a very long drive, house your pet in a carrier, which will also help to contain the fur.  

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Drive Safe with a Clean Windshield

One of the biggest dangers on the road, aside from the unpredictable nature of other drivers, is weather. Sure, the streets are cleaned and maintained, and if you mind your speed, that’s not an issue. Still, it’s visibility that’s an issue. Your windshield is very obviously important, and in order to keep it clean, you need to keep your washer fluid topped off and your wiper blades in good condition. Wiper blades do not last forever. 

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Tips for Picking Out Your Teen's First Car

Purchasing your teen's first car is always a huge moment. However, you should not simply purchase the first one that you see. Instead, the Zeigler Maserati of Grandville team recommends buying a car that offers plenty of features that are designed to keep your new driver sage on the road.

Parents should pay special attention to the vehicle's size. As a general rule, the bigger the car is, the safer your teenager will be in it.  

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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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