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Start a Dead Battery With Jumper Cables


If you left your lights on and now have a dead battery, it's time to use your jumper cables. You'll need a second car with a good battery. Move the good car as close to possible to the dead car so that the jumper cables will reach. Turn off the good car and take out the jumper cables.

The jumper cables are red and black, with clamps on both ends. Attach the red clamp to the red terminal on the good battery and do the same with the black. Then attach the clamps to the dead battery, being…
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Keeping Rodents Out of Your Car

Regardless of where you live in Warwick, it's important to make sure that mice, rats, and other rodents don't get into your vehicle. At Herb Chambers Maserati of Warwick, we can help you understand the steps that you can take to deter unwanted visitors so that you can keep your car safe.

Rodents in your car can cause a lot of damage, chewing the insulation on wiring and causing extensive damage to your engine....

 

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

If you have all-season tires on your vehicle, you might not be ready for winter driving in Warwick. While all-season tires are made to be durable and ready to handle most driving conditions, the harder rubber compound does not grip well when driving on snow or in extreme cold.

Winter tires are made of a different rubber compound that is much softer than that on all-season tires. They stay flexible and pliable even when it's cold out. The deeper tread pattern is designed to get rid of snow and water, and the many biting edges improve traction on ice…
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Understanding the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer

Oversteer and understeer are terms that refer to your vehicle's dynamics. In simple terms, oversteer occurs when your car turns more than you want. Understeer is the opposite as your vehicle will turn less than you want. Oversteer is more common in rear-wheel drive vehicles, while understeer occurs more frequently in front-wheel drive vehicles.

In reality, the terms are more complicated. Understeering means a lack of grip. It happens when you turn the wheels too early in a front-wheel drive car when turning a corner. It can also happen when you turn too fast or too far.

 

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Choose a Rubber or Carpet Floor Mat to Enhance Your Vehicle's Interior

Do you want the durability of rubber floor mats or the luxury of carpet floor mats in your vehicle? If you're in the market to buy new floor mats, you'll need to make this decision. Here's how to know which option is the best for you.

The biggest benefit of rubber floor mats is that they clean up easily. Just take a garden hose to them after a slushy, salty winter, then they'll look as good as new. They're also a good option if you have children or pets that drag dirt in. The biggest…
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Learning About the Different Types of Winter Tires

You might be looking to replace the tires on your vehicle to get it ready for a new season. It is important that you know which types of winter tires are available to you and the way that each type will work on your vehicle.

You might choose to add studdable winter tires to your vehicle. These tires give you the option to add metal studs to them to help them have maximum traction when you are traveling in difficult conditions. These can help you get up hills that are covered with snow and they can keep your vehicle on…
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ASE Certification Adds Value to Car Repairs and Ensures Quality

There are many repairs that need to be completed during a car's lifetime. It's not only important that the repairs are completed timely, but also that they're completed by a person who is trained to perform the job. Of course, there are many qualified individuals who know how to complete car repairs, but not all of them are ASE certified. ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence, which is given by an independent non-profit institution using the most advanced automotive technology to assess a technician’s knowledge.

ASE certification is used by dealerships...

 

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Try the New Apple CarPlay at Herb Chambers Maserati of Warwick

Apple is constantly updating their software to improve usability and security. The new version of Apple CarPlay is compatible with any Apple mobile device after the iPhone 5 with an operating system 7.0 or later. Apple CarPlay is essential for a quiet yet effective phone connection experience in your car. Instead of having to constantly reconnect or use cords, Apple CarPlay instantly links up with your vehicle without having to manually input any data.

Most people will end up using Siri with Apple CarPlay. Apple's Siri is by far the best...

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