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Car Wax: When to Apply and the Frequency of Application

If you have gained an interest in car wax, you are probably wondering a few things. One of the questions you may have is when you should apply the wax. This actually has a couple of parts to it that you need to understand so that you can apply adequate protection to your vehicle.

The best time to apply car wax to your vehicle is at the end of washing it. Once you have rubbed it down and rinsed off the soap that you used to wipe off the dirt, then you should take the wax and apply it to…

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Used and Beloved: Why Used Cars are a Good Buy

A lot of people in Warwick are driving used cars. If you really think about it, no car is completely new. Someone has touched it in some way.

Sure, having a newer car comes with the feeling of driving a new car, and the people at Herb Chambers Maserati of Warwick know that, but used cars come with perks, such as the following.

Peace of Mind

Purchasing a used car comes with peace of mind because it is used. A lot of car owners who buy new cars cannot stop stressing about scratches or scoffs, but a used car owner…
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Important Tips on Headlight Restoration

If you’ve ever driven at night and had difficulty seeing due to dull or dirty headlights, you know the importance of clean headlights. It not only makes it easier to drive but safer as well. Our highly trained technicians at Herb Chambers Maserati of Warwick can offer you some great tips on headlight cleaning or restoration.

Insect repellent with DEET is a simple way to clean your headlights quickly and effectively. To avoid damaging paint, spray it heavily on a rag and then wash the light with the rag. Scrub for a few minutes, then wipe it down with…
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Don't Forget Your Emergency Kit

When you are making your road trip packing list, don’t forget to include an emergency safety kit. It is a good idea to bring your car in for a checkup, and make sure that everything is in working order. However, it is still a good idea to be prepared in the event of an emergency.

A safety kit should include a few snacks, water, sunblock, and a fully charged cell phone or battery pack. You should also include a basic first-aid kit that includes Band-Aids, disinfectant, tweezers, and a chemical ice pack. It is also a good idea to…
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Backup Cameras Make A Difference


You wouldn't believe the amount of help that a backup camera can provide to any driver. It is something that has become a standard part of the vehicles that are put out in today's market.

As a safety measure, the backup camera is the kind of thing that a driver can rely on in terms of getting in and out of tight jams. It can help a person avoid hitting anything that comes behind their vehicle without them having to look over their shoulder.

The truth is that it is nice to be able to just look at…
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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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