Check Headlights, Taillamps for Safe Driving

With summer driving in view, what's most important is nullifying trivial inconveniences that might arise including traffic stops. A stop may be initiated for anything out-of-order on the exterior of your vehicle. One potentially critical aspect of safe driving is making sure headlights and taillamps are in good working order.

A driver must always commit to inspecting a vehicle's exterior before stepping in. In ensuring ably working headlights and taillamps, nighttime is obviously a good moment for noting quality of light emitted and cracks in casing.

 

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Neutralize Allergy Season by Waxing Your Vehicle

With spring in the air, there's much pollen to be anticipated. One way to mitigate allergy season is by waxing your vehicle once washed thoroughly with soap and water. Make sure entire exterior has been hit with cleaning agent, even tires and rims. Once rinsed fully with water, towel dry the exterior completely.

Then, apply a conservative amount of wax compound in circular strokes, one small section at a time, even windscreen, mirrors and windows. This will minimize the sunlight from baking wax onto the vehicle. Once applied, immediately take a clean towel or buff and gently remove.

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Warning Signs Your Tire is About to Go Flat

Most drivers experience a flat tire at some point, and at times, it’s completely unavoidable. If you run over a nail or hit a curb that causes a loss in air pressure, you may easily be able to fix your tire with a small patch or even change to your spare. However, there are other cases where a failing tire is dangerous.

For example, bulging or blistering tires have bubbles that cause the tires to become misaligned. You’ll notice excessive vibration as you drive, particularly at higher speeds. Tires that cause vibration will also cause your differentials to…

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Protecting Your Car From Salt Corrosion

Road salt is designed to make it easier for you to drive over the ice and snow in the winter time. While road salt has its benefits, it can do a lot of damage to your car. It can damage the finish of your car and cause it to rust. You can protect your car from road salt damage by washing it every 10 days. However, you don't want to wash your car until the temperature reaches 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow your car to completely dry before you drive it again.

 

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Proper Fuel System Service

A working fuel system is at the heart of your car's efficiency and longevity. Manufacturers seldom recommend specific service intervals for your car's fuel system. However, there are certain considerations to bear in mind.

How to Know When It's Time for Fuel System Service

When it's time for fuel system service, your car tells you. Depending on how often you drive, your driving behavior and the conditions in which you drive, your vehicle may require fuel system service more or less frequently than other vehicles. Here's what to look and listen for:

  • Slow acceleration
  • Slow…
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What to do When You Get a Recall

Have you ever had a recall? if not, don't worry. Recalls aren't as bad as they sound. Here at Boch Maserati, we stay on top of vehicle recalls. How do we find out about recalls? It's easier than you think. Here are the basics.

What Exactly Are Recalls?

A recall is a manufacturer- or NHTSA-issued determination that your vehicle, motor vehicle equipment, car seats or tires do not meet United States Code for Motor Vehicle Safety standards. The recall may require the manufacturer to repurchase the recalled product, or

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Understanding How Brake Pads Work with Help from Boch Maserati

Many of us take for granted the hundreds of individual parts that make up our vehicles but to keep your car in top condition, it's vital to understand some of the most crucial components. For example, the brake pad uses immense friction and pressure to bring the vehicle to a stop, but did you ever consider how exactly it works?

As you press your foot to the brake pedal, a cylinder is engaged and sends brake fluid to the calipers. These calipers then seize the brake pads, which apply pressure and friction to the rotor, ultimately bringing the car…

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Book a Winter Car Care Appointment

Winter often comes with more driving hazard concerns than, say, spring or fall. Taking additional steps to prepare a car for the winter could deliver some peace of mind and improved safety.

Spending extra money to put snow tires on a vehicle may deliver a preferred level of traction. Other winter care steps may prove worthwhile, as well. A battery inspection and checking coolant levels might be advisable, for example.

Sometimes, even "simple" car care steps take on additional requirements when prepping for winter. 

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Avoid Salt Corrosion This Winter with These Tips

Although road salt is crucial to help maintain safe roads around Norwood, MA, it can certainly do a number on your car. Fortunately, if you know how to plan and can follow a few easy tips from Boch Maserati, seeing salt on the road will bring much less anxiety because you'll be able to largely avoid its negative effects.

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