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Understanding Your Vehicle's Battery

Vehicles run on power, and there are several ways that all vehicles get their ability to run. The main source of power to get the car running on the road is fuel, whether it runs on standard gas or diesel. Gasoline is the primary way cars and trucks are powered to drive.

Vehicle Battery Life

?When it comes to operating all of the components of a vehicle, the battery is the key. The battery helps to run all of the electrical and electronic components of the vehicle, and without a good battery, it cannot properly start or stay running.

 

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Washing Your Vehicle is for More Than Just Looks

While many automobile drivers mistakenly believe that washing your vehicle is solely for aesthetic purposes, this could not be further from the truth.

A car that is washed regularly will enjoy a longer life span. Dirt that is left to linger on a vehicle can lead to scratches and other types of surface damage. This accumulation can also contribute to rust buildup. Keeping your windshield and windows clean will help you to see more clearly and drive more safely. Lastly, clean vehicles are also more fuel-efficient, helping you to save money at the pump. 

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What Do Gaskets Do?

Your car has many fluids and gases that circulate through the various systems. For instance, there is gasoline, oil, antifreeze and power steering fluid, to name a few. Gaskets are rubber or other special material that forms a seal between two components and keeps the fluid from leaking out.

Gaskets and seals are made to be resistant to the fluid that they are supposed to contain, but they will all eventually break down over time. When this happens, they develop cracks, imperfections or become brittle. They no longer form a tight seal. 
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Change Your Oil According To The Manufacturer

Have you ever wondered about needing to change your oil if you don't drive your car very much? The answer is yes you still need an oil change. There are time intervals as well as mileage intervals that you should follow in order to keep your car running in top-level form. Oil change specifications are unique to every vehicle, and it's important for you to know when the right time is to change the oil on your car. Using the right type of oil is equally important! Purchasing cheap oil isn't always the best idea. 

 

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The Importance of Being Prepared


When you drive around Seaside, things could happen at any time. While we can only do so much to prevent these incidents, we can be prepared for emergencies. At Porsche Monterey, we encourage our customers to carry roadside emergency kits with them. This allows them to be proactive about situations when they arise.

What should you pack in your kit? Some kits come pre-assembled, so you don't have to worry about anything. If you're putting it together yourself, consider purchasing jumper cables, a flashlight, a first aid kit, reflectors, and roadside flares. 
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How to Take a Badge Off of a Vehicle

We feel that it is important for our customers to know how to customize their vehicle. One way to customize your car or truck is to take off the badge placed on it by Porsche Monterey or the automaker itself. In most cases, the badges will be placed on the vehicle with adhesive.

To remove the adhesive, simply use hot water to loosen it up. Once the adhesive has been loosened, the badge can be removed using a credit card or another small object. After the badge is taken off of the vehicle, use a clean cloth to remove any…

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Why You Should Use Car Wax

There is a lot that the casual user of cars does not know about car wax. This is often why they do not use it when they are washing their cars. However, there are quite a few reasons that you should use car wax when you wash your car.

One thing that is important is to know what car wax does. Wax in general is all about protection. You are applying a coat to your vehicle in order to prevent contact with the nasty stuff. Therefore, you are keeping your car clean as well as protecting it from other elements…

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The Best Car Washing Schedule

We here at Porsche Monterey in Seaside understand the importance of keeping your vehicle crisp and clean. Routine checkups and oil changes are a given, but did you know that washing your car is equally important? We feel it's our job to keep you informed, so here's a quick heads up.

Routine Car Washes: Basic Car Health

Car washes are like showers for your car. They keep it looking, smelling and functioning at the top of its game. Car washes also clear away dust, pollen, air pollutants, salt, bug guts, tree sap and bird droppings, irritants that ruin…
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Removing Pet Hair From Your Vehicle May Be Easier Than You Think

It can be pretty overwhelming to realize that while you were driving with your pet in your vehicle, they shed loads of hair onto your seats and floor. Don't worry, you can make quick work of this mess with just a few simple tips.
  • Get rid of hair on your seats in just minutes by inflating a balloon and running it over the seat surface. The static electricity that is created will cause the hair to adhere to the balloon.
  • Lint rollers are cheap and can be kept in your vehicle, home, office, etc. Simply remove the used sheet…
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Help a Stranded Driver With Jumper Cables

Jumper cables allow you to transfer power from a working car battery to one that is dead. The process is simple, but it's important to follow the right steps. Get the two cars close together, and then turn off the good vehicle. Attach the cables to the good battery first, and don't allow the clamps to touch.

Attach the black wire clamp to the black terminal and do the same for the red. Once the two batteries are connected to one another, you can begin transferring power. Turn on the good car and wait for a couple of…
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