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Do You Know How to Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen?

With more than half of the 770,000 car thefts reported each year being preventable, your friends here at Porsche Monterey want to make sure you know how to prevent your car from being stolen. By following these simple tips, you can drastically reduce your risk of becoming the victim of car theft:
  • Don't leave your car doors unlocked, even while you are on the road.
  • Never leave your car with the windows rolled down.
  • Don't leave your keys in your vehicle. Take them out of the ignition, and take them with you every time you get out…
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How Auto-Dimming Mirrors Actually Work

Have you ever been blinded by the glare of headlights in your rear-view mirror? It can be a scary and distracting situation, putting everyone in the car at risk. Fortunately, Auto-Dimming mirrors have been around for a while now, making the roads at night a bit safer. Our team at Porsche Monterey is ready to tell you how they work.

Auto-Dimming mirrors have two sensors on them: one in the front which catches direct glares from headlights, and one in the back which picks up on the ambient light of the windshield. These sensors communicate with the control circuit, 

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Steps to Take When Involved in an Auto Accident

Auto accidents are stressful. Fortunately, there are steps to take to stay on task and remain calm. Porsche Monterey brings you these tips to help you stay safe on the road this driving season.

First, you'll want to make sure that you or the other party isn't injured. If so, contact 911 for EMS and the police. If not, you'll want to contact the police. It's required by law and can keep away from exaggerated or false claims in the future. If required by law, move the vehicles to the shoulder or emergency lane and stay…
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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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Porsche Macan Exhibits Beauty and Performance Inside and Out

If you have not had the opportunity to check out the new Porsche Macan, now is the time to do so. This popular luxury compact crossover features a wide array of impressive performance offerings expertly balanced with luxurious styling and innovative technological options.

The standard Macan features a turbocharged inline-4 engine boasting 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Or choose the powerful Macan S with its turbocharged V6, delivering 348 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. For the ultimate in performance, be sure to consider the Macan Turbo and its twin-turbocharged V6 
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Porsche Cayenne Overview

The Porsche Cayenne is a one-of-a-kind SUV with historical design from the automaker, as well as a complete upgrade for the latest models. All new turbocharged engines are included even in the standard trim so that you get a starting horsepower of 335. This number goes all the way up with a twin turbocharged engine, delivering 541 horsepower for the premium Cayenne trims. With seating for five, tons of entertainment, and all-wheel drive, you'll love the way that it feels to drive the Cayenne.

For an SUV, the Cayenne delivers on performance. 

 

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Reasons for Buying a Used Car

There are many reasons to consider buying a used car when you need a vehicle to get around Seaside. Porsche Monterey understands the many advantages to buying used instead of new and can explain your options.

The price of new cars will depreciate quickly. On average, a new car will only be worth 54% of its original price after three years. Buying a lightly used car will let you get a great vehicle for a fraction of the price. In fact, you'll be able to get a better used vehicle for a certain price than if you bought new…
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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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Safety Tips for Driving Near Bicyclists

You already know how to share roads with other vehicles, but what about bicyclists? Legally, they have the same rights as drivers, and they are held to the same standards. Porsche Monterey has a few tips to help you share the road with cyclists safely.

Number one is to pay attention. Distracted driving is a problem for everyone. Keep an eye out for bicyclists, pedestrians and others. Make sure to fully stop before turning, and leave about three feet of space between you and bicycle riders. If there's not enough room for your car and a bike to ride…
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