A Few Tips For Proper Car Detailing

If you like to have the best-looking car on the street, you're going to need to take the time to properly detail your car, inside and out. Of course, detailing your car can actually be fun and relaxing if you know how to do it properly. At Porsche Monterey, we want everyone to be able to take care of their car properly, which is why we offer these simple detailing tips.

One important tip is to change the water in your bucket regularly when washing your vehicle. 

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What is an Alignment?

At Porsche Monterey, our automotive service department helps to make sure that drivers throughout Seaside are safe on the road. You may have heard that vehicle alignment services are necessary for car maintenance but keep reading to learn exactly why they are so important for maintaining your vehicle.

Our comprehensive vehicle alignment services ensure that your car's steering and suspension systems are in order. When your vehicle pulls to the left or the right without you turning the steering wheel, this is a sign that your alignment could be off. In addition, 

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Why Car Wax is Vital to Your Vehicle

When you buy a new car or even a good used car, you want the body to keep that "like new" appearance as long as possible. Washing your car regularly is a great way to ensure that it looks great but only for the moment. Car wax plays a much more important role in your car maintenance routine. In the past, car wax was made for various types of animal fats, but with advanced technology, that is no longer the case. Car wax is made up of natural waxes, synthetically blended chemicals and petroleum agents.

Car does more than just…

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Easy and Important Tips for Replacing a Flat Tire

You're driving when suddenly your tire goes flat. It's a common situation that most drivers in Seaside have encountered. Porsche Monterey wants to share a few simple tips that all drivers should remember when replacing a flat tire.

If a flat occurs while you are driving, getting your car safely out of traffic is the top priority. You should reduce your speed and look for a safe exit off the roadway. You can drive for a very short distance on the cars rim without causing damage. Try to find a spot that is level and firm before you…

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What are Gaskets?: A Simple Guide

The term "gasket" gets thrown around frequently when talking about vehicles, but you're not quite sure what it means. A "gasket" is essentially a catch-all term for hundreds of components that make up the inner workings of your vehicle. A gasket is a piece that forms an airtight seal between two surfaces, keeping gas or liquids from escaping.

Gaskets can be found everywhere: in the doors, in the engine, in the oil pan, and every place your car has small working parts. Gaskets are designed to withstand harsh conditions, including extreme temperatures and intense pressure. 

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The Panamera Epitomizes Porsche Luxury and Power

The Panamera appeals to people who desire a larger spacious sedan with the attributes of a powerful sporty Porsche. The vehicle is exquisite in every detail and performs beyond expectations. See the new sedans up close at our Porsche Monterey destination. Make arrangements to take a Panamera for a test drive.

The sedan comes in eight different trim levels. But, all have the iconic Porsche body style. They are simply larger. The gentle upward curve of the hood line ventures up and over the roof of the vehicles and slopes down over the rear window and trunk area

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Performance is Improved with the Power of the Porsche 911 Carrera

Here at Porsche Monterey, we believe you should be able to enjoy your Porsche 911 Carrera to the best of your abilities with the highest level of power surging through the car.

You may be drawn to the classic styling and sleek lines of the Carrera but you will find yourself drawn in by the twin-turbocharged engine that includes a powerful intercooler system that can bring you an even more powerful and ecologically-friendly way of reusing power in a turbo engine. The redesign of the twin-turbocharged engine has not only changed the way power is produced 

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is more than just a scary situation to find yourself in while driving. It can also lead to you being seriously injured or even killed. Use these tips to help you prevent hydroplaning the next time you drive in wet conditions.

First, you should make sure that your tires are properly inflated. Flat tires or tires that are not aired up enough can be difficult to control. They also skid on excess water and are not able to be stopped quickly. You also need to slow down and go under the speed limit. Driving too fast in wet conditions…

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Be Prepared by Knowing Which Spare Tire Type You Have

You have a spare tire in your trunk. Good enough, right? Well, actually, while it's great that you have a spare tire, you'll also be more prepared in the event that you need to use it if you already understand what kind of spare tire it is. "There's more than one kind?" you say. Yes, there is, and at Porsche Monterey, we love educating our customers on some basic vehicle maintenance knowledge.

A full-size spare tire is the same size as all of your other tires. In fact, you can even put it in the rotation of…

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Belts & Hoses: What Are They, When to Replace Them?

Belts and hoses are critical auto parts, but they're often overlooked. Questions about them are common in our Porsche Monterey service department. Depending on your vehicle, driving habits and mileage, belts and hoses should be replaced every 36,000 to 50,000 miles or sooner. Here's a brief explanation of each part.

Main Types of Belts

There are two main types of belts that keep your vehicle running smoothly: timing and serpentine. Timing belts act on your engine, ensuring that the camshaft and crankshaft remain in synchronicity and moving smoothly in relation to each other
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