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Dawn of a New Axle Era

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Dawn of a New Axle Era

A little over forty years ago, the Porsche 928 revolutionized suspension technology—with the legendary Weissach axle.

1973:  New…

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Porsche buys 10-percent stake in electric supercar maker Rimac

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Porsche buys 10-percent stake in electric supercar maker Rimac

 Porsche has big plans to be a leader in the electric-car segment, and it has just inked a new partnership with a familiar company to bolster its position. The German sports car and luxury vehicle maker announced on Wednesday that it's purchased a 10-percent stake in the Croatian firm Rimac Automobili.

“We feel that Rimac’s ideas and approaches are extremely promising, which is why we hope to enter into close…

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Mission E becomes Taycan

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Mission E becomes Taycan

The future of mobility is another step closer: Series production of the first purely electric Porsche is set to begin next year. In preparation, the vehicle has now been given its official name: The “Mission E” concept study, the name currently…

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Motor Oil Myths

For as long as there have been cars, motors and motor oil around, there have been motor oil myths. What may have been true years ago may no longer be true for today's vehicles. If you have questions about motor oil and oil changes, stop at Porsche Monterey and speak to our certified technicians. They can answer all your questions.

Here are some common motor oil myths. Black oil means it needs to be changed. Black oil means it’s doing its job. The oil filter doesn’t need to be replaced every oil change. They both should be…

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The Ways to Identify Issues with Tire Treads on Your Vehicle

The tire tread on your car tires will give you warning signs when trouble possible, here is what you need to be looking out for.

Take a look at the treads on the tires weekly at the least, you want to try an identify strange wear patterns. The tread should be even, so if you see a bare patch or missing tread, don't hesitate in getting the car to Porsche Monterey for a checkup.

Looking more closely at the tire treads, you should be concerned if you see any bulges on the sidewalls. This is the weakest part of…
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Brake Inspections Keep Small Issues from Becoming Big Problems

If it ain't broke, don't fix it is a common expression, but it should never be applied to your car's brakes. Waiting until the actually break can be dangerous. Having a brake inspection can prevent many potential problems.

During a brake inspection, a technician checks the brake pads, shoes, discs and brake lines. What they are looking for is the proper thickness or other measurements recommended by the manufacturer. 

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The Warning Signs of an Overheating Engine

The engine is the most important mechanical component in your vehicle. It converts gasoline into usable mechanical energy. The engine can overheat, and the high temperatures can damage the components in your vehicle. Fortunately, there are signs that can indicate a failing engine.

If the coolant level is low, the engine will overheat. A large drop in the fluid level is usually a sign of a clogged radiator. A damaged hose can cause overheating in the engine. Additionally, a faulty water pump can cause leaks and overheating in the engine. 

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Changing Out Cabin and Engine Air Filters


You might understand just how a cabin air filter works and you might realize why such a filter is important. You would like to breathe in clean air in your vehicle and it can help you do that. It is important for you to pay attention to your engine air filter, as well, as it will help your engine perform well.

There is dirt in the air that comes at your vehicle as you are driving, and you should look out for both your vehicle's engine and your own lungs by keeping your filters in good shape. Change out…
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How do mufflers work?

To understand the inner workings of a muffler, you need to understand the operation of sound in relationship to your car’s engine. The engine produces a certain sound frequency or vibration during the combustion process. When your exhaust valve opens, a pressure ridge of sound vents into the exhaust manifold that bounces against the lighter vibrations inside the manifold. This makes for a higher ridge of vibration that travels faster down the pipe than the fumes.

When the ridge of vibration reaches the muffler, the vibrations are channeled into different pipes that send the...

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