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Changing a Flat Tire and Staying Safe on the Roadside

Follow these steps so you can change that flat tire quickly and safely.

If your vehicle is stuck on the road, it is fine to ride the rim if you are only moving a few feet to a safer location.

Loosen up all those lug nuts on the flat tire first, a turn or two will be enough. Then jack the car into the air so the flat tire is off the ground. Remove the lugs, remove the tire, then place that flat tire off out of the way.

Replace with the spare tire, secure by tightening the lug nuts…
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How to Prevent Motion Sickness

Don't let your penchant for motion sickness deter you from hitting the road for your next adventure. Try out these tips for keeping yourself healthy on the road.

Did you know that motion sickness actually originates with a problem in your inner ear? Preventative drugs, such as Dramamine, can be purchased over the counter and are a great way to stop the sickness before it starts. If you are already on the road, try to focus your eyes on the horizon while in the front seat. This aligns your eyes with the direction of the car and can calm…
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Cars and Bikes: Learning to Ride Together Safely

Some drivers don't like sharing roadways with bicyclists, but bike riders have a right to be there. Here are some tips to help motorists and cyclists safely coexist on roadways.

What do you do when there isn't enough room on the side of your lane for a bike rider? Wait for your chance to pass them. When space is limited, the cyclist gets to use the whole lane. As soon as the other lane is clear, you have an opportunity to safely pass the cyclist. Another safety tip is to slow down, and follow the speed limit. That…

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The Ins and Outs of Your Vehicle’s Suspension

The service team here at Porsche Monterey believes that every driver should understand all of the basic components of a vehicle, and that includes the suspension. A well-informed driver will be able to catch minor suspension issues before they become expensive problems. Here is a closer look at the ins and outs of your vehicle’s suspension system.

Your vehicle’s suspension system includes the tires, shock absorbers, springs, and linkages. The primary goal of that system is to provide consistent handling. A well-maintained suspension system is also going to...

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Benefits of a Dash Cam

Dash cams are dash-mounted cameras you have in your vehicle to monitor and record everything around the vehicle. Most new cars today have dash cams already installed in the vehicle because they are such a popular addition to vehicles. Stop at Porsche Monterey and get all the information you need on dash cams.

Dash cams are more than just a luxury in your vehicle and have many benefits.

• Can prove an accident wasn’t your fault
• Can help you improve your driving habits
• Can help you monitor how your teen driver is driving
• Can capture beautiful scenery while you’re…

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Don’t Ignore These Warning Signs of a Failing Starter

Even though modern starters are designed to last for decades, these components can become damaged in the blink of an eye. If you catch the early warning signs of a failing starter, then you might be able to avoid expensive or time-consuming issues down the road.

You vehicle should quickly and consistently turn on every time that you turn the ignition. The starter might be damaged if you hear any unusual noises or smell unpleasant odors when you turn the key. A clicking or grinding sound is usually the result of a damaged starter or starter solenoid.

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Signs of Extreme Tire Wear

The last thing that you want is for your tire to pop or shred while on the highway. As a blowout can come without warning, it can be hard to take corrective action when it happens. To avoid a blowout, be sure to check for signs of damage such as dry rot or cuts along the sidewall.

Tires are rated to last for about 60,000 miles on average. If your tires are old or look like they don't have a lot of tread left, it is a good idea to replace them. The penny or quarter test can…

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Back-to-School Service for Your Car

As summer rushes onward, and the start of school approaches, you've many things on your mind. These include making sure your family's car is in top condition.

When it comes to back-to-school service for your car, you really do want to take a comprehensive, bumper to bumper approach to the process. You must make certain that all elements of your car are fully operational and in the best condition possible.

Understanding the importance of the back-to-school automobile service process, you need to make certain that you access the services of qualified professionals. With this in mind, we...

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How Roadtrip Games Will Keep the Kids Entertained

These games are fun for all inside the car, and they will certainly help to pass the time so it feels like you get to that vacation destination faster.

To play I’m Going on a Picnic, you name one picnic item that starts with the letter "A", the next person "B", the next "C", and so on. The only sticking point is as the game goes on, you need to memorize all the other items before saying your item. The fifth player needs to recite A-B-C-D items before picking an "E" item.
 

 

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Dawn of a New Axle Era

Story & photo courtesy of newsroom.porsche.com

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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