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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 Benefits of an Infotainment System

More and more vehicles are including an infotainment system. You can see just how it works when you stop into Porsche Monterey. We’ll show you how the features will benefit you as you drive around Seaside.

The central screen serves as a command center so that you can control everything from the audio system to navigation functions. You’ll have some added features, too, like vehicle systems and Bluetooth calling. Plus, you can connect your phone to the system in most instances, allowing you to gain access to some of your favorite apps.

 

 

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A Comparison Between Rubber and Carpet Floor Mats

The folks at Porsche Monterey want you to be an informed car owner. Therefore, it is important that you know the difference between carpet and rubber floor mats. Rubber floor mats are ideal for those who have kids, pets or live in areas that experience a lot of rain, mud or snow.

This is because they can be cleaned simply by rinsing them with a hose or wiping them down with a cloth. The only downside to rubber mats is that they tend to come in only a few colors and designs.

On the other hand, carpeted floor mats come…

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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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Backup Cameras Promote Safety and Security


Here at our location in the Seaside area, we take time to help our customers and other drivers to remain safer as they operate their vehicles. While many vehicles include wide varieties of safety features that are designed to maximize passenger, driver, and pedestrian safety, there are few features that do this as effectively as backup camera systems. That said, many drivers new to this technology may know little about the subject.

Drivers everywhere will be seeing backup cameras appearing on newly manufactured vehicles due to federal laws that were passed in May of 2018.
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Refinancing and Trading In Used Cars Offers Many Benefits

Here at Porsche Monterey, we enjoy helping our customers and other drivers get the most value out of their vehicles. While many modern vehicles are durable and long-lasting, there eventually comes a day when they begin to lose value. This value loss may be due to both age or condition, but drivers of older cars can recoup some of these lost dollars if they either trade in or refinance their vehicles. That said, both value saving measures offer different sets of benefits.

Trading in vehicles in can come in handy in a variety of situations. 
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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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What Is a Blind-Spot Monitor?


Blind spot monitors have become more popular in the past five years. With the addition of sensors and cameras on vehicles, you can now get warnings that help you drive along any road and in any traffic conditions. Blind spot monitors are sensors and cameras that track motion and help you see where you can't, which is especially important for larger vehicles.

On big SUVs, trucks, sedans, and other vehicles, you'll find that blind spot monitors can save lives. You may not be able to see every point on your vehicle...
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Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Increase Night Driving Safety


If you've ever glanced in your rearview mirror while driving at night, only to be blinded by the glaring headlights of the vehicle behind you, you'll appreciate the function that auto-dimming mirrors, also called electrochromic mirrors, perform. Our service technicians at Porsche Monterey wanted to provide a quick explanation as to how auto-dimming mirrors work.

Auto-dimming mirrors use a process called electrochromism that darkens the mirror in order to prevent what's called the "Troxler Effect"
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