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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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How to Take a Badge Off of a Vehicle

We feel that it is important for our customers to know how to customize their vehicle. One way to customize your car or truck is to take off the badge placed on it by Porsche Monterey or the automaker itself. In most cases, the badges will be placed on the vehicle with adhesive.

To remove the adhesive, simply use hot water to loosen it up. Once the adhesive has been loosened, the badge can be removed using a credit card or another small object. After the badge is taken off of the vehicle, use a clean cloth to remove any…

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How to Control Odors Inside of Your Vehicle

There are a number of different factors that can contribute to odors developing in your car. Whether you take your pets on the road with you, your kids are eating during a drive or you have left some garbage in there for a few days, there are some steps you can take to prevent some stinky issues from occurring again in the future.

Make sure that garbage is cleaned out from your vehicle each day. Don't leave food or other perishable items laying around. They will spoil and smell.

 

 

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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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